Sony HT-Z9F vs VIZIO SB2920-C6 review

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Sony HT-Z9F
vs
VIZIO SB2920-C6

It makes sense comparing Sony HT-Z9F vs VIZIO SB2920-C6 because they both are able to give some premium features. Based on our rating, HT-Z9F has a total rating of 6.8 out of 10 versus 4 for SB2920-C6. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, input, Bluetooth, music service, volume down, volume up 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 Sony HT-Z9F has 3.1 versus 2.0 for the VIZIO SB2920-C6. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. The HT-Z9F has a wireless connection to separate subwoofer, and the SB2920-C6 - wired. The Sony HT-Z9F got our rating of 7 out of 10, and the VIZIO SB2920-C6 5 for its audio features and specs.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Both models do not support Google Play Music. Spotify support is available on the HT-Z9F.

Connectivity

Only the Sony HT-Z9F can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Only the HT-Z9F supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, the HT-Z9F received a rating of 8/10 versus 5/10, respectively. Compared soundbars have no app control. None of the models under consideration have a built-in microphone. Multi-room is only available for the Sony HT-Z9F.

Multichannel surround

Only the HT-Z9F has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the HT-Z9F. Compared devices do not have DTS Virtual:X support.

Advantages Sony HT-Z9F over VIZIO SB2920-C6

  • Spotify support
  • WI-FI enabled
  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support
  • Multi-room support
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X

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Product

Sony HT-Z9F
VIZIO SB2920-C6

Model

HT-Z9F
SB2920-C6

Brand

Sony
VIZIO

Reviews

237
5350

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

power, input, Bluetooth, music service, volume down, volume up
power, volume down, volume up, input, Bluetooth

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.1
2.0

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

400 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1
0

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wired

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Chromecast
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

2/0
0/0

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
2/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
1

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, 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

100 x 6.4 x 10/39.4 x 2.5 x 3.4
73 x 7.6 x 7.6/29 x 3 x 3

Weight, kg/pounds

3.1/6.6
2/4.5
Sony HT-Z9F
VIZIO SB2920-C6
Sony HT-Z9F
VIZIO SB2920-C6

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

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  • worse
  • 6.8
  • 4
  • 6.8Sony HT-Z9F
  • 4VIZIO SB2920-C6

The Sony HT-Z9F is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Sony HT-Z9F price