VIZIO SB36512-F6 vs VIZIO SB3820-C6 review

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Rating 5 5
VIZIO SB36512-F6
vs
VIZIO SB3820-C6

The VIZIO SB36512-F6 vs VIZIO SB3820-C6 comparison proves that these soundbars have many common features. Based on our rating, SB36512-F6 has a total rating of 7 out of 10 versus 4.6 for SB3820-C6. The set of control buttons for competitors is the same and is: power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up.

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 2.0 for the VIZIO SB3820-C6. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. The VIZIO SB36512-F6 got our rating of 8 out of 10, and the VIZIO SB3820-C6 5 for its audio features and specs.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Only the SB36512-F6 supports Google Play Music. 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. 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.

Features

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.

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. Compared devices do not have DTS Virtual:X support. For multichannel surround VIZIO SB36512-F6 got a rating of 5, and VIZIO SB3820-C6 2 out of 10.

Advantages VIZIO SB36512-F6 over VIZIO SB3820-C6

  • Google Play Music compatible
  • Spotify support
  • WI-FI enabled
  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support
  • Multi-room support
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
VIZIO SB36512-F6
7
VIZIO SB3820-C6
4.6
7
6
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Common

Product

VIZIO SB36512-F6
VIZIO SB3820-C6

Model

SB36512-F6
SB3820-C6

Brand

VIZIO
VIZIO

Reviews

112
2037

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
2.0

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
0

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
has not

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, TIDAL, VIZIO SmartCast, Chromecast
TIDAL, 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)
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
96.7 x 7.6 x 7.6/38.1 x 3 x 3

Weight, kg/pounds

2.5/5.6
2.6/5.7
VIZIO SB36512-F6
VIZIO SB3820-C6
VIZIO SB36512-F6
VIZIO SB3820-C6

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
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  • 7
  • 4.6
  • 7VIZIO SB36512-F6
  • 4.6VIZIO SB3820-C6

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