VIZIO SB36512-F6 vs Polk Audio Command Bar review

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Rating 5 5

VIZIO SB36512-F6 vs Polk Audio Command Bar comparison chart

Overall
VIZIO SB36512-F6
7.4
Polk Audio Command Bar
6.6
7
10

VIZIO SB36512-F6 vs Polk Audio Command Bar review

VIZIO SB36512-F6
vs
Polk Audio Command Bar

The present review is aimed to compare two soundbars - VIZIO SB36512-F6 vs Polk Audio Command Bar that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema and music lovers. Based on our rating, SB36512-F6 has a total rating of 7.4 out of 10 versus 6.6 for Command Bar. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up and volume down, volume up, microphone, action, respectively.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the VIZIO SB36512-F6 has 5.1.2 versus 2.1 for the Polk Audio Command Bar. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. The VIZIO SB36512-F6 got our rating of 8 out of 10, and the Polk Audio Command Bar 6 for its audio features and specs.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Spotify is available on each of the soundbars.

Connectivity

Only the VIZIO SB36512-F6 can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The VIZIO SB36512-F6 has 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 1/1 of the Polk Audio Command Bar. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, the SB36512-F6 received a rating of 8/10 versus 7/10, respectively. App control is available for the SB36512-F6. A built-in microphone is present only on the Command Bar. Multi-room is available to every soundbar.

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. For multichannel surround VIZIO SB36512-F6 got a rating of 7, and Polk Audio Command Bar 5 out of 10.

Advantages VIZIO SB36512-F6 over Polk Audio Command Bar

  • WI-FI enabled
  • App control
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos

Advantages Polk Audio Command Bar over VIZIO SB36512-F6

  • Microphone
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Common

Product

VIZIO SB36512-F6
Polk Audio Command Bar

Model

SB36512-F6
Command Bar

Brand

VIZIO
Polk Audio

Reviews

150
1414

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, microphone, action

Audio features

Built-in channels

5.1.2
2.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

160 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

2
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
has not

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

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
1/1

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

1/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

1/0
0/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital

DTS:X

DTS (other)

has not
DTS Digital Surround

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
110 x 5 x 10.1/43.3 x 2.1 x 4.1

Weight, kg/pounds

2.5/5.6
1.8/4.9

Other

Release year

2018
2018
VIZIO SB36512-F6
Polk Audio Command Bar
VIZIO SB36512-F6
Polk Audio Command Bar

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.4
  • 6.6
  • 7.4VIZIO SB36512-F6
  • 6.6Polk Audio Command Bar

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

VIZIO SB36512-F6 competitors

Polk Audio Command Bar competitors