Samsung HW-Q800T vs VIZIO SB36512-F6 review

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

Samsung HW-Q800T vs VIZIO SB36512-F6 comparison chart

Overall
Samsung HW-Q800T
8.2
VIZIO SB36512-F6
7.4
10
7

Samsung HW-Q800T vs VIZIO SB36512-F6 review

Samsung HW-Q800T
vs
VIZIO SB36512-F6

I had a chance to test and compare two models: Samsung HW-Q800T vs VIZIO SB36512-F6 and this review should help people who are looking for a good soundbar. The Samsung HW-Q800T was rated 8.2, while the VIZIO SB36512-F6 has a rating 7.4. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, multi function, volume down, volume up, microphone for the HW-Q800T and power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up for the SB36512-F6.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that HW-Q800T has 3.1.2 and SB36512-F6 has 5.1.2. 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 7 out of 10 received the Samsung HW-Q800T for audio features and specs, but the VIZIO SB36512-F6 received 8 out of 10.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Each of the competitors can play content from Spotify.

Connectivity

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 HW-Q800T, so in the SB36512-F6 there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the HW-Q800T at 9 out of 10, while the SB36512-F6 was rated 8/10. Each of the soundbars can be controlled using the application. The Samsung HW-Q800T equipped with a microphone. The models under consideration can become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Manufacturers equipped both units with Dolby Atmos audio decoder. The HW-Q800T can work with surround sound due to DTS:X support. The HW-Q800T was rated 10/10, while the SB36512-F6 received a mark of 7/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages Samsung HW-Q800T over VIZIO SB36512-F6

  • Microphone
  • Compatible with DTS:X
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Common

Product

Samsung HW-Q800T
VIZIO SB36512-F6

Model

HW-Q800T
SB36512-F6

Brand

Samsung
VIZIO

Reviews

664
150

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

multi function, volume down, volume up, microphone
power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.1.2
5.1.2

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

330 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

2
2

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
Pandora, TIDAL, VIZIO SmartCast, Chromecast

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

Amazon Alexa

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital

DTS:X

DTS (other)

DTS Digital Surround
has not

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

96.5 x 5 x 10.1/38.6 x 2.4 x 4.5
91.4 x 6.3 x 8.1/36 x 2.5 x 3.1

Weight, kg/pounds

3.1/7.9
2.5/5.6

Other

Release year

2020
2018
Samsung HW-Q800T
VIZIO SB36512-F6
Samsung HW-Q800T
VIZIO SB36512-F6

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 8.2
  • 7.4
  • 8.2Samsung HW-Q800T
  • 7.4VIZIO SB36512-F6

The Samsung HW-Q800T is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Samsung HW-Q800T price

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