Sonos Playbar vs VIZIO SB46514-F6 review

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Rating 5 5
Sonos Playbar
vs
VIZIO SB46514-F6

The Sonos Playbar vs VIZIO SB46514-F6 comparison proves that these soundbars have many common features. Based on our rating, Playbar has a total rating of 4.5 out of 10 versus 7.6 for SB46514-F6. The competitors' control buttons are different: play/pause, volume up, volume down and power, volume down, volume up, input, Bluetooth, respectively.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Sonos Playbar has 3.0 versus 5.1.4 for the VIZIO SB46514-F6. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. The Sonos Playbar got our rating of 7 out of 10, and the VIZIO SB46514-F6 8 for its audio features and specs.

Streaming services

The Sonos Playbar has support AirPlay 2, and its competitor in our comparison has AirPlay. Both models do not support Google Play Music. Spotify support is available on the Playbar.

Connectivity

These models have the ability to connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Only the SB46514-F6 has Bluetooth support. Only the SB46514-F6 supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). For connectivity, the Playbar received a rating of 3/10 versus 8/10, respectively. 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

Only the SB46514-F6 has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. The soundbars do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X. The SB46514-F6 supports DTS Virtual:X.

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Common

Product

Sonos Playbar
VIZIO SB46514-F6

Model

Playbar
SB46514-F6

Brand

Sonos
VIZIO

Reviews

1510
129

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

play/pause, volume up, volume down
power, volume down, volume up, input, Bluetooth

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.0
5.1.4

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

Separate speaker (in package)

0
2

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

0
1

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay 2
AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, Tuneln, SoundCloud
Pandora, Chromecast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

2
1

NFC

HDMI input/output

0/0
1/1

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

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

Google Assistant

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

90 x 14 x 8.5/35.4 x 5.5 x 3.3
116.8 x 8.4 x 6.4/46 x 2.5 x 3.3

Weight, kg/pounds

5.4/11.9
3.2/7.2
Sonos Playbar
VIZIO SB46514-F6
Sonos Playbar
VIZIO SB46514-F6

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 4.5
  • 7.6
  • 4.5Sonos Playbar
  • 7.6VIZIO SB46514-F6

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