VIZIO SB36512-F6 vs Samsung HW-R650 review

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

VIZIO SB36512-F6 vs Samsung HW-R650 comparison chart

Overall
VIZIO SB36512-F6
7.4
Samsung HW-R650
5.2
7
4

VIZIO SB36512-F6 vs Samsung HW-R650 review

VIZIO SB36512-F6
vs
Samsung HW-R650

VIZIO SB36512-F6 vs Samsung HW-R650 comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, SB36512-F6 has a total rating of 7.4 out of 10 versus 5.2 for HW-R650. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up and volume down, volume up, power, source, 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 3.1 for the Samsung HW-R650. 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-R650 7 for its audio features and specs.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Spotify support is available on the SB36512-F6.

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 Samsung HW-R650. 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.

Features

App control is available for the SB36512-F6. None of the models under consideration have a built-in microphone. Multi-room is only available for the VIZIO SB36512-F6.

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 Samsung HW-R650 5 out of 10.

Advantages VIZIO SB36512-F6 over Samsung HW-R650

  • Spotify support
  • WI-FI enabled
  • App control
  • Multi-room support
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
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Common

Product

VIZIO SB36512-F6
Samsung HW-R650

Model

SB36512-F6
HW-R650

Brand

VIZIO
Samsung

Reviews

150
427

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, power, source

Audio features

Built-in channels

5.1.2
3.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

340 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

2
0

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
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

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
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
104 x 5 x 7.6/41.7 x 2.3 x 3.4

Weight, kg/pounds

2.5/5.6
2.9/6.4

Other

Release year

2018
2019
VIZIO SB36512-F6
Samsung HW-R650
VIZIO SB36512-F6
Samsung HW-R650

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.4
  • 5.2
  • 7.4VIZIO SB36512-F6
  • 5.2Samsung HW-R650

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

VIZIO SB36512-F6 competitors

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