Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 vs Dayton Audio BS36 review

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Rating 5 5

Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 vs Dayton Audio BS36 comparison chart

Overall
Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400
8.2
Dayton Audio BS36
4.5
10
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10
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Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 vs Dayton Audio BS36 review

Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400
vs
Dayton Audio BS36

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.

Audio features

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.

Connectivity

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.

Multichannel surround

None of soundbars equipped with Dolby Atmos multichannel audio decoder. The soundbars do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X.

Advantages Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 over Dayton Audio BS36

  • Separate subwoofer in package
  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Spotify support
  • WI-FI enabled
  • Bluetooth enabled
  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support
  • Microphone
  • Multi-room support
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Common

Product

Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400
Dayton Audio BS36

Model

MusicCast BAR 400
BS36

Brand

Yamaha
Dayton Audio

Reviews

112
55

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired

Soundbar buttons

power, volume down, volume up, input, mute
has not

Audio features

Built-in channels

5.1
3.0

Amplification type

active
passive

Output power, W

200 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
has not

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay 2

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, Deezer, TIDAL, Napster, SiriusXM, Qobuz
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/1
0/0

HDMI ARC

HDMI eARC

HDMI CEC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
0/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

1/0
3/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital
has not

DTS:X

DTS (other)

DTS Virtual:X, DTS Digital Surround
has not

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

94.2 x 8.3 x 11/38.6 x 3.3 x 4.3
93.1 x 10.1 x 10.1/37 x 4.2 x 4.8

Weight, kg/pounds

2.7/6
5.9/13.4

Other

Release year

2018
2013
Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400
Dayton Audio BS36
Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400
Dayton Audio BS36

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 8.2
  • 4.5
  • 8.2Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400
  • 4.5Dayton Audio BS36

The Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 price

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