Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 vs VIZIO SB3651-F6 review

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Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400
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Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 vs VIZIO SB3651-F6 comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, MusicCast BAR 400 has a total rating of 7.6 out of 10 versus 6.6 for SB3651-F6. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, input, mute and power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up, respectively.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. Soundbars have the same number of channels on 5.1. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. The MusicCast BAR 400 has a wireless connection to separate subwoofer, and the SB3651-F6 - wired and wireless. Both models received our 8 rating of 10 for their audio features and specs. Only the SB3651-F6 supports Google Play Music. Spotify is available on each of the soundbars.

Connectivity

These models have the ability to connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 has 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 1/0 of the VIZIO SB3651-F6. 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. App control is available for the SB3651-F6. A built-in microphone is present only on the MusicCast BAR 400. Multi-room is only available for the Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400.

Multichannel surround

None of soundbars equipped with Dolby Atmos multichannel audio decoder. The soundbars do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X. DTS Virtual:X supports both devices. For multichannel surround, each of the opponents received 4 points out of 10.

Advantages Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 over VIZIO SB3651-F6

  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Microphone
  • Multi-room support

Advantages VIZIO SB3651-F6 over Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400

  • Google Play Music compatible
  • App control

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400
7.6
VIZIO SB3651-F6
6.6
8
5
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Common

Product

Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400
VIZIO SB3651-F6

Model

MusicCast BAR 400
SB3651-F6

Brand

Yamaha
VIZIO

Reviews

101
486

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, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up

Audio features

Built-in channels

5.1
5.1

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
wired, wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay 2

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

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

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
1

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/1
1/0

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

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
91.4 x 5.3 x 8.1/36 x 2.1 x 3.2

Weight, kg/pounds

2.7/6
2.1/4.6
Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400
VIZIO SB3651-F6
Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400
VIZIO SB3651-F6

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.6
  • 6.6
  • 7.6Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400
  • 6.6VIZIO SB3651-F6

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