I had a chance to test and compare two models: VIZIO SB46514-F6 vs Yamaha YAS-107 and this review should help people who are looking for a good soundbar. The VIZIO SB46514-F6 was rated 7.6, while the Yamaha YAS-107 has a rating 6.8. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, volume down, volume up, input, Bluetooth for the SB46514-F6 and input, mute, volume down, volume up, power for the YAS-107.
Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that SB46514-F6 has 5.1.4 and YAS-107 has 2.0. A built-in subwoofer is available only in the Yamaha YAS-107. An external subwoofer connects to the SB46514-F6 via wireless, but YAS-107 has wired connection type. Audio features and specs of considered models we rated 7 out of 10 in our ranking.
AirPlay supported by both soundbars. The YAS-107 can play audio from Spotify.
Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the SB46514-F6. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs in the VIZIO SB46514-F6 versus 1/0 HDMIs in the Yamaha YAS-107. As in the SB46514-F6, so in the YAS-107 there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). We rated the connectivity of the SB46514-F6 at 8 out of 10, while the YAS-107 was rated 6/10. Each of the soundbars can be controlled using the application. The VIZIO SB46514-F6 equipped with a microphone. The VIZIO SB46514-F6 may become part of a multiroom system.
Dolby Atmos audio decoder is onboard the SB46514-F6. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The SB46514-F6 was rated 7/10, while the YAS-107 received a mark of 6/10 for multichannel surround.