I had a chance to test and compare two models: VIZIO SB36512-F6 vs Sonos Arc and this review should help people who are looking for a good soundbar. The VIZIO SB36512-F6 was rated 7.4, while the Sonos Arc has a rating 7. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up for the SB36512-F6 and volume down, volume up, play/pause, microphone for the Arc.
Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. 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. Rate 8 out of 10 received the VIZIO SB36512-F6 for audio features and specs, but the Sonos Arc received 5 out of 10. Each of the competitors can play content from Spotify.
Both models have a wireless Wi-Fi interface. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs are in each of soundbars. As in the SB36512-F6, so in the Arc there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). We rated the connectivity of the SB36512-F6 at 8 out of 10, while the Arc was rated 7/10. Each of the soundbars can be controlled using the application. The Sonos Arc equipped with a microphone. The VIZIO SB36512-F6 may become part of a multiroom system.
Manufacturers equipped both units with Dolby Atmos audio decoder. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The SB36512-F6 was rated 7/10, while the Arc received a mark of 4/10 for multichannel surround.