The Sonos Beam vs VIZIO SB46514-F6 comparison proves that these soundbars have many common features. Based on our rating, Beam has a total rating of 6 out of 10 versus 7.6 for SB46514-F6. The competitors' control buttons are different: volume down, volume up, microphone, play/pause and power, volume down, volume up, input, Bluetooth, respectively.
Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Sonos Beam has 3.0 versus 5.1.4 for the VIZIO SB46514-F6. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. The Sonos Beam got our rating of 6 out of 10, and the VIZIO SB46514-F6 7 for its audio features and specs.
The Sonos Beam has support AirPlay 2, and its competitor in our comparison has AirPlay. Spotify support not implemented in both soundbars.
These models have the ability to connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Sonos Beam has 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 1/1 of the VIZIO SB46514-F6. Only the SB46514-F6 supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). For connectivity, the Beam received a rating of 6/10 versus 8/10, respectively.
App control is available in every soundbar. A built-in microphone is present in each model. Multi-room is only available for the VIZIO SB46514-F6.
Only the SB46514-F6 has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. The soundbars do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X. For multichannel surround Sonos Beam got a rating of 4, and VIZIO SB46514-F6 7 out of 10.