Yamaha YAS-109 vs VIZIO SB3651-F6

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Rating 5 5

YAS-109 vs SB3651-F6 comparison chart

Overall
Yamaha YAS-109
6.8
VIZIO SB3651-F6
6.8
8
4
Multichannel surround
6
6

Yamaha YAS-109 vs VIZIO SB3651-F6 review

Yamaha YAS-109
vs
VIZIO SB3651-F6

Comparison of Yamaha YAS-109 and VIZIO SB3651-F6 will reveal the best features offered by the devices. We fairly judged the compared soundbars for their performance and both received a 6.8 out of 10 points.

Advantages Yamaha YAS-109 over VIZIO SB3651-F6

  • Has an integrated subwoofer
  • Available the Amazon Music service
  • Voice control supports
  • Built-in microphone

Advantages VIZIO SB3651-F6 over Yamaha YAS-109

  • Comes with 2 separate speakers
  • Separate subwoofer provided

Audio features

The YAS-109 is rated 6 of 10 against 8 for the SB3651-F6 according to the audio features rating.

YAS-109
6
SB3651-F6
8

It worth understanding the difference between the two types of amplification: a passive soundbar does not have its own amplifier and receives amplification from the signal source, while an active soundbar has a built-in amplifier. The same active type of amplification is used in the YAS-109 and the SB3651-F6.

There are stereo soundbars and multichannel ones. It is with the help of multichannel devices that you can get volumetric sound. It is worth noting one of the main differences, the YAS-109 has 2.0 channels, while the SB3651-F6 has 5.1 channels.

YAS-109 SB3651-F6
Built-in channels2.05.1
Amplification typeactiveactive
Output power, W120N/A
Separate speaker (in package)02
Separate speaker connectionswired, wirelesswireless

Subwoofers

Soundbars can have a built-in or external subwoofer. The first type is inseparable from the soundbar body, but for the second, you can choose a good location for deep bass. A built-in subwoofer is only present in the YAS-109. The SB3651-F6 comes with an external subwoofer. Competitors support wired and wireless connection to a separate external subwoofer.

YAS-109 SB3651-F6
Built-in subwoofer
Separate subwoofer (in package)
Separate subwoofer connectionswired, wirelesswired, wireless

Multichannel surround

Unlike stereo, when reproducing multichannel sound, each specific direction of sound corresponds to its dedicated channel with a separate independent loudspeaker, which creates a three-dimensional sound stage. The multichannel sound reproduction capabilities of the soundbars were rated 6 out of 10.

YAS-109
6
SB3651-F6
6

The peculiarity of Dolby Atmos is that this format is object-oriented, that is, each object of the audio signal is sounded separately and linked to its spatial location. If we look at the models in terms of Dolby Atmos support, then none of these soundbars can work with this technology.

DTS:X is an algorithm for processing sound scenes by the processor, linking directly to objects, rather than channels, and calculating the optimal distribution of sound output in a room. This ability to reproduce surround sound with DTS:X technology is not implemented in any of the soundbars in this comparison.

YAS-109 SB3651-F6
Dolby Atmos
Dolby (other)Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic IIDolby Digital
DTS:X
DTS (other)DTS Virtual:XDTS Virtual:X

Streaming services

The possibility to listen online to millions of songs from one device has become a reality thanks to streaming services. For the ability to work with streaming services, the YAS-109 received 6 points, and the SB3651-F6 - 7 on a 10-point scale.

YAS-109
6
SB3651-F6
7

None of the two models is not implemented AirPlay function. The popular Spotify service is available on both soundbars.

YAS-109 SB3651-F6
Apple Music (AirPlay)
Amazon Music
Spotify
Other streaming serviceshas notPandora, Chromecast, iHeart

Connectivity

The existence of a sufficient number of current connectors significantly expands the functionality of the device. For example, only through HDMI is it possible to implement the transfer of object-oriented formats, and the presence of a Bluetooth connection will allow remote control, etc. Connectivity of competitors was rated 8 out of 10.

YAS-109
8
SB3651-F6
8

The presence of Wi-Fi in the soundbar allows you to get rid of wires when connected to a sound source and get minimal audio latency when playing content from streaming services. Wireless connection via Wi-Fi is possible on both devices.

Bluetooth connection is now one of the main communication protocols for speaker systems, which provides excellent quality and minimal audio latency. The availability of Bluetooth protocol, we can see in both models. The YAS-109 has 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs, but the SB3651-F6 got 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs from the manufacturer.

HDMI ARC is a very usefull technology that creates a two-way communication channel between a TV and another device. This is convenient since there is no need to use optical and other cables in the system. HDMI ARC is basic for both soundbars. Connecting external devices via USB can be done on both models.

YAS-109 SB3651-F6
WI-FI
Bluetooth
Ethernet (RJ45)11
NFC
HDMI input/output1/11/0
HDMI ARC
HDMI eARC
HDMI CEC
Optical digital input/output1/01/0
USB1 (USB 2.0)1 (USB 2.0)
Coaxial digital input/output0/01/0
Analog audio input/output (RCA)1/01/0
Headphone output00
Subwoofer output10

Features

Voice control is designed to make operating the device more convenient. This allows you to control basic soundbar functions from anywhere in the room.

Proprietary applications allow you to control your soundbars remotely. This is possible both via Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. The ability to control the soundbar using the application is implemented in each of the competitors. Only Yamaha YAS-109 has a built-in microphone.

Some soundbars can be part of a multi-room system and it is an affordable solution for sounding the whole house. However, it is impossible to create a multiroom system based on each of these soundbars.

YAS-109 SB3651-F6
Voice controlAmazon Alexa
App control
Microphone
Remote control
Multi-room

Dimensions

YAS-109 SB3651-F6
Size (Wx H x D), cm/in89 x 5.3 x 13.1/35 x 2.1 x 5.191.4 x 5.3 x 8.1/36 x 2.1 x 3.2
Weight, kg/pounds3.4/7.52.1/4.6
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