VIZIO SB36512-F6 vs Dayton Audio BS36 review

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VIZIO SB36512-F6
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Dayton Audio BS36

The present review is aimed to compare two soundbars - VIZIO SB36512-F6 vs Dayton Audio BS36 that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema and music lovers. Based on our rating, SB36512-F6 has a total rating of 7 out of 10 versus 4.5 for BS36.

Audio features

The VIZIO SB36512-F6 has the active amplification type, the Dayton Audio BS36 - passive. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the VIZIO SB36512-F6 has 5.1.2 versus 3.0 for the Dayton Audio BS36. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. The VIZIO SB36512-F6 got our rating of 8 out of 10, and the Dayton Audio BS36 5 for its audio features and specs.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Only the SB36512-F6 supports Google Play Music. Spotify support is available on the SB36512-F6.

Connectivity

Only the VIZIO SB36512-F6 can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Only the SB36512-F6 has Bluetooth support. Only the SB36512-F6 supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). For connectivity, the SB36512-F6 received a rating of 8/10 versus 4/10, respectively.

Features

App control is available for the SB36512-F6. None of the models under consideration have a built-in microphone. Multi-room is only available for the VIZIO SB36512-F6.

Multichannel surround

Only the SB36512-F6 has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. The soundbars do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X. Compared devices do not have DTS Virtual:X support.

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Common

Product

VIZIO SB36512-F6
Dayton Audio BS36

Model

SB36512-F6
BS36

Brand

VIZIO
Dayton Audio

Reviews

58
43

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired

Soundbar buttons

power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up
has not

Audio features

Built-in channels

5.1.2
3.0

Amplification type

active
passive

Output power, W

Separate speaker (in package)

2
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1
0

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
has not

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, TIDAL, VIZIO SmartCast, Chromecast
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/0
0/0

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
0/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

1/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

1/0
3/0

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 6.3 x 8.1/36 x 2.5 x 3.1
93.1 x 10.1 x 10.1/37 x 4.2 x 4.8

Weight, kg/pounds

2.5/5.6
5.9/13.4
VIZIO SB36512-F6
Dayton Audio BS36
VIZIO SB36512-F6
Dayton Audio BS36

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

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  • 7
  • 4.5
  • 7VIZIO SB36512-F6
  • 4.5Dayton Audio BS36

The VIZIO SB36512-F6 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check VIZIO SB36512-F6 price