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VIZIO SB36512-F6 vs VIZIO SB4451-C0 review

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Rating 5 5
VIZIO SB36512-F6
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VIZIO SB4451-C0

l would like to share my experience after comparing and testing two soundbars – VIZIO SB36512-F6 vs VIZIO SB4451-C0. The VIZIO SB36512-F6 was rated 7, while the VIZIO SB4451-C0 has a rating 6.4. 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 SB4451-C0 has 5.1. 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. Audio features and specs of considered models we rated 8 out of 10 in our ranking. Both the SB36512-F6 and the SB4451-C0 have Google Play Music on board. Each of the competitors can play content from Spotify.

Connectivity

Both models have a wireless Wi-Fi interface. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs are in each of soundbars. As in the SB36512-F6, so in the SB4451-C0 there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. The connectivity of each of the models was estimated at 8/10.

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 SB4451-C0 received a mark of 2/10 for multichannel surround.

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Common

Product

VIZIO SB36512-F6
VIZIO SB4451-C0

Model

SB36512-F6
SB4451-C0

Brand

VIZIO
VIZIO

Reviews

58
100

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
5.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

Separate speaker (in package)

2
2

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1
1

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, TIDAL, VIZIO SmartCast, Chromecast
VIZIO SmartCast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
1

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/0
1/0

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
111.7 x 7.6 x 7.6/44 x 3 x 3

Weight, kg/pounds

2.5/5.6
4.5/10.8
VIZIO SB36512-F6
VIZIO SB4451-C0
VIZIO SB36512-F6
VIZIO SB4451-C0

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7
  • 6.4
  • 7VIZIO SB36512-F6
  • 6.4VIZIO SB4451-C0

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