Yamaha YAS-209 vs Vizio V51-H6 review

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Yamaha YAS-209 vs Vizio V51-H6 review

Yamaha YAS-209
vs
Vizio V51-H6

The Yamaha YAS-209 vs Vizio V51-H6 comparison shows that these models have some important differences and common features. The Yamaha YAS-209 was rated 6.4, while the Vizio V51-H6 has a rating 6. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, volume down, volume up, input, microphone for the YAS-209 and power, volume down, volume up, source, Bluetooth for the V51-H6.

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 V51-H6 has 5.1. The built-in subwoofer is not implemented in any of these models. An external subwoofer connects to the YAS-209 via wireless, but V51-H6 has wired and wireless connection type. Rate 6 out of 10 received the Yamaha YAS-209 for audio features and specs, but the Vizio V51-H6 received 7 out of 10.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. 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. There are 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Yamaha YAS-209 versus 0/1 HDMIs in the Vizio V51-H6. As in the YAS-209, so in the V51-H6 there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the YAS-209 at 7 out of 10, while the V51-H6 was rated 6/10.

Features

Each of the soundbars can be controlled using the application. The soundbars in this review are 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 V51-H6. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The YAS-209 was rated 6/10, while the V51-H6 received a mark of 5/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages Yamaha YAS-209 over Vizio V51-H6

  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Spotify support
  • WI-FI enabled
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Common

Product

Yamaha YAS-209
Vizio V51-H6

Model

YAS-209
V51-H6

Brand

Yamaha
Vizio

Reviews

693
189

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, volume down, volume up, source, Bluetooth

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.0
5.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

200

Separate speaker (in package)

0
2

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wired, wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wired, wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/1
0/1

HDMI ARC

HDMI eARC

HDMI CEC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

0/0
1/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa
Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri

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 Virtual: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
99 x 27.2 x 40/39 x 11 x 16

Weight, kg/pounds

2.7/6
2/5

Other

Release year

2019
2020
Yamaha YAS-209
Vizio V51-H6
Yamaha YAS-209
Vizio V51-H6

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6.4
  • 6
  • 6.4Yamaha YAS-209
  • 6Vizio V51-H6

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

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