VIZIO SB46514-F6 vs Samsung HW-N850 review

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VIZIO SB46514-F6
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Samsung HW-N850

It makes sense comparing VIZIO SB46514-F6 vs Samsung HW-N850 because they both are able to give some premium features. Based on our rating, SB46514-F6 has a total rating of 7.6 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 SB46514-F6 has 5.1.4 versus 5.1.2 for the Samsung HW-N850. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. The VIZIO SB46514-F6 got our rating of 8 out of 10, and the Samsung HW-N850 7 for its audio features and specs.

Streaming services

Each of rivals supports AirPlay. Only the HW-N850 supports Google Play Music. Spotify support is available on the HW-N850.

Connectivity

These models have the ability to connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The VIZIO SB46514-F6 has 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 2/0 of the Samsung HW-N850. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, the SB46514-F6 received a rating of 8/10 versus 7/10, respectively.

Features

App control is available in every soundbar. A built-in microphone is present only on the SB46514-F6. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.

Multichannel surround

Both devices have support for Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the HW-N850. The SB46514-F6 supports DTS Virtual:X. For multichannel surround, each of the opponents received 7 points out of 10.

Advantages VIZIO SB46514-F6 over Samsung HW-N850

  • Microphone

Advantages Samsung HW-N850 over VIZIO SB46514-F6

  • Google Play Music compatible
  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Spotify support
  • Compatible with DTS:X

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
VIZIO SB46514-F6
7.6
Samsung HW-N850
7.2
8
6
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Common

Product

VIZIO SB46514-F6
Samsung HW-N850

Model

SB46514-F6
HW-N850

Brand

VIZIO
Samsung

Reviews

165
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

5.1.4
5.1.2

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

372 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

2
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
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, Chromecast
Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/1
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)

1/0
0/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

Google Assistant
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

116.8 x 8.4 x 6.4/46 x 2.5 x 3.3
121.9 x 7.6 x 12.7/48.2 x 3.2 x 5.4

Weight, kg/pounds

3.2/7.2
8.1/18.7
VIZIO SB46514-F6
Samsung HW-N850
VIZIO SB46514-F6
Samsung HW-N850

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.6
  • 7.2
  • 7.6VIZIO SB46514-F6
  • 7.2Samsung HW-N850

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