Denon HEOS BAR vs VIZIO SB46514-F6 review

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

Denon HEOS BAR vs VIZIO SB46514-F6 comparison chart

Overall
Denon HEOS BAR
7
VIZIO SB46514-F6
7.6
10
10

Denon HEOS BAR vs VIZIO SB46514-F6 review

Denon HEOS BAR
vs
VIZIO SB46514-F6

The Denon HEOS BAR vs VIZIO SB46514-F6 comparison proves that these soundbars have many common features. Based on our rating, HEOS BAR has a total rating of 7 out of 10 versus 7.6 for SB46514-F6. The competitors' control buttons are different: volume down, volume up, sound off and power, volume down, volume up, input, Bluetooth, respectively.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Denon HEOS BAR 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 Denon HEOS BAR got our rating of 6 out of 10, and the VIZIO SB46514-F6 7 for its audio features and specs. Spotify support is available on the HEOS BAR.

Connectivity

Only the VIZIO SB46514-F6 can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Denon HEOS BAR has 4/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 1/1 of the VIZIO SB46514-F6. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, the HEOS BAR received a rating of 7/10 versus 8/10, respectively.

Features

App control is available in every soundbar. A built-in microphone is present in each model. Multi-room is available to every soundbar.

Multichannel surround

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 Denon HEOS BAR got a rating of 5, and VIZIO SB46514-F6 7 out of 10.

Advantages Denon HEOS BAR over VIZIO SB46514-F6

  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Spotify support

Advantages VIZIO SB46514-F6 over Denon HEOS BAR

  • Separate subwoofer in package
  • WI-FI enabled
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
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Common

Product

Denon HEOS BAR
VIZIO SB46514-F6

Model

HEOS BAR
SB46514-F6

Brand

Denon
VIZIO

Reviews

20
187

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

volume down, volume up, sound off
power, volume down, volume up, input, Bluetooth

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.0
5.1.4

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

Separate speaker (in package)

0
2

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, Deezer, TIDAL, Napster, SiriusXM, iHeart
Pandora, Chromecast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
1

NFC

HDMI input/output

4/1
1/1

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
1/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

1/0
1/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant
Google Assistant

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

has not
Dolby Digital

DTS:X

DTS (other)

DTS HD
DTS Virtual:X

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

109.8 x 7.1 x 14.7/43.3 x 2.8 x 5.8
116.8 x 8.4 x 6.4/46 x 2.5 x 3.3

Weight, kg/pounds

4.8/10.5
3.2/7.2

Other

Release year

2017
2018
Denon HEOS BAR
VIZIO SB46514-F6
Denon HEOS BAR
VIZIO SB46514-F6

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7
  • 7.6
  • 7Denon HEOS BAR
  • 7.6VIZIO SB46514-F6