The present review is aimed to compare two soundbars - Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 vs Dayton Audio BS36 that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema and music lovers. Based on our rating, MusicCast BAR 400 has a total rating of 8.2 out of 10 versus 4.5 for BS36.
The Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 has the active amplification type, the Dayton Audio BS36 - passive. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 has 5.1 versus 3.0 for the Dayton Audio BS36. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. The Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 got our rating of 7 out of 10, and the Dayton Audio BS36 5 for its audio features and specs. Spotify support is available on the MusicCast BAR 400.
Only the Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Only the MusicCast BAR 400 has Bluetooth support. Only the MusicCast BAR 400 supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). For connectivity, the MusicCast BAR 400 received a rating of 8/10 versus 4/10, respectively. Compared soundbars have no app control. A built-in microphone is present only on the MusicCast BAR 400. Multi-room is only available for the Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400.
None of soundbars equipped with Dolby Atmos multichannel audio decoder. The soundbars do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X.
The Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 price