l would like to share my experience after comparing and testing two soundbars – Yamaha SR-C20A vs LG S80QR. The Yamaha SR-C20A was rated 3.8, while the LG S80QR has a rating 8.4.
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 S80QR has 5.1.3. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 100 (overall) versus 490 (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 LG S80QR received 8 out of 10.
The S80QR can play audio from Spotify.
Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the S80QR. 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 LG S80QR. As in the SR-C20A, so in the S80QR 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 S80QR was rated 10/10.
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.
Dolby Atmos audio decoder is onboard the S80QR. The S80QR can work with surround sound due to DTS:X support. The SR-C20A was rated 6/10, while the S80QR received a mark of 10/10 for multichannel surround.