An affordable soundbar is always a good option to consider, so VIZIO SB36512-F6 vs Samsung HW-N950 comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, SB36512-F6 has a total rating of 7 out of 10 versus 8.2 for HW-N950. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up and power, input, volume down, volume up, respectively.
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 7.1.4 for the Samsung HW-N950. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. Both models received our 8 rating of 10 for their audio features and specs. Both models support Google Play Music. Spotify is available on each of the soundbars.
These models have the ability to 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 2/0 of the Samsung HW-N950. 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 in every soundbar. A built-in microphone is present only on the HW-N950. Multi-room is available to every soundbar.
Both devices have support for Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the HW-N950. Compared devices do not have DTS Virtual:X support. For multichannel surround VIZIO SB36512-F6 got a rating of 5, and Samsung HW-N950 7 out of 10.
The Samsung HW-N950 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Samsung HW-N950 price