Samsung HW-S40T vs VIZIO SB3651-F6 review

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

Samsung HW-S40T vs VIZIO SB3651-F6 comparison chart

Overall
Samsung HW-S40T
5
VIZIO SB3651-F6
6.8
6
4

Samsung HW-S40T vs VIZIO SB3651-F6 review

Samsung HW-S40T
vs
VIZIO SB3651-F6

Samsung HW-S40T vs VIZIO SB3651-F6 comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, HW-S40T has a total rating of 5 out of 10 versus 6.8 for SB3651-F6. The competitors' control buttons are different: volume down, volume up, power, source and power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up, respectively.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Samsung HW-S40T has 2.0 versus 5.1 for the VIZIO SB3651-F6. Only the Samsung HW-S40T has a built-in subwoofer. The Samsung HW-S40T got our rating of 6 out of 10, and the VIZIO SB3651-F6 8 for its audio features and specs.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Spotify support is available on the SB3651-F6.

Connectivity

Only the VIZIO SB3651-F6 can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Each soundbar has 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs. Only the SB3651-F6 supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, the HW-S40T received a rating of 6/10 versus 8/10, respectively.

Features

App control is available in every soundbar. None of the models under consideration have a built-in microphone. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.

Multichannel surround

None of soundbars equipped with Dolby Atmos multichannel audio decoder. The soundbars do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X. For multichannel surround Samsung HW-S40T got a rating of 5, and VIZIO SB3651-F6 6 out of 10.

Advantages Samsung HW-S40T over VIZIO SB3651-F6

  • Built-in subwoofer

Advantages VIZIO SB3651-F6 over Samsung HW-S40T

  • Separate subwoofer in package
  • Spotify support
  • WI-FI enabled
  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support
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Common

Product

Samsung HW-S40T
VIZIO SB3651-F6

Model

HW-S40T
SB3651-F6

Brand

Samsung
VIZIO

Reviews

160
520

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

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

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.0
5.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

100

Separate speaker (in package)

0
2

Separate speaker connections

has not
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wired, wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
Pandora, Chromecast, iHeart

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
1

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/0
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

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II
Dolby Digital

DTS:X

DTS (other)

has not
DTS Virtual:X

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

66 x 5 x 11.4/26.8 x 2.7 x 4.5
91.4 x 5.3 x 8.1/36 x 2.1 x 3.2

Weight, kg/pounds

1.8/4.2
2.1/4.6

Other

Release year

2020
2018
Samsung HW-S40T
VIZIO SB3651-F6
Samsung HW-S40T
VIZIO SB3651-F6

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5
  • 6.8
  • 5Samsung HW-S40T
  • 6.8VIZIO SB3651-F6

The VIZIO SB3651-F6 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check VIZIO SB3651-F6 price

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