The present review is aimed to compare two soundbars - VIZIO SB3821-C6 vs Yamaha YAS-108 that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema and music lovers. Based on our rating, SB3821-C6 has a total rating of 4.5 out of 10 versus 5.8 for YAS-108. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up and input, mute, volume down, volume up, power, respectively.
Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the VIZIO SB3821-C6 has 2.1 versus 2.0 for the Yamaha YAS-108. Only the Yamaha YAS-108 has a built-in subwoofer. The SB3821-C6 has a wireless connection to separate subwoofer, and the YAS-108 - wired and wireless. The VIZIO SB3821-C6 got our rating of 5 out of 10, and the Yamaha YAS-108 7 for its audio features and specs.
Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Both models do not support Google Play Music. Spotify support is available on the YAS-108.
Both models do not have WI-FI support. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Only the YAS-108 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. App control is available for the YAS-108. A built-in microphone is present only on the YAS-108. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.
None of soundbars equipped with Dolby Atmos multichannel audio decoder. The soundbars do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X. The YAS-108 supports DTS Virtual:X. For multichannel surround VIZIO SB3821-C6 got a rating of 2, and Yamaha YAS-108 5 out of 10.
The Yamaha YAS-108 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Yamaha YAS-108 price