Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 vs VIZIO SB46514-F6 review

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Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400
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VIZIO SB46514-F6

The Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 vs VIZIO SB46514-F6 comparison proves that these soundbars have many common features. Based on our rating, both soundbars have the same overall rating of 7.6. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, input, mute and power, volume down, volume up, input, Bluetooth, respectively.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 has 5.1 versus 5.1.4 for the VIZIO SB46514-F6. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. Both models received our 8 rating of 10 for their audio features and specs.

Streaming services

The Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 has support AirPlay 2, and its competitor in our comparison has AirPlay. Both models do not support Google Play Music. Spotify support is available on the MusicCast BAR 400.

Connectivity

These models have the ability to connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Each soundbar has 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, the MusicCast BAR 400 received a rating of 9/10 versus 8/10, respectively.

Features

App control is available for the SB46514-F6. A built-in microphone is present in each model. Multi-room is only available for the Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400.

Multichannel surround

Only the SB46514-F6 has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. The soundbars do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X. DTS Virtual:X supports both devices. For multichannel surround Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 got a rating of 4, and VIZIO SB46514-F6 7 out of 10.

Advantages Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 over VIZIO SB46514-F6

  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Spotify support
  • Multi-room support

Advantages VIZIO SB46514-F6 over Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400

  • App control
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400
7.6
VIZIO SB46514-F6
7.6
8
8
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Common

Product

Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400
VIZIO SB46514-F6

Model

MusicCast BAR 400
SB46514-F6

Brand

Yamaha
VIZIO

Reviews

101
165

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

power, volume down, volume up, input, mute
power, volume down, volume up, input, Bluetooth

Audio features

Built-in channels

5.1
5.1.4

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

100

Separate speaker (in package)

0
2

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1
1

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay 2
AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, Deezer, TIDAL, Napster, SiriusXM, Qobuz
Pandora, Chromecast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
1

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/1
1/1

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
1/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

1/0
1/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri
Google Assistant

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby Digital

Dolby Pro Logic II

DTS:X

DTS Virtual:X

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
116.8 x 8.4 x 6.4/46 x 2.5 x 3.3

Weight, kg/pounds

2.7/6
3.2/7.2
Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400
VIZIO SB46514-F6
Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400
VIZIO SB46514-F6

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

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  • 7.6
  • 7.6
  • 7.6Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400
  • 7.6VIZIO SB46514-F6

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