VIZIO SB3621n-F8M vs Denon HEOS BAR review

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VIZIO SB3621n-F8M
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Denon HEOS BAR

The VIZIO SB3621n-F8M vs Denon HEOS BAR comparison proves that these soundbars have many common features. Based on our rating, SB3621n-F8M has a total rating of 4.6 out of 10 versus 7 for HEOS BAR. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up and volume down, volume up, sound off, respectively.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the VIZIO SB3621n-F8M has 2.1 versus 3.0 for the Denon HEOS BAR. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. Both models received our 6 rating of 10 for their audio features and specs.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Both models do not support Google Play Music. Spotify support is available on the HEOS BAR.

Connectivity

Both models do not have WI-FI support. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Only the HEOS BAR supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). For connectivity, the SB3621n-F8M received a rating of 4/10 versus 7/10, respectively. App control is available in every soundbar. A built-in microphone is present only on the HEOS BAR. Multi-room is only available for the Denon HEOS BAR.

Multichannel surround

None of soundbars equipped with Dolby Atmos multichannel audio decoder. The soundbars do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X. Compared devices do not have DTS Virtual:X support. For multichannel surround VIZIO SB3621n-F8M got a rating of 2, and Denon HEOS BAR 4 out of 10.

Advantages Denon HEOS BAR over VIZIO SB3621n-F8M

  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Spotify support
  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support
  • Microphone
  • Multi-room support

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
VIZIO SB3621n-F8M
4.6
Denon HEOS BAR
7
5
10
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Common

Product

VIZIO SB3621n-F8M
Denon HEOS BAR

Model

SB3621n-F8M
HEOS BAR

Brand

VIZIO
Denon

Reviews

590
20

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
volume down, volume up, sound off

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.1
3.0

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1
0

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

VIZIO SmartCast
Pandora, Deezer, TIDAL, Napster, SiriusXM, iHeart

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
1

NFC

HDMI input/output

0/0
4/1

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

1/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

1/0
1/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, 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

91.4 x 5.1 x 7.6/36 x 2.1 x 3.2
109.8 x 7.1 x 14.7/43.3 x 2.8 x 5.8

Weight, kg/pounds

2.9/4.4
4.8/10.5
VIZIO SB3621n-F8M
Denon HEOS BAR
VIZIO SB3621n-F8M
Denon HEOS BAR

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 4.6
  • 7
  • 4.6VIZIO SB3621n-F8M
  • 7Denon HEOS BAR

The Denon HEOS BAR is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Denon HEOS BAR price