Yamaha YAS-209 vs VIZIO SB3821-C6 review

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Rating 5 5
Yamaha YAS-209
vs
VIZIO SB3821-C6

l would like to share my experience after comparing and testing two soundbars – Yamaha YAS-209 vs VIZIO SB3821-C6. The Yamaha YAS-209 was rated 6.6, while the VIZIO SB3821-C6 has a rating 4.5. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, volume down, volume up, input, microphone for the YAS-209 and power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up for the SB3821-C6.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that YAS-209 has 2.0 and SB3821-C6 has 2.1. The built-in subwoofer is not implemented in any of these models. An external subwoofer can be connected to any of the units in this comparison. Rate 7 out of 10 received the Yamaha YAS-209 for audio features and specs, but the VIZIO SB3821-C6 received 5 out of 10.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Both devices do not have Google Play Music on board. The YAS-209 can play audio from Spotify.

Connectivity

Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the YAS-209. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) is implemented only in the YAS-209. Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the YAS-209 at 7 out of 10, while the SB3821-C6 was rated 6/10. The manufacturer of the YAS-209 provides a device control application. The Yamaha YAS-209 equipped with a microphone. The models under consideration cannot become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder support is not implemented in either the YAS-209 or SB3821-C6. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The YAS-209 has a modern feature such as DTS Virtual:X. The YAS-209 was rated 5/10, while the SB3821-C6 received a mark of 2/10 for multichannel surround.

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Yamaha YAS-209
6.6
VIZIO SB3821-C6
4.5
8
4
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Common

Product

Yamaha YAS-209
VIZIO SB3821-C6

Model

YAS-209
SB3821-C6

Brand

Yamaha
VIZIO

Reviews

255
5003

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
2.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

100

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1
1

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
has not

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)

0/0
1/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
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

93 x 6.2 x 10.9/36.6 x 2.5 x 4.2
96.5 x 7.6 x 7.6/38 x 3 x 3

Weight, kg/pounds

2.7/6
2.6/5.8
Yamaha YAS-209
VIZIO SB3821-C6
Yamaha YAS-209
VIZIO SB3821-C6

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6.6
  • 4.5
  • 6.6Yamaha YAS-209
  • 4.5VIZIO SB3821-C6

The Yamaha YAS-209 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Yamaha YAS-209 price