Yamaha SR-C20A vs VIZIO SB3621n-F8M review

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

Yamaha SR-C20A vs VIZIO SB3621n-F8M comparison chart

Overall
Yamaha SR-C20A
5
VIZIO SB3621n-F8M
4.6
6
4

Yamaha SR-C20A vs VIZIO SB3621n-F8M review

Yamaha SR-C20A
vs
VIZIO SB3621n-F8M

In this article, we will talk about Yamaha SR-C20A vs VIZIO SB3621n-F8M comparison. The Yamaha SR-C20A was rated 5, while the VIZIO SB3621n-F8M has a rating 4.6. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, volume down, volume up, power, source for the SR-C20A and power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up for the SB3621n-F8M.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A built-in subwoofer is available only in the Yamaha SR-C20A. Audio features and specs of considered models we rated 6 out of 10 in our ranking.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. The units in this comparison do not support Spotify.

Connectivity

Both models do not have a wireless Wi-Fi interface. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) is implemented only in the SR-C20A. We rated the connectivity of the SR-C20A at 7 out of 10, while the SB3621n-F8M was rated 4/10.

Features

Each of the soundbars can be controlled using the application. Soundbars in this review are not equipped with a microphone. The models under consideration cannot become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder support is not implemented in either the SR-C20A or SB3621n-F8M. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The SR-C20A was rated 5/10, while the SB3621n-F8M received a mark of 4/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages Yamaha SR-C20A over VIZIO SB3621n-F8M

  • Built-in subwoofer
  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support

Advantages VIZIO SB3621n-F8M over Yamaha SR-C20A

  • Separate subwoofer in package
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Common

Product

Yamaha SR-C20A
VIZIO SB3621n-F8M

Model

SR-C20A
SB3621n-F8M

Brand

Yamaha
VIZIO

Reviews

28
659

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, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

100 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

has not
has not

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
VIZIO SmartCast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

0/1
0/0

HDMI ARC

HDMI eARC

HDMI CEC

Optical digital input/output

2/0
1/0

USB

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

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)

has not
has not

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

58.4 x 5 x 7.6/23.6 x 2.5 x 3.7
91.4 x 5.1 x 7.6/36 x 2.1 x 3.2

Weight, kg/pounds

1.3/3.9
2.9/4.4

Other

Release year

2020
2018
Yamaha SR-C20A
VIZIO SB3621n-F8M
Yamaha SR-C20A
VIZIO SB3621n-F8M

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5
  • 4.6
  • 5Yamaha SR-C20A
  • 4.6VIZIO SB3621n-F8M