VIZIO SB3621n-F8M vs Yamaha YAS-209 review

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

VIZIO SB3621n-F8M vs Yamaha YAS-209 comparison chart

Overall
VIZIO SB3621n-F8M
4.6
Yamaha YAS-209
6.4
4
8

VIZIO SB3621n-F8M vs Yamaha YAS-209 review

VIZIO SB3621n-F8M
vs
Yamaha YAS-209

If you have already decided that you want to buy a new soundbar, but still don’t know what exactly you want, the VIZIO SB3621n-F8M vs Yamaha YAS-209 comparison is here to offer you two decent solutions. The VIZIO SB3621n-F8M was rated 4.6, while the Yamaha YAS-209 has a rating 6.4. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up for the SB3621n-F8M and power, volume down, volume up, input, microphone for the YAS-209.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that SB3621n-F8M has 2.1 and YAS-209 has 2.0. The built-in subwoofer is not implemented in any of these models. An external subwoofer can be connected to any of the units in this comparison. 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-209 can play audio from Spotify.

Connectivity

Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the YAS-209. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) is implemented only in the YAS-209. We rated the connectivity of the SB3621n-F8M at 4 out of 10, while the YAS-209 was rated 7/10. Each of the soundbars can be controlled using the application. The Yamaha YAS-209 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 SB3621n-F8M or YAS-209. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The SB3621n-F8M was rated 4/10, while the YAS-209 received a mark of 6/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages Yamaha YAS-209 over VIZIO SB3621n-F8M

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

Product

VIZIO SB3621n-F8M
Yamaha YAS-209

Model

SB3621n-F8M
YAS-209

Brand

VIZIO
Yamaha

Reviews

639
693

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

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

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.1
2.0

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

200

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

has not
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

VIZIO SmartCast
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
1

NFC

HDMI input/output

0/0
1/1

HDMI ARC

HDMI eARC

HDMI CEC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

1/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

1/0
0/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II

DTS:X

DTS (other)

has not
DTS Virtual:X

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

91.4 x 5.1 x 7.6/36 x 2.1 x 3.2
93 x 6.2 x 10.9/36.6 x 2.5 x 4.2

Weight, kg/pounds

2.9/4.4
2.7/6

Other

Release year

2018
2019
VIZIO SB3621n-F8M
Yamaha YAS-209
VIZIO SB3621n-F8M
Yamaha YAS-209

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 4.6
  • 6.4
  • 4.6VIZIO SB3621n-F8M
  • 6.4Yamaha YAS-209

The Yamaha YAS-209 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Yamaha YAS-209 price

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