Samsung HW-T550 vs VIZIO SB36512-F6 review

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

Samsung HW-T550 vs VIZIO SB36512-F6 comparison chart

Overall
Samsung HW-T550
4.5
VIZIO SB36512-F6
7.4
4
7

Samsung HW-T550 vs VIZIO SB36512-F6 review

Samsung HW-T550
vs
VIZIO SB36512-F6

I had a chance to test and compare two models: Samsung HW-T550 vs VIZIO SB36512-F6 and this review should help people who are looking for a good soundbar. The Samsung HW-T550 was rated 4.5, while the VIZIO SB36512-F6 has a rating 7.4. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, volume down, volume up, power, source for the HW-T550 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-T550 has 2.1 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 6 out of 10 received the Samsung HW-T550 for audio features and specs, but the VIZIO SB36512-F6 received 8 out of 10.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. The SB36512-F6 can play audio from Spotify.

Connectivity

Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the SB36512-F6. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Samsung HW-T550 versus 1/0 HDMIs in the VIZIO SB36512-F6. As in the HW-T550, 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-T550 at 6 out of 10, while the SB36512-F6 was rated 8/10.

Features

The manufacturer of the SB36512-F6 provides a device control application. Soundbars in this review are not equipped with a microphone. The VIZIO SB36512-F6 may become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder is onboard the SB36512-F6. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The HW-T550 was rated 5/10, while the SB36512-F6 received a mark of 7/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages VIZIO SB36512-F6 over Samsung HW-T550

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

Product

Samsung HW-T550
VIZIO SB36512-F6

Model

HW-T550
SB36512-F6

Brand

Samsung
VIZIO

Reviews

2901
150

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

volume down, volume up, power, source
power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.1
5.1.2

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

320 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
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

1/1
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

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital

DTS:X

DTS (other)

DTS Virtual:X
has not

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

83.8 x 5 x 7.6/33.9 x 2.2 x 3.3
91.4 x 6.3 x 8.1/36 x 2.5 x 3.1

Weight, kg/pounds

1.8/4.6
2.5/5.6

Other

Release year

2020
2018
Samsung HW-T550
VIZIO SB36512-F6
Samsung HW-T550
VIZIO SB36512-F6

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 4.5
  • 7.4
  • 4.5Samsung HW-T550
  • 7.4VIZIO SB36512-F6

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

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