I had a chance to test and compare two models: Samsung HW-Q950T vs VIZIO SB36512-F6 and this review should help people who are looking for a good soundbar. The Samsung HW-Q950T was rated 8.4, 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-Q950T and power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up for the SB36512-F6.
Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that HW-Q950T has 9.1.4 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 9 out of 10 received the Samsung HW-Q950T for audio features and specs, but the VIZIO SB36512-F6 received 8 out of 10.
Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Each of the competitors can play content from Spotify.
Both models have a wireless Wi-Fi interface. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 2/1 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Samsung HW-Q950T versus 1/0 HDMIs in the VIZIO SB36512-F6. As in the HW-Q950T, so in the SB36512-F6 there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. The connectivity of each of the models was estimated at 8/10. Each of the soundbars can be controlled using the application. The Samsung HW-Q950T equipped with a microphone. The models under consideration can become part of a multiroom system.
Manufacturers equipped both units with Dolby Atmos audio decoder. The HW-Q950T can work with surround sound due to DTS:X support. The HW-Q950T was rated 9/10, while the SB36512-F6 received a mark of 7/10 for multichannel surround.