Yamaha SR-B20A vs LG S80QY review

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Yamaha SR-B20A vs LG S80QY review

Yamaha SR-B20A
vs
LG S80QY

The present review is aimed to compare two soundbars - Yamaha SR-B20A vs LG S80QY that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema and music lovers. Based on our rating, SR-B20A has a total rating of 3.8 out of 10 versus 7.8 for S80QY.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Yamaha SR-B20A has 2.1 versus 3.1.3 for the LG S80QY. The output power is different and equal to 100 (overall) W for the SR-B20A versus 350 (overall) W for the S80QY. Only the Yamaha SR-B20A has a built-in subwoofer. The Yamaha SR-B20A got our rating of 5 out of 10, and the LG S80QY 7 for its audio features and specs.

Streaming services

Spotify support is available on the S80QY.

Connectivity

Only the LG S80QY can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Yamaha SR-B20A has 0/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 1/1 of the LG S80QY. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, the SR-B20A received a rating of 4/10 versus 8/10, respectively.

Features

Compared soundbars have no app control. None of the models under consideration have a built-in microphone. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.

Multichannel surround

Only the S80QY has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the S80QY. For multichannel surround Yamaha SR-B20A got a rating of 6, and LG S80QY 10 out of 10.

Advantages Yamaha SR-B20A over LG S80QY

  • Built-in subwoofer

Advantages LG S80QY over Yamaha SR-B20A

  • Separate subwoofer in package
  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Spotify support
  • WI-FI enabled
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X
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Common

Product

Yamaha SR-B20A
LG S80QY

Model

SR-B20A
S80QY

Brand

Yamaha
LG

Reviews

34
0

General

Placement type

table-top, wall-mountable
table-top, wall-mountable

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

power, source, demo, volume down, volume up
has not

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.1
3.1.3

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

100 (overall)
350 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

has not
has not

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
Pandora, SoundCloud

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

0/1
1/1

HDMI ARC

HDMI eARC

HDMI CEC

Optical digital input/output

2/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

0/0
0/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II
Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus

DTS:X

DTS (other)

DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS-HD High Resolution Audio, DTS Digital Surround

User manual

Manual

N/A

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

91x5.3x13.1/35.7x2.2x5.2
110.7x55.1x25.6/43.6x21.7x10.1

Weight, kg/pounds

3.2/7.1
4.4/9.9

Other

Release year

2021
2022
Yamaha SR-B20A
LG S80QY
Yamaha SR-B20A
LG S80QY

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

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  • 3.8
  • 7.8
  • 3.8Yamaha SR-B20A
  • 7.8LG S80QY