Yamaha SR-C20A vs Samsung Q700B review

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

Yamaha SR-C20A vs Samsung Q700B comparison chart

Overall
Yamaha SR-C20A
3.8
Samsung Q700B
5.8
4
4

Yamaha SR-C20A vs Samsung Q700B review

Yamaha SR-C20A
vs
Samsung Q700B

I had a chance to test and compare two models: Yamaha SR-C20A vs Samsung Q700B and this review should help people who are looking for a good soundbar. The Yamaha SR-C20A was rated 3.8, while the Samsung Q700B has a rating 5.8.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that SR-C20A has 2.1 and Q700B has 3.1.2. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 100 (overall) versus 320 (overall) according to devices. A built-in subwoofer is available only in the Yamaha SR-C20A. Rate 5 out of 10 received the Yamaha SR-C20A for audio features and specs, but the Samsung Q700B received 7 out of 10.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. The units in this comparison do not support Spotify.

Connectivity

Both models do not have a wireless Wi-Fi interface. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 0/1 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Yamaha SR-C20A versus 1/1 HDMIs in the Samsung Q700B. As in the SR-C20A, so in the Q700B there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the SR-C20A at 4 out of 10, while the Q700B was rated 8/10.

Features

None of these soundbars can be controlled using the app. Soundbars in this review are not equipped with a microphone. The models under consideration cannot become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder is onboard the Q700B. The Q700B can work with surround sound due to DTS:X support. The SR-C20A was rated 6/10, while the Q700B received a mark of 10/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages Yamaha SR-C20A over Samsung Q700B

  • Built-in subwoofer

Advantages Samsung Q700B over Yamaha SR-C20A

  • Separate subwoofer in package
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X
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Common

Product

Yamaha SR-C20A
Samsung Q700B

Model

SR-C20A
Q700B

Brand

Yamaha
Samsung

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
has not

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.1
3.1.2

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

100 (overall)
320 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

has not
wireless

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
has not

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 Plus, Dolby Atmos Music

DTS:X

DTS (other)

DTS-HD HRA, DTS-HD MA, DTS Express, DTS 5.1ch

User manual

Manual

N/A

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

60x6.4x9.4/23.5x2.5x3.7
111x6x11.9/43.7x2.4x4.7

Weight, kg/pounds

1.7/3.9
4.8/10.6

Other

Release year

2020
2022
Yamaha SR-C20A
Samsung Q700B
Yamaha SR-C20A
Samsung Q700B

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 3.8
  • 5.8
  • 3.8Yamaha SR-C20A
  • 5.8Samsung Q700B

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Samsung Q700B competitors