Samsung HW-N950 vs VIZIO SB4451-C0 review

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

Samsung HW-N950 vs VIZIO SB4451-C0 comparison chart

Overall
Samsung HW-N950
8.6
VIZIO SB4451-C0
7.2
10
5

Samsung HW-N950 vs VIZIO SB4451-C0 review

Samsung HW-N950
vs
VIZIO SB4451-C0

l would like to share my experience after comparing and testing two soundbars – Samsung HW-N950 vs VIZIO SB4451-C0. The Samsung HW-N950 was rated 8.6, while the VIZIO SB4451-C0 has a rating 7.2. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, input, volume down, volume up for the HW-N950 and power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up for the SB4451-C0.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that HW-N950 has 7.1.4 and SB4451-C0 has 5.1. The built-in subwoofer is not implemented in any of these models. An external subwoofer can be connected to any of the units in this comparison. Rate 9 out of 10 received the Samsung HW-N950 for audio features and specs, but the VIZIO SB4451-C0 received 8 out of 10.

Streaming services

AirPlay supported by both soundbars. Each of the competitors can play content from Spotify.

Connectivity

Both models have a wireless Wi-Fi interface. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 2/0 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Samsung HW-N950 versus 1/0 HDMIs in the VIZIO SB4451-C0. As in the HW-N950, so in the SB4451-C0 there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the HW-N950 at 7 out of 10, while the SB4451-C0 was rated 8/10. Each of the soundbars can be controlled using the application. The Samsung HW-N950 equipped with a microphone. The models under consideration can become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder is onboard the HW-N950. The HW-N950 can work with surround sound due to DTS:X support. The HW-N950 was rated 7/10, while the SB4451-C0 received a mark of 4/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages Samsung HW-N950 over VIZIO SB4451-C0

  • Microphone
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X
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Common

Product

Samsung HW-N950
VIZIO SB4451-C0

Model

HW-N950
SB4451-C0

Brand

Samsung
VIZIO

Reviews

106
123

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

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

Audio features

Built-in channels

7.1.4
5.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

512 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

2
2

Separate speaker connections

wireless
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
VIZIO SmartCast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
1

NFC

HDMI input/output

2/0
1/0

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

0/0
1/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

0/0
1/0

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 Digital

DTS:X

DTS (other)

has not
has not

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

122.4 x 8.1 x 13.4/48.2 x 3.2 x 5.3
111.7 x 7.6 x 7.6/44 x 3 x 3

Weight, kg/pounds

8.8/19.4
4.5/10.8

Other

Release year

2018
2016
Samsung HW-N950
VIZIO SB4451-C0
Samsung HW-N950
VIZIO SB4451-C0

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 8.6
  • 7.2
  • 8.6Samsung HW-N950
  • 7.2VIZIO SB4451-C0