Samsung HW-LST70T vs VIZIO M512a-H6 review

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

Samsung HW-LST70T vs VIZIO M512a-H6 comparison chart

Overall
Samsung HW-LST70T
6.4
VIZIO M512a-H6
5.6
10
4

Samsung HW-LST70T vs VIZIO M512a-H6 review

Samsung HW-LST70T
vs
VIZIO M512a-H6

I had a chance to test and compare two models: Samsung HW-LST70T vs VIZIO M512a-H6 and this review should help people who are looking for a good soundbar. The Samsung HW-LST70T was rated 6.4, while the VIZIO M512a-H6 has a rating 5.6. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, volume down, volume up, power, source for the HW-LST70T and power, source, demo, volume down, volume up for the M512a-H6.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that HW-LST70T has 3.0 and M512a-H6 has 5.1.2. A built-in subwoofer is available only in the Samsung HW-LST70T. An external subwoofer can be connected to any of the units in this comparison. Rate 6 out of 10 received the Samsung HW-LST70T for audio features and specs, but the VIZIO M512a-H6 received 8 out of 10.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. The HW-LST70T can play audio from Spotify.

Connectivity

Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the HW-LST70T. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Samsung HW-LST70T versus 1/1 HDMIs in the VIZIO M512a-H6. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) is implemented only in the M512a-H6. Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the HW-LST70T at 6 out of 10, while the M512a-H6 was rated 8/10. The manufacturer of the HW-LST70T provides a device control application. The Samsung HW-LST70T equipped with a microphone. The Samsung HW-LST70T may become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder is onboard the M512a-H6. The M512a-H6 can work with surround sound due to DTS:X support. The HW-LST70T was rated 5/10, while the M512a-H6 received a mark of 8/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages Samsung HW-LST70T over VIZIO M512a-H6

  • Built-in subwoofer
  • Spotify support
  • WI-FI enabled
  • App control
  • Microphone
  • Multi-room support

Advantages VIZIO M512a-H6 over Samsung HW-LST70T

  • Separate subwoofer in package
  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X
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Common

Product

Samsung HW-LST70T
VIZIO M512a-H6

Model

HW-LST70T
M512a-H6

Brand

Samsung
VIZIO

Reviews

3
0

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

volume down, volume up, power, source
power, source, demo, volume down, volume up

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.0
5.1.2

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

210 (overall)

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)

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/0
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
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

0/0
0/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II

DTS:X

DTS (other)

has not

User manual

Manual

N/A

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

122 x 12.7 x 5/48 x 5.5 x 2.1
101.6x6.8x10.3/40x2.6x4

Weight, kg/pounds

6.3/14.8
5.2/11.5

Other

Release year

2020
2022
Samsung HW-LST70T
VIZIO M512a-H6
Samsung HW-LST70T
VIZIO M512a-H6

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6.4
  • 5.6
  • 6.4Samsung HW-LST70T
  • 5.6VIZIO M512a-H6

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