Yamaha YAS-109 vs VIZIO SB3820-C6 review

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Yamaha YAS-109
vs
VIZIO SB3820-C6

The Yamaha YAS-109 vs VIZIO SB3820-C6 comparison proves that these soundbars have many common features. Based on our rating, YAS-109 has a total rating of 7 out of 10 versus 4.6 for SB3820-C6. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, input, microphone and power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up, respectively.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. Soundbars have the same number of channels on 2.0. Only the Yamaha YAS-109 has a built-in subwoofer. The Yamaha YAS-109 got our rating of 7 out of 10, and the VIZIO SB3820-C6 5 for its audio features and specs.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Both models do not support Google Play Music. Spotify support is available on the YAS-109.

Connectivity

Only the Yamaha YAS-109 can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Only the YAS-109 supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, the YAS-109 received a rating of 9/10 versus 6/10, respectively. App control is available in every soundbar. A built-in microphone is present only on the YAS-109. 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. The YAS-109 supports DTS Virtual:X. For multichannel surround Yamaha YAS-109 got a rating of 5, and VIZIO SB3820-C6 2 out of 10.

Advantages Yamaha YAS-109 over VIZIO SB3820-C6

  • Built-in subwoofer
  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Spotify support
  • WI-FI enabled
  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support
  • Microphone

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Yamaha YAS-109
7
VIZIO SB3820-C6
4.6
8
6
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Common

Product

Yamaha YAS-109
VIZIO SB3820-C6

Model

YAS-109
SB3820-C6

Brand

Yamaha
VIZIO

Reviews

482
2037

General

Placement type

table-top, wall-mountable
table-top, wall-mountable

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

power, volume down, volume up, input, microphone
power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up

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, wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

0
0

Separate subwoofer connections

wired, wireless
has not

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
TIDAL, VIZIO SmartCast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/1
0/0

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
1/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

1/0
1/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

1
0

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

89 x 5.3 x 13.1/35 x 2.1 x 5.1
96.7 x 7.6 x 7.6/38.1 x 3 x 3

Weight, kg/pounds

3.4/7.5
2.6/5.7
Yamaha YAS-109
VIZIO SB3820-C6
Yamaha YAS-109
VIZIO SB3820-C6

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7
  • 4.6
  • 7Yamaha YAS-109
  • 4.6VIZIO SB3820-C6

The Yamaha YAS-109 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Yamaha YAS-109 price