VIZIO SB36512-F6 vs Yamaha YAS-107 review

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VIZIO SB36512-F6
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Yamaha YAS-107

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.

Audio features

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.

Connectivity

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.

Features

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.

Multichannel surround

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.

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Common

Product

VIZIO SB36512-F6
Yamaha YAS-107

Model

SB36512-F6
YAS-107

Brand

VIZIO
Yamaha

Reviews

58
706

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
input, mute, volume down, volume up, power

Audio features

Built-in channels

5.1.2
2.0

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

60

Separate speaker (in package)

2
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wired

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1
0

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wired

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, TIDAL, VIZIO SmartCast, Chromecast
Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/0
1/0

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

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
1

Features

Voice control

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

91.4 x 6.3 x 8.1/36 x 2.5 x 3.1
88.9 x 5.1 x 12.7/35 x 2.1 x 5.1

Weight, kg/pounds

2.5/5.6
3.1/7.5
VIZIO SB36512-F6
Yamaha YAS-107
VIZIO SB36512-F6
Yamaha YAS-107

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7
  • 6.2
  • 7VIZIO SB36512-F6
  • 6.2Yamaha YAS-107

The VIZIO SB36512-F6 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check VIZIO SB36512-F6 price