The VIZIO SB36512-F6 vs Samsung HW-S40T comparison proves that these soundbars have many common features. Based on our rating, SB36512-F6 has a total rating of 7.4 out of 10 versus 5 for HW-S40T. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up and volume down, volume up, power, source, 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 2.0 for the Samsung HW-S40T. Only the Samsung HW-S40T has a built-in subwoofer. The VIZIO SB36512-F6 got our rating of 8 out of 10, and the Samsung HW-S40T 6 for its audio features and specs.
Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Spotify support is available on the SB36512-F6.
Only the VIZIO SB36512-F6 can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Each soundbar has 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs. Only the SB36512-F6 supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, the SB36512-F6 received a rating of 8/10 versus 6/10, respectively.
App control is available in every soundbar. None of the models under consideration have a built-in microphone. Multi-room is only available for the VIZIO SB36512-F6.
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-S40T 5 out of 10.