VIZIO SB3820-C6 vs Yamaha ATS-1070 review

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Rating 5 5
VIZIO SB3820-C6
vs
Yamaha ATS-1070

The present review is aimed to compare two soundbars - VIZIO SB3820-C6 vs Yamaha ATS-1070 that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema and music lovers. Based on our rating, SB3820-C6 has a total rating of 4.6 out of 10 versus 6 for ATS-1070. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up and input, mute, volume down, volume up, power, respectively.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. Soundbars have the same number of channels on 2.0. Only the Yamaha ATS-1070 has a built-in subwoofer. The VIZIO SB3820-C6 got our rating of 5 out of 10, and the Yamaha ATS-1070 6 for its audio features and specs. Only the ATS-1070 supports Google Play Music. Spotify support is available on the ATS-1070.

Connectivity

Both models do not have WI-FI support. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Only the ATS-1070 supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). For connectivity, each of the soundbars received a rating of 6/10.

Features

App control is available in every soundbar. None of the models under consideration have a built-in microphone. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.

Multichannel surround

None of soundbars equipped with Dolby Atmos multichannel audio decoder. The soundbars do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X. Compared devices do not have DTS Virtual:X support. For multichannel surround VIZIO SB3820-C6 got a rating of 2, and Yamaha ATS-1070 4 out of 10.

Advantages Yamaha ATS-1070 over VIZIO SB3820-C6

  • Built-in subwoofer
  • Google Play Music compatible
  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Spotify support
  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
VIZIO SB3820-C6
4.6
Yamaha ATS-1070
6
6
5
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Common

Product

VIZIO SB3820-C6
Yamaha ATS-1070

Model

SB3820-C6
ATS-1070

Brand

VIZIO
Yamaha

Reviews

2037
0

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

2.0
2.0

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

60

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wired

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

0
0

Separate subwoofer connections

has not
has not

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

TIDAL, VIZIO SmartCast
Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

0/0
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

96.7 x 7.6 x 7.6/38.1 x 3 x 3
88.9 x 5.1 x 12.7/35 x 2.1 x 5.1

Weight, kg/pounds

2.6/5.7
3.1/7.5
VIZIO SB3820-C6
Yamaha ATS-1070
VIZIO SB3820-C6
Yamaha ATS-1070

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 4.6
  • 6
  • 4.6VIZIO SB3820-C6
  • 6Yamaha ATS-1070

The Yamaha ATS-1070 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Yamaha ATS-1070 price