Yamaha SR-B20A vs VIZIO SB4451-C0 review

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

Yamaha SR-B20A vs VIZIO SB4451-C0 comparison chart

Overall
Yamaha SR-B20A
5.4
VIZIO SB4451-C0
7.2
6
5

Yamaha SR-B20A vs VIZIO SB4451-C0 review

Yamaha SR-B20A
vs
VIZIO SB4451-C0

l would like to share my experience after comparing and testing two soundbars – Yamaha SR-B20A vs VIZIO SB4451-C0. The Yamaha SR-B20A was rated 5.4, while the VIZIO SB4451-C0 has a rating 7.2. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, volume down, volume up, power, source for the SR-B20A and power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up for the SB4451-C0.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A built-in subwoofer is available only in the Yamaha SR-B20A. An external subwoofer connects to the SR-B20A via wired, but SB4451-C0 has wireless connection type. Rate 6 out of 10 received the Yamaha SR-B20A for audio features and specs, but the VIZIO SB4451-C0 received 8 out of 10. The SB4451-C0 can play audio from Spotify.

Connectivity

Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the SB4451-C0. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 0/1 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Yamaha SR-B20A versus 1/0 HDMIs in the VIZIO SB4451-C0. As in the SR-B20A, so in the SB4451-C0 there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the SR-B20A at 7 out of 10, while the SB4451-C0 was rated 8/10.

Features

Each of the soundbars can be controlled using the application. Soundbars in this review are not equipped with a microphone. The VIZIO SB4451-C0 may become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder support is not implemented in either the SR-B20A or SB4451-C0. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The SR-B20A was rated 6/10, while the SB4451-C0 received a mark of 4/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages Yamaha SR-B20A over VIZIO SB4451-C0

  • Built-in subwoofer

Advantages VIZIO SB4451-C0 over Yamaha SR-B20A

  • Separate subwoofer in package
  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Spotify support
  • WI-FI enabled
  • Multi-room support
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Common

Product

Yamaha SR-B20A
VIZIO SB4451-C0

Model

SR-B20A
SB4451-C0

Brand

Yamaha
VIZIO

Reviews

34
123

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

volume down, volume up, power, source
power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up

Audio features

Built-in channels

5.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

120 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
2

Separate speaker connections

has not
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wired
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
VIZIO SmartCast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
1

NFC

HDMI input/output

0/1
1/0

HDMI ARC

HDMI eARC

HDMI CEC

Optical digital input/output

2/0
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

1
0

Features

Voice control

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II
Dolby Digital

DTS:X

DTS (other)

DTS Digital Surround, DTS Virtual:X
has not

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

94 x 12.7 x 17.7/37.5 x 5.3 x 7.3
111.7 x 7.6 x 7.6/44 x 3 x 3

Weight, kg/pounds

3.1/7.1
4.5/10.8

Other

Release year

2020
2016
Yamaha SR-B20A
VIZIO SB4451-C0
Yamaha SR-B20A
VIZIO SB4451-C0

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5.4
  • 7.2
  • 5.4Yamaha SR-B20A
  • 7.2VIZIO SB4451-C0