Yamaha SR-B20A vs Samsung HW-N850

SR-B20A vs HW-N850 comparison chart

Overall
Yamaha SR-B20A
5.4
Samsung HW-N850
8.6
6
10
Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5
Samsung HW-N850

Nov 29, 2019

Samsung HW-N850 comes at a high level from the flagship HW-N950 "Cinematic" from the manufacturer, and in fact Samsung HW-N850 specs are the same, but without wireless rear speakers. This means that y...

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Common

Product

Yamaha SR-B20A
Samsung HW-N850

Model

SR-B20A
HW-N850

Brand

Yamaha
Samsung

Reviews

34
29

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

volume down, volume up, power, source
power, input, volume down, volume up

Audio features

Built-in channels

5.1.2

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

120 (overall)
372 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

has not
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wired
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

0/1
2/0

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

1
0

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II
Dolby Digital

DTS:X

DTS (other)

DTS Digital Surround, DTS Virtual:X
has not

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

94 x 12.7 x 17.7/37.5 x 5.3 x 7.3
121.9 x 7.6 x 12.7/48.2 x 3.2 x 5.4

Weight, kg/pounds

3.1/7.1
8.1/18.7

Other

Release year

2020
2018
Yamaha SR-B20A
Samsung HW-N850
Yamaha SR-B20A
Samsung HW-N850

Soundbars CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5.4
  • 8.6
  • 5.4Yamaha SR-B20A
  • 8.6Samsung HW-N850