VIZIO SB36512-F6 vs Yamaha YAS-109 review

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VIZIO SB36512-F6
vs
Yamaha YAS-109

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.

Audio features

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.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Only the SB36512-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 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.

Multichannel surround

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.

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Common

Product

VIZIO SB36512-F6
Yamaha YAS-109

Model

SB36512-F6
YAS-109

Brand

VIZIO
Yamaha

Reviews

80
191

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
power, volume down, volume up, input, microphone

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, wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1
0

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wired, wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, TIDAL, VIZIO SmartCast, Chromecast
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
1

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/0
1/1

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
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

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

91.4 x 6.3 x 8.1/36 x 2.5 x 3.1
89 x 5.3 x 13.1/35 x 2.1 x 5.1

Weight, kg/pounds

2.5/5.6
3.4/7.5
VIZIO SB36512-F6
Yamaha YAS-109
VIZIO SB36512-F6
Yamaha YAS-109

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7
  • 7
  • 7VIZIO SB36512-F6
  • 7Yamaha YAS-109

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