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.
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.
Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Only the SB36512-F6 supports Google Play Music. 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. 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. 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.
The VIZIO SB36512-F6 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check VIZIO SB36512-F6 price