VIZIO SB3821-C6 vs Yamaha SR-C20A review

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VIZIO SB3821-C6 vs Yamaha SR-C20A comparison chart

VIZIO SB3821-C6 vs Yamaha SR-C20A review

VIZIO SB3821-C6
vs
Yamaha SR-C20A

An affordable soundbar is always a good option to consider, so VIZIO SB3821-C6 vs Yamaha SR-C20A comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, SB3821-C6 has a total rating of 4.5 out of 10 versus 5 for SR-C20A. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up and volume down, volume up, power, source, respectively.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. Only the Yamaha SR-C20A has a built-in subwoofer. The VIZIO SB3821-C6 got our rating of 5 out of 10, and the Yamaha SR-C20A 6 for its audio features and specs.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Spotify support not implemented in both soundbars.

Connectivity

Both models do not have WI-FI support. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Only the SR-C20A supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, the SB3821-C6 received a rating of 6/10 versus 7/10, respectively.

Features

App control is available for the SR-C20A. 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. For multichannel surround, each of the opponents received 5 points out of 10.

Advantages VIZIO SB3821-C6 over Yamaha SR-C20A

  • Separate subwoofer in package

Advantages Yamaha SR-C20A over VIZIO SB3821-C6

  • Built-in subwoofer
  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support
  • App control
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Common

Product

VIZIO SB3821-C6
Yamaha SR-C20A

Model

SB3821-C6
SR-C20A

Brand

VIZIO
Yamaha

Reviews

6692
28

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
volume down, volume up, power, source

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

100 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

has not
has not

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

0/0
0/1

HDMI ARC

HDMI eARC

HDMI CEC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
2/0

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
0

Features

Voice control

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II

DTS:X

DTS (other)

DTS TruSurround
has not

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

96.5 x 7.6 x 7.6/38 x 3 x 3
58.4 x 5 x 7.6/23.6 x 2.5 x 3.7

Weight, kg/pounds

2.6/5.8
1.3/3.9

Other

Release year

2015
2020
VIZIO SB3821-C6
Yamaha SR-C20A
VIZIO SB3821-C6
Yamaha SR-C20A

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 4.5
  • 5
  • 4.5VIZIO SB3821-C6
  • 5Yamaha SR-C20A

VIZIO SB3821-C6 competitors

Yamaha SR-C20A competitors