Yamaha SR-C20A vs JBL BAR 300 review

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Yamaha SR-C20A vs JBL BAR 300 comparison chart

Yamaha SR-C20A vs JBL BAR 300 review

Yamaha SR-C20A
vs
JBL BAR 300

Yamaha SR-C20A vs JBL BAR 300 comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, SR-C20A has a total rating of 3.8 out of 10 versus 8.4 for BAR 300. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, source, demo, volume down, volume up and power, volume down, volume up, respectively.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Yamaha SR-C20A has 2.1 versus 5.0 for the JBL BAR 300. The output power is different and equal to 100 (overall) W for the SR-C20A versus 260 (overall) W for the BAR 300. Only the Yamaha SR-C20A has a built-in subwoofer. The Yamaha SR-C20A got our rating of 5 out of 10, and the JBL BAR 300 6 for its audio features and specs.

Streaming services

Spotify support is available on the BAR 300.

Connectivity

Only the JBL BAR 300 can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Yamaha SR-C20A has 0/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 1/1 of the JBL BAR 300. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, the SR-C20A received a rating of 4/10 versus 10/10, respectively.

Features

App control is available for the BAR 300. A built-in microphone is present only on the BAR 300. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.

Multichannel surround

Only the BAR 300 has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. The soundbars do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X. For multichannel surround Yamaha SR-C20A got a rating of 6, and JBL BAR 300 7 out of 10.

Advantages Yamaha SR-C20A over JBL BAR 300

  • Built-in subwoofer

Advantages JBL BAR 300 over Yamaha SR-C20A

  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Spotify support
  • WI-FI enabled
  • App control
  • Microphone
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
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Common

Product

Yamaha SR-C20A
JBL BAR 300

Model

SR-C20A
BAR 300

Brand

Yamaha
JBL

Reviews

28
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
power, volume down, volume up

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.1
5.0

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

100 (overall)
260 (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

DTS:X

DTS (other)

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

60x6.4x9.4/23.5x2.5x3.7
82x5.6x10.3/32.3x2.2x4.1

Weight, kg/pounds

1.7/3.9
4.1/9

Other

Release year

2020
2022
Yamaha SR-C20A
JBL BAR 300
Yamaha SR-C20A
JBL BAR 300

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 3.8
  • 8.4
  • 3.8Yamaha SR-C20A
  • 8.4JBL BAR 300

Yamaha SR-C20A competitors

JBL BAR 300 competitors