VIZIO SB3621n-F8M vs Samsung HW-K850 review

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Rating 5 5
VIZIO SB3621n-F8M
vs
Samsung HW-K850

l would like to share my experience after comparing and testing two soundbars – VIZIO SB3621n-F8M vs Samsung HW-K850. The VIZIO SB3621n-F8M was rated 4.6, while the Samsung HW-K850 has a rating 5.6. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up for the SB3621n-F8M and power, volume down, volume up, source for the HW-K850.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that SB3621n-F8M has 2.1 and HW-K850 has 3.1.2. 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 6 out of 10 in our ranking.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Both devices do not have Google Play Music on board. The HW-K850 can play audio from Spotify.

Connectivity

Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the HW-K850. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) is implemented only in the HW-K850. We rated the connectivity of the SB3621n-F8M at 4 out of 10, while the HW-K850 was rated 7/10.

Features

The manufacturer of the SB3621n-F8M provides a device control application. Soundbars in this review are not equipped with a microphone. The models under consideration cannot become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder is onboard the HW-K850. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. DTS Virtual:X technology not supported by any of the soundbars in this review. The SB3621n-F8M was rated 2/10, while the HW-K850 received a mark of 5/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages VIZIO SB3621n-F8M over Samsung HW-K850

  • App control

Advantages Samsung HW-K850 over VIZIO SB3621n-F8M

  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Spotify support
  • WI-FI enabled
  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
VIZIO SB3621n-F8M
4.6
Samsung HW-K850
5.6
5
4
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Common

Product

VIZIO SB3621n-F8M
Samsung HW-K850

Model

SB3621n-F8M
HW-K850

Brand

VIZIO
Samsung

Reviews

590
81

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, volume down, volume up, source

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.1
3.1.2

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

350 (overall)

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
Napster, iHeart

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

0/0
2/1

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

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
120.9 x 8.1 x 12.9 /47.6 x 3.2 x 5.1

Weight, kg/pounds

2.9/4.4
6.6/14.7
VIZIO SB3621n-F8M
Samsung HW-K850
VIZIO SB3621n-F8M
Samsung HW-K850

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 4.6
  • 5.6
  • 4.6VIZIO SB3621n-F8M
  • 5.6Samsung HW-K850

The Samsung HW-K850 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Samsung HW-K850 price