An affordable soundbar is always a good option to consider, so VIZIO SB36512-F6 vs Yamaha SR-C20A comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, SB36512-F6 has a total rating of 7.4 out of 10 versus 5 for SR-C20A. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up and volume down, volume up, power, source, respectively.
Both soundbars have active amplification type. Only the Yamaha SR-C20A has a built-in subwoofer. The VIZIO SB36512-F6 got our rating of 8 out of 10, and the Yamaha SR-C20A 6 for its audio features and specs.
Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Spotify support is available on the SB36512-F6.
Only the VIZIO SB36512-F6 can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The VIZIO SB36512-F6 has 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 0/1 of the Yamaha SR-C20A. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, the SB36512-F6 received a rating of 8/10 versus 7/10, respectively.
App control is available in every soundbar. None of the models under consideration have a built-in microphone. Multi-room is only available for the VIZIO SB36512-F6.
Only the SB36512-F6 has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. The soundbars do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X. For multichannel surround VIZIO SB36512-F6 got a rating of 7, and Yamaha SR-C20A 5 out of 10.