Sony HT-X9000F vs VIZIO SB4451-C0 review

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Sony HT-X9000F
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VIZIO SB4451-C0

l would like to share my experience after comparing and testing two soundbars – Sony HT-X9000F vs VIZIO SB4451-C0. The Sony HT-X9000F was rated 6.8, while the VIZIO SB4451-C0 has a rating 6.4. Soundbars have the same set of buttons - power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that HT-X9000F has 2.1 and SB4451-C0 has 5.1. The built-in subwoofer is not implemented in any of these models. An external subwoofer can be connected to any of the units in this comparison. Rate 7 out of 10 received the Sony HT-X9000F for audio features and specs, but the VIZIO SB4451-C0 received 8 out of 10.

Streaming services

AirPlay supported by both soundbars. Both the HT-X9000F and the SB4451-C0 have Google Play Music on board. Each of the competitors can play content from Spotify.

Connectivity

Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the SB4451-C0. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs are in each of soundbars. As in the HT-X9000F, so in the SB4451-C0 there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the HT-X9000F at 7 out of 10, while the SB4451-C0 was rated 8/10.

Features

The manufacturer of the SB4451-C0 provides a device control application. Soundbars in this review are not equipped with a microphone. The models under consideration cannot become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder is onboard the HT-X9000F. The HT-X9000F can work with surround sound due to DTS:X support. DTS Virtual:X technology not supported by any of the soundbars in this review. The HT-X9000F was rated 7/10, while the SB4451-C0 received a mark of 2/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages Sony HT-X9000F over VIZIO SB4451-C0

  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X

Advantages VIZIO SB4451-C0 over Sony HT-X9000F

  • WI-FI enabled
  • App control

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Sony HT-X9000F
6.8
VIZIO SB4451-C0
6.4
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Common

Product

Sony HT-X9000F
VIZIO SB4451-C0

Model

HT-X9000F
SB4451-C0

Brand

Sony
VIZIO

Reviews

216
118

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up
power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.1
5.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

100

Separate speaker (in package)

0
2

Separate speaker connections

wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1
1

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay
AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast
VIZIO SmartCast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
1

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/0
1/0

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

1
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

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

93 x 5.8 x 8.5/36.6 x 2.3 x 3.3
111.7 x 7.6 x 7.6/44 x 3 x 3

Weight, kg/pounds

2.5/5
4.5/10.8
Sony HT-X9000F
VIZIO SB4451-C0
Sony HT-X9000F
VIZIO SB4451-C0

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6.8
  • 6.4
  • 6.8Sony HT-X9000F
  • 6.4VIZIO SB4451-C0

The Sony HT-X9000F is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Sony HT-X9000F price