Denon HEOS BAR vs VIZIO SB46514-F6 review

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Rating 5 5
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 8 for its audio features and specs. Both models do not support Google Play Music. 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 only available for the Denon HEOS BAR.

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. The SB46514-F6 supports DTS Virtual:X. For multichannel surround Denon HEOS BAR got a rating of 4, and VIZIO SB46514-F6 7 out of 10.

Advantages Denon HEOS BAR over VIZIO SB46514-F6

  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Spotify support
  • Multi-room support

Advantages VIZIO SB46514-F6 over Denon HEOS BAR

  • WI-FI enabled
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Denon HEOS BAR
7
VIZIO SB46514-F6
7.6
10
8
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Common

Product

Denon HEOS BAR
VIZIO SB46514-F6

Model

HEOS BAR
SB46514-F6

Brand

Denon
VIZIO

Reviews

20
165

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)

0
1

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay

Google Play Music

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

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 Digital

Dolby Pro Logic II

DTS:X

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
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

The VIZIO SB46514-F6 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check VIZIO SB46514-F6 price