Yamaha YAS-209 vs VIZIO SB3651-F6 review

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Rating 5 5
Yamaha YAS-209
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VIZIO SB3651-F6

Yamaha YAS-209 vs VIZIO SB3651-F6 comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, both soundbars have the same overall rating of 6.6. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, input, microphone and power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up, respectively.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Yamaha YAS-209 has 2.0 versus 5.1 for the VIZIO SB3651-F6. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. The YAS-209 has a wireless connection to separate subwoofer, and the SB3651-F6 - wired and wireless. The Yamaha YAS-209 got our rating of 7 out of 10, and the VIZIO SB3651-F6 8 for its audio features and specs.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. 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 YAS-209 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 YAS-209 received a rating of 7/10 versus 8/10, respectively. App control is available in every soundbar. A built-in microphone is present only on the YAS-209. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.

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 Yamaha YAS-209 got a rating of 5, and VIZIO SB3651-F6 4 out of 10.

Advantages Yamaha YAS-209 over VIZIO SB3651-F6

  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Microphone

Advantages VIZIO SB3651-F6 over Yamaha YAS-209

  • Google Play Music compatible

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Yamaha YAS-209
6.6
VIZIO SB3651-F6
6.6
8
5
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Common

Product

Yamaha YAS-209
VIZIO SB3651-F6

Model

YAS-209
SB3651-F6

Brand

Yamaha
VIZIO

Reviews

512
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, microphone
power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.0
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)

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
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)

0/0
1/0

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 Digital

Dolby Pro Logic II

DTS:X

DTS Virtual:X

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

93 x 6.2 x 10.9/36.6 x 2.5 x 4.2
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 YAS-209
VIZIO SB3651-F6
Yamaha YAS-209
VIZIO SB3651-F6

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6.6
  • 6.6
  • 6.6Yamaha YAS-209
  • 6.6VIZIO SB3651-F6

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