Yamaha SR-B20A vs Samsung HW-LST70T

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Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

SR-B20A vs HW-LST70T comparison chart

Overall
Yamaha SR-B20A
5.4
Samsung HW-LST70T
6.4
6
10
Multichannel surround
6
5

Yamaha SR-B20A vs Samsung HW-LST70T review

Yamaha SR-B20A
vs
Samsung HW-LST70T

Comparison of Yamaha SR-B20A and Samsung HW-LST70T will allow us to get comprehensive information about the features of these two devices. And as a result of the comparison, it becomes clear that SR-B20A is inferior in all characteristics to HW-LST70T. According to the results of our comparison, SR-B20A received 5.4 points out of 10 possible, and HW-LST70T was rated 6.4 points.

Advantages Yamaha SR-B20A over Samsung HW-LST70T

  • HDMI ARC supports

Advantages Samsung HW-LST70T over Yamaha SR-B20A

  • Stream music with Spotify
  • Possible to create a multi-room system
  • Wireless connection via Wi-Fi
  • Voice control supports
  • Built-in microphone

Audio features

Each of the compared models received 6 points for the audio features.

SR-B20A
6
HW-LST70T
6

It worth understanding the difference between the two types of amplification: a passive soundbar does not have its own amplifier and receives amplification from the signal source, while an active soundbar has a built-in amplifier. The same active type of amplification is used in the SR-B20A and the HW-LST70T.

There are stereo soundbars and multichannel ones. It is with the help of multichannel devices that you can get volumetric sound. Also, the output power of the soundbars under consideration is different, Yamaha SR-B20A has 120 (overall) W, and 210 (overall) W has the competitor.

SR-B20A HW-LST70T
Built-in channelsN/A3.0
Amplification typeactiveactive
Output power, W120 (overall)210 (overall)
Separate speaker (in package)00
Separate speaker connectionshas notwireless

Subwoofers

Soundbars can have a built-in or external subwoofer. The first type is inseparable from the soundbar body, but for the second, you can choose a good location for deep bass. Both are not equipped with an external subwoofer. Yamaha SR-B20A has the ability to handle wired connections from an external subwoofer, while Samsung HW-LST70T only has wireless connections.

SR-B20A HW-LST70T
Built-in subwoofer
Separate subwoofer (in package)
Separate subwoofer connectionswiredwireless

Multichannel surround

Unlike stereo, when reproducing multichannel sound, each specific direction of sound corresponds to its dedicated channel with a separate independent loudspeaker, which creates a three-dimensional sound stage. The SR-B20A received rating 6 out of 10 for multichannel audio processing, but the HW-LST70T, in the same category, earned 5 out of 10 points.

SR-B20A
6
HW-LST70T
5

The peculiarity of Dolby Atmos is that this format is object-oriented, that is, each object of the audio signal is sounded separately and linked to its spatial location. If we look at the models in terms of Dolby Atmos support, then none of these soundbars can work with this technology.

DTS:X is an algorithm for processing sound scenes by the processor, linking directly to objects, rather than channels, and calculating the optimal distribution of sound output in a room. This ability to reproduce surround sound with DTS:X technology is not implemented in any of the soundbars in this comparison.

SR-B20A HW-LST70T
Dolby Atmos
Dolby (other)Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic IIDolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II
DTS:X
DTS (other)DTS Digital Surround, DTS Virtual:Xhas not

Streaming services

The possibility to listen online to millions of songs from one device has become a reality thanks to streaming services.

SR-B20A
0
HW-LST70T
5

None of the two models is not implemented AirPlay function. The popular Spotify service is available on the HW-LST70T.

SR-B20A HW-LST70T
Apple Music (AirPlay)
Amazon Music
Spotify
Other streaming serviceshas nothas not

Connectivity

The existence of a sufficient number of current connectors significantly expands the functionality of the device. For example, only through HDMI is it possible to implement the transfer of object-oriented formats, and the presence of a Bluetooth connection will allow remote control, etc. The devices received different ratings for connectivity: Yamaha SR-B20A was rated 7 out of 10, and Samsung HW-LST70T was rated 6 out of 10.

SR-B20A
7
HW-LST70T
6

The presence of Wi-Fi in the soundbar allows you to get rid of wires when connected to a sound source and get minimal audio latency when playing content from streaming services. Wireless connection via Wi-Fi is possible on the HW-LST70T.

Bluetooth connection is now one of the main communication protocols for speaker systems, which provides excellent quality and minimal audio latency. The availability of Bluetooth protocol, we can see in both models. The SR-B20A has 0/1 HDMI inputs/outputs, but the HW-LST70T got 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs from the manufacturer.

HDMI ARC is a very usefull technology that creates a two-way communication channel between a TV and another device. This is convenient since there is no need to use optical and other cables in the system. HDMI ARC is a feature unique to Yamaha SR-B20A. Connecting external devices via USB can be done on both models.

SR-B20A HW-LST70T
WI-FI
Bluetooth
Ethernet (RJ45)00
NFC
HDMI input/output0/11/0
HDMI ARC
HDMI eARC
HDMI CEC
Optical digital input/output2/01/0
USB1 (USB 2.0)1 (USB 2.0)
Coaxial digital input/output0/00/0
Analog audio input/output (RCA)0/00/0
Headphone output00
Subwoofer output10

Features

Voice control is designed to make operating the device more convenient. This allows you to control basic soundbar functions from anywhere in the room.

Proprietary applications allow you to control your soundbars remotely. This is possible both via Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. The ability to control the soundbar using the application is implemented in each of the competitors. Only Samsung HW-LST70T has a built-in microphone.

Some soundbars can be part of a multi-room system and it is an affordable solution for sounding the whole house. The HW-LST70T has the ability to use a multiroom system.

SR-B20A HW-LST70T
Voice controlAmazon Alexa
App control
Microphone
Remote control
Multi-room

Dimensions

SR-B20A HW-LST70T
Size (Wx H x D), cm/in94 x 12.7 x 17.7/37.5 x 5.3 x 7.3122 x 12.7 x 5/48 x 5.5 x 2.1
Weight, kg/pounds3.1/7.16.3/14.8
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