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 8.2, while the VIZIO SB4451-C0 has a rating 6.4. 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.
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. Audio features and specs of considered models we rated 8 out of 10 in our ranking.
AirPlay supported by both soundbars. Both the HW-N950 and the SB4451-C0 have Google Play Music on board. Each of the competitors can play content from Spotify.
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 Samsung HW-N950 may become part of a multiroom system.
Dolby Atmos audio decoder is onboard the HW-N950. The HW-N950 can work with surround sound due to DTS:X support. DTS Virtual:X technology not supported by any of the soundbars in this review. The HW-N950 was rated 7/10, while the SB4451-C0 received a mark of 2/10 for multichannel surround.
The Samsung HW-N950 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Samsung HW-N950 price