VIZIO SB3651-E6 vs Samsung HW-N950 review

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Rating 5 5

VIZIO SB3651-E6 vs Samsung HW-N950 comparison chart

Overall
VIZIO SB3651-E6
7.6
Samsung HW-N950
8.6
8
10

VIZIO SB3651-E6 vs Samsung HW-N950 review

VIZIO SB3651-E6
vs
Samsung HW-N950

An affordable soundbar is always a good option to consider, so VIZIO SB3651-E6 vs Samsung HW-N950 comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, SB3651-E6 has a total rating of 7.6 out of 10 versus 8.6 for HW-N950. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up 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 SB3651-E6 has 5.1 versus 7.1.4 for the Samsung HW-N950. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. The VIZIO SB3651-E6 got our rating of 7 out of 10, and the Samsung HW-N950 9 for its audio features and specs.

Streaming services

Each of rivals supports AirPlay. Spotify is available on each of the soundbars. Both devices can play streaming audio from Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast.

Connectivity

These models have the ability to connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The VIZIO SB3651-E6 has 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 2/0 of the Samsung HW-N950. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, the SB3651-E6 received a rating of 8/10 versus 7/10, respectively.

Features

App control is available in every soundbar. A built-in microphone is present in each model. Multi-room is only available for the Samsung HW-N950.

Multichannel surround

Only the HW-N950 has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the HW-N950. For multichannel surround VIZIO SB3651-E6 got a rating of 4, and Samsung HW-N950 7 out of 10.

Advantages Samsung HW-N950 over VIZIO SB3651-E6

  • Multi-room support
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X
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Common

Product

VIZIO SB3651-E6
Samsung HW-N950

Model

SB3651-E6
HW-N950

Brand

VIZIO
Samsung

Reviews

419
106

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

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

Audio features

Built-in channels

5.1
7.1.4

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

512 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

2
2

Separate speaker connections

wired
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay
AirPlay

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast
Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/0
2/0

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

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 (other)

Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital

DTS:X

DTS (other)

has not
has not

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

91.4 x 5 x 7.6/36 x 2.1 x 3.2
122.4 x 8.1 x 13.4/48.2 x 3.2 x 5.3

Weight, kg/pounds

1.8/4.6
8.8/19.4

Other

Release year

2017
2018
VIZIO SB3651-E6
Samsung HW-N950
VIZIO SB3651-E6
Samsung HW-N950

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  • 7.6VIZIO SB3651-E6
  • 8.6Samsung HW-N950