VIZIO SB36512-F6 vs VIZIO SB3621n-F8M review

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VIZIO SB36512-F6
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VIZIO SB3621n-F8M

In this article, we will talk about VIZIO SB36512-F6 vs VIZIO SB3621n-F8M comparison. The VIZIO SB36512-F6 was rated 7, while the VIZIO SB3621n-F8M has a rating 4.6. Soundbars have the same set of buttons - power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that SB36512-F6 has 5.1.2 and SB3621n-F8M has 2.1. 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 8 out of 10 received the VIZIO SB36512-F6 for audio features and specs, but the VIZIO SB3621n-F8M received 6 out of 10.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Google Play Music service is only in the SB36512-F6. 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. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) is implemented only in the SB36512-F6. We rated the connectivity of the SB36512-F6 at 8 out of 10, while the SB3621n-F8M was rated 4/10.

Features

Each of the soundbars can be controlled using the 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. DTS Virtual:X technology not supported by any of the soundbars in this review. The SB36512-F6 was rated 5/10, while the SB3621n-F8M received a mark of 2/10 for multichannel surround.

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Common

Product

VIZIO SB36512-F6
VIZIO SB3621n-F8M

Model

SB36512-F6
SB3621n-F8M

Brand

VIZIO
VIZIO

Reviews

58
702

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
power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up

Audio features

Built-in channels

5.1.2
2.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

Separate speaker (in package)

2
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1
1

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, TIDAL, VIZIO SmartCast, Chromecast
VIZIO SmartCast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/0
0/0

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

1/0
1/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

1/0
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 Digital

Dolby Pro Logic II

DTS:X

DTS Virtual:X

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
91.4 x 5.1 x 7.6/36 x 2.1 x 3.2

Weight, kg/pounds

2.5/5.6
2.9/4.4
VIZIO SB36512-F6
VIZIO SB3621n-F8M
VIZIO SB36512-F6
VIZIO SB3621n-F8M

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7
  • 4.6
  • 7VIZIO SB36512-F6
  • 4.6VIZIO SB3621n-F8M

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