VIZIO SB2920-C6 vs Samsung HW-N850 review

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Rating 5 5
VIZIO SB2920-C6
vs
Samsung HW-N850

It makes sense comparing VIZIO SB2920-C6 vs Samsung HW-N850 because they both are able to give some premium features. Based on our rating, SB2920-C6 has a total rating of 4 out of 10 versus 7.2 for HW-N850. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, input, Bluetooth and power, input, volume down, volume up, respectively.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the VIZIO SB2920-C6 has 2.0 versus 5.1.2 for the Samsung HW-N850. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. The SB2920-C6 has a wired connection to separate subwoofer, and the HW-N850 - wireless. The VIZIO SB2920-C6 got our rating of 5 out of 10, and the Samsung HW-N850 7 for its audio features and specs. Only the HW-N850 supports Google Play Music. Spotify support is available on the HW-N850.

Connectivity

Only the Samsung HW-N850 can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Only the HW-N850 supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, the SB2920-C6 received a rating of 5/10 versus 7/10, respectively. App control is available for the HW-N850. None of the models under consideration have a built-in microphone. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.

Multichannel surround

Only the HW-N850 has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the HW-N850. Compared devices do not have DTS Virtual:X support.

Advantages Samsung HW-N850 over VIZIO SB2920-C6

  • Google Play Music compatible
  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Spotify support
  • WI-FI enabled
  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support
  • App control
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
VIZIO SB2920-C6
4
Samsung HW-N850
7.2
4
6
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Common

Product

VIZIO SB2920-C6
Samsung HW-N850

Model

SB2920-C6
HW-N850

Brand

VIZIO
Samsung

Reviews

5350
33

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

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

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.0
5.1.2

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

372 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

0
1

Separate subwoofer connections

wired
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

0/0
2/0

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

1/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

2/0
0/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

1
0

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa

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

73 x 7.6 x 7.6/29 x 3 x 3
121.9 x 7.6 x 12.7/48.2 x 3.2 x 5.4

Weight, kg/pounds

2/4.5
8.1/18.7
VIZIO SB2920-C6
Samsung HW-N850
VIZIO SB2920-C6
Samsung HW-N850

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 4
  • 7.2
  • 4VIZIO SB2920-C6
  • 7.2Samsung HW-N850

The Samsung HW-N850 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Samsung HW-N850 price