Sony HT-Z9F vs VIZIO SB46514-F6 review

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Sony HT-Z9F
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VIZIO SB46514-F6

The Sony HT-Z9F vs VIZIO SB46514-F6 comparison proves that these soundbars have many common features. Based on our rating, HT-Z9F has a total rating of 6.8 out of 10 versus 7.6 for SB46514-F6. 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 5.1.4 for the VIZIO SB46514-F6. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. The Sony HT-Z9F got our rating of 7 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 HT-Z9F.

Connectivity

These models have the ability to connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Sony HT-Z9F has 2/0 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, each of the soundbars received a rating of 8/10.

Features

App control is available for the SB46514-F6. A built-in microphone is present only on the SB46514-F6. Multi-room is only available for the Sony HT-Z9F.

Multichannel surround

Both devices have support for Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the HT-Z9F. The SB46514-F6 supports DTS Virtual:X. For multichannel surround, each of the opponents received 7 points out of 10.

Advantages Sony HT-Z9F over VIZIO SB46514-F6

  • Spotify support
  • Multi-room support
  • Compatible with DTS:X

Advantages VIZIO SB46514-F6 over Sony HT-Z9F

  • App control
  • Microphone

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Sony HT-Z9F
6.8
VIZIO SB46514-F6
7.6
7
8
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Common

Product

Sony HT-Z9F
VIZIO SB46514-F6

Model

HT-Z9F
SB46514-F6

Brand

Sony
VIZIO

Reviews

237
165

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
5.1.4

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

400 (overall)

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

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Chromecast
Pandora, Chromecast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
1

NFC

HDMI input/output

2/0
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

100 x 6.4 x 10/39.4 x 2.5 x 3.4
116.8 x 8.4 x 6.4/46 x 2.5 x 3.3

Weight, kg/pounds

3.1/6.6
3.2/7.2
Sony HT-Z9F
VIZIO SB46514-F6
Sony HT-Z9F
VIZIO SB46514-F6

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

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  • worse
  • 6.8
  • 7.6
  • 6.8Sony HT-Z9F
  • 7.6VIZIO SB46514-F6

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