VIZIO SB36512-F6 vs Samsung HW-Q950T review

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

VIZIO SB36512-F6 vs Samsung HW-Q950T comparison chart

Overall
VIZIO SB36512-F6
7.4
Samsung HW-Q950T
8.4
7
10

VIZIO SB36512-F6 vs Samsung HW-Q950T review

VIZIO SB36512-F6
vs
Samsung HW-Q950T

VIZIO SB36512-F6 vs Samsung HW-Q950T comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, SB36512-F6 has a total rating of 7.4 out of 10 versus 8.4 for HW-Q950T. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up and multi function, volume down, volume up, microphone, 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 9.1.4 for the Samsung HW-Q950T. 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 Samsung HW-Q950T 9 for its audio features and specs.

Streaming services

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

Connectivity

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 2/1 of the Samsung HW-Q950T. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, each of the soundbars received a rating of 8/10. App control is available in every soundbar. A built-in microphone is present only on the HW-Q950T. Multi-room is available to every soundbar.

Multichannel surround

Both devices have support for Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the HW-Q950T. For multichannel surround VIZIO SB36512-F6 got a rating of 7, and Samsung HW-Q950T 9 out of 10.

Advantages Samsung HW-Q950T over VIZIO SB36512-F6

  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Microphone
  • Compatible with DTS:X
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Common

Product

VIZIO SB36512-F6
Samsung HW-Q950T

Model

SB36512-F6
HW-Q950T

Brand

VIZIO
Samsung

Reviews

165
28

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
multi function, volume down, volume up, microphone

Audio features

Built-in channels

5.1.2
9.1.4

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

546 (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

Pandora, TIDAL, VIZIO SmartCast, Chromecast
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/0
2/1

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, Google Assistant

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II

DTS:X

DTS (other)

has not
has not

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
122 x 5 x 12.7/48 x 2.7 x 5.4

Weight, kg/pounds

2.5/5.6
6.8/15.7

Other

Release year

2018
2020
VIZIO SB36512-F6
Samsung HW-Q950T
VIZIO SB36512-F6
Samsung HW-Q950T

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  • 7.4VIZIO SB36512-F6
  • 8.4Samsung HW-Q950T