An affordable soundbar is always a good option to consider, so VIZIO SB36512-F6 vs Yamaha YAS-109 comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, both soundbars have the same overall rating of 7. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up and power, volume down, volume up, input, microphone, respectively.
Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the VIZIO SB36512-F6 has 5.1.2 versus 2.0 for the Yamaha YAS-109. Only the Yamaha YAS-109 has a built-in subwoofer. The SB36512-F6 has a wireless connection to separate subwoofer, and the YAS-109 - wired and wireless. The VIZIO SB36512-F6 got our rating of 8 out of 10, and the Yamaha YAS-109 7 for its audio features and specs.
Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Only the SB36512-F6 supports Google Play Music. Spotify is available on each of the soundbars.
These models have the ability to 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 1/1 of the Yamaha YAS-109. 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 9/10, respectively. App control is available in every soundbar. A built-in microphone is present only on the YAS-109. 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. The YAS-109 supports DTS Virtual:X. For multichannel surround, each of the opponents received 5 points out of 10.
The VIZIO SB36512-F6 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check VIZIO SB36512-F6 price