VIZIO SB36512-F6 vs Yamaha YSP-5600 review

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Rating 5 5
VIZIO SB36512-F6
vs
Yamaha YSP-5600

An affordable soundbar is always a good option to consider, so VIZIO SB36512-F6 vs Yamaha YSP-5600 comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, SB36512-F6 has a total rating of 7 out of 10 versus 8 for YSP-5600. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up and input, volume down, volume up, power, 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 7.1.2 for the Yamaha YSP-5600. Only the Yamaha YSP-5600 has a built-in subwoofer. The VIZIO SB36512-F6 got our rating of 8 out of 10, and the Yamaha YSP-5600 7 for its audio features and specs. Both models support 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 4/1 of the Yamaha YSP-5600. 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.

Features

App control is available in every soundbar. A built-in microphone is present only on the YSP-5600. Multi-room is available to every soundbar.

Multichannel surround

Both devices have support for Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the YSP-5600. Compared devices do not have DTS Virtual:X support. For multichannel surround VIZIO SB36512-F6 got a rating of 5, and Yamaha YSP-5600 7 out of 10.

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Common

Product

VIZIO SB36512-F6
Yamaha YSP-5600

Model

SB36512-F6
YSP-5600

Brand

VIZIO
Yamaha

Reviews

58
43

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, volume down, volume up, power

Audio features

Built-in channels

5.1.2
7.1.2

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

90

Separate speaker (in package)

2
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1
0

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
has not

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, TIDAL, VIZIO SmartCast, Chromecast
Pandora, Napster, TIDAL, Deezer

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
1

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/0
4/1

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
1/0

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
91.4 x 20.3 x 10.2/36 x 8.5 x 4.8

Weight, kg/pounds

2.5/5.6
11.3/25.8
VIZIO SB36512-F6
Yamaha YSP-5600
VIZIO SB36512-F6
Yamaha YSP-5600

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7
  • 8
  • 7VIZIO SB36512-F6
  • 8Yamaha YSP-5600

The Yamaha YSP-5600 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Yamaha YSP-5600 price