Yamaha YAS-109 vs VIZIO SB3621n-F8M review

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

Yamaha YAS-109 vs VIZIO SB3621n-F8M comparison chart

Overall
Yamaha YAS-109
6.8
VIZIO SB3621n-F8M
4.6
8
4

Yamaha YAS-109 vs VIZIO SB3621n-F8M review

Yamaha YAS-109
vs
VIZIO SB3621n-F8M

In this article, we will talk about Yamaha YAS-109 vs VIZIO SB3621n-F8M comparison. The Yamaha YAS-109 was rated 6.8, while the VIZIO SB3621n-F8M has a rating 4.6. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, volume down, volume up, input, microphone for the YAS-109 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 noticeable difference is the number of channels that YAS-109 has 2.0 and SB3621n-F8M has 2.1. A built-in subwoofer is available only in the Yamaha YAS-109. An external subwoofer connects to the YAS-109 via wired and wireless, but SB3621n-F8M has wireless connection type. 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 YAS-109 can play audio from Spotify.

Connectivity

Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the YAS-109. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) is implemented only in the YAS-109. We rated the connectivity of the YAS-109 at 8 out of 10, while the SB3621n-F8M was rated 4/10. Each of the soundbars can be controlled using the application. The Yamaha YAS-109 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 YAS-109 or SB3621n-F8M. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The YAS-109 was rated 6/10, while the SB3621n-F8M received a mark of 4/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages Yamaha YAS-109 over VIZIO SB3621n-F8M

  • Built-in subwoofer
  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Spotify support
  • WI-FI enabled
  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support
  • Microphone

Advantages VIZIO SB3621n-F8M over Yamaha YAS-109

  • Separate subwoofer in package
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Common

Product

Yamaha YAS-109
VIZIO SB3621n-F8M

Model

YAS-109
SB3621n-F8M

Brand

Yamaha
VIZIO

Reviews

766
659

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, microphone
power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.0
2.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

120

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wired, wireless
has not

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wired, wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
VIZIO SmartCast

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
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

1
0

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa

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)

DTS Virtual:X
has not

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

89 x 5.3 x 13.1/35 x 2.1 x 5.1
91.4 x 5.1 x 7.6/36 x 2.1 x 3.2

Weight, kg/pounds

3.4/7.5
2.9/4.4

Other

Release year

2019
2018
Yamaha YAS-109
VIZIO SB3621n-F8M
Yamaha YAS-109
VIZIO SB3621n-F8M

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6.8
  • 4.6
  • 6.8Yamaha YAS-109
  • 4.6VIZIO SB3621n-F8M