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