VIZIO SB3651-E6 vs Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 review

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

VIZIO SB3651-E6 vs Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 comparison chart

Overall
VIZIO SB3651-E6
7.6
Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400
8.2
8
10

VIZIO SB3651-E6 vs Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 review

VIZIO SB3651-E6
vs
Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400

l would like to share my experience after comparing and testing two soundbars – VIZIO SB3651-E6 vs Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400. The VIZIO SB3651-E6 was rated 7.6, while the Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 has a rating 8.2. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up for the SB3651-E6 and power, volume down, volume up, input, mute for the MusicCast BAR 400.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. By the number of channels, the devices do not differ. 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 7 out of 10 in our ranking.

Streaming services

The VIZIO SB3651-E6 is equipped with AirPlay, but the Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 has AirPlay 2 on board. Each of the competitors can play content from Spotify.

Connectivity

Both models have a wireless Wi-Fi interface. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs in the VIZIO SB3651-E6 versus 1/1 HDMIs in the Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400. As in the SB3651-E6, so in the MusicCast BAR 400 there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. The connectivity of each of the models was estimated at 8/10.

Features

The manufacturer of the SB3651-E6 provides a device control application. The soundbars in this review are equipped with a microphone. The Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 may become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder support is not implemented in either the SB3651-E6 or MusicCast BAR 400. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The SB3651-E6 was rated 4/10, while the MusicCast BAR 400 received a mark of 6/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages VIZIO SB3651-E6 over Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400

  • App control

Advantages Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 over VIZIO SB3651-E6

  • Multi-room support
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Common

Product

VIZIO SB3651-E6
Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400

Model

SB3651-E6
MusicCast BAR 400

Brand

VIZIO
Yamaha

Reviews

419
112

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, mute

Audio features

Built-in channels

5.1
5.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

200 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

2
0

Separate speaker connections

wired
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay
AirPlay 2

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

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

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
1

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/0
1/1

HDMI ARC

HDMI eARC

HDMI CEC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

1/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

1/0
1/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

Google Assistant
Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital

DTS:X

DTS (other)

has not
DTS Virtual:X, DTS Digital Surround

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

91.4 x 5 x 7.6/36 x 2.1 x 3.2
94.2 x 8.3 x 11/38.6 x 3.3 x 4.3

Weight, kg/pounds

1.8/4.6
2.7/6

Other

Release year

2017
2018
VIZIO SB3651-E6
Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400
VIZIO SB3651-E6
Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.6
  • 8.2
  • 7.6VIZIO SB3651-E6
  • 8.2Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400

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

VIZIO SB3651-E6 competitors

Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 competitors