I had a chance to test and compare two models: VIZIO SB36512-F6 vs Yamaha YAS-107 and this review should help people who are looking for a good soundbar. The VIZIO SB36512-F6 was rated 7, while the Yamaha YAS-107 has a rating 6.2. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up for the SB36512-F6 and input, mute, volume down, volume up, power for the YAS-107.
Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that SB36512-F6 has 5.1.2 and YAS-107 has 2.0. A built-in subwoofer is available only in the Yamaha YAS-107. An external subwoofer connects to the SB36512-F6 via wireless, but YAS-107 has wired connection type. Rate 8 out of 10 received the VIZIO SB36512-F6 for audio features and specs, but the Yamaha YAS-107 received 7 out of 10. Both the SB36512-F6 and the YAS-107 have Google Play Music on board. Each of the competitors can play content from Spotify.
Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the SB36512-F6. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs are in each of soundbars. As in the SB36512-F6, so in the YAS-107 there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). We rated the connectivity of the SB36512-F6 at 8 out of 10, while the YAS-107 was rated 6/10.
Each of the soundbars can be controlled using the application. Soundbars in this review are not equipped with a microphone. The VIZIO SB36512-F6 may become part of a multiroom system.
Dolby Atmos audio decoder is onboard the SB36512-F6. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The YAS-107 has a modern feature such as DTS Virtual:X. The SB36512-F6 was rated 5/10, while the YAS-107 received a mark of 4/10 for multichannel surround.
The VIZIO SB36512-F6 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check VIZIO SB36512-F6 price