Yamaha YAS-108 vs VIZIO SB36512-F6 review

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Rating 5 5
Yamaha YAS-108
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VIZIO SB36512-F6

I had a chance to test and compare two models: Yamaha YAS-108 vs VIZIO SB36512-F6 and this review should help people who are looking for a good soundbar. The Yamaha YAS-108 was rated 5.8, while the VIZIO SB36512-F6 has a rating 7. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, input, mute, volume down, volume up, power for the YAS-108 and power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up for the SB36512-F6.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that YAS-108 has 2.0 and SB36512-F6 has 5.1.2. A built-in subwoofer is available only in the Yamaha YAS-108. An external subwoofer connects to the YAS-108 via wired and wireless, but SB36512-F6 has wireless connection type. Rate 7 out of 10 received the Yamaha YAS-108 for audio features and specs, but the VIZIO SB36512-F6 received 8 out of 10.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Google Play Music service is only in the SB36512-F6. Each of the competitors can play content from Spotify.

Connectivity

Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the SB36512-F6. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Yamaha YAS-108 versus 1/0 HDMIs in the VIZIO SB36512-F6. As in the YAS-108, so in the SB36512-F6 there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the YAS-108 at 7 out of 10, while the SB36512-F6 was rated 8/10. Each of the soundbars can be controlled using the application. The Yamaha YAS-108 equipped with a microphone. The VIZIO SB36512-F6 may become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder is onboard the SB36512-F6. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The YAS-108 has a modern feature such as DTS Virtual:X. The same score of 5/10 was put to the soundbars for multichannel surround support.

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Common

Product

Yamaha YAS-108
VIZIO SB36512-F6

Model

YAS-108
SB36512-F6

Brand

Yamaha
VIZIO

Reviews

619
58

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

input, mute, volume down, volume up, power
power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.0
5.1.2

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

120

Separate speaker (in package)

0
2

Separate speaker connections

wired, wireless
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

0
1

Separate subwoofer connections

wired, wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
Pandora, TIDAL, VIZIO SmartCast, Chromecast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
1

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/1
1/0

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

88.9 x 5.3 x 12.9/35 x 2.1 x 5.1
91.4 x 6.3 x 8.1/36 x 2.5 x 3.1

Weight, kg/pounds

3.1/7.1
2.5/5.6
Yamaha YAS-108
VIZIO SB36512-F6
Yamaha YAS-108
VIZIO SB36512-F6

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5.8
  • 7
  • 5.8Yamaha YAS-108
  • 7VIZIO SB36512-F6

The VIZIO SB36512-F6 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check VIZIO SB36512-F6 price