The VIZIO SB36512-F6 vs VIZIO SB46514-F6 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 7.6 for SB46514-F6. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up and power, volume down, volume up, input, Bluetooth, respectively.
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 5.1.4 for the VIZIO SB46514-F6. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. Both models received our 8 rating of 10 for their audio features and specs. Only the SB36512-F6 supports Google Play Music. Spotify support is available on the SB36512-F6.
These models have the ability to connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The VIZIO SB36512-F6 has 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 1/1 of the VIZIO SB46514-F6. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, each of the soundbars received a rating of 8/10. App control is available in every soundbar. A built-in microphone is present only on the SB46514-F6. Multi-room is only available for the VIZIO SB36512-F6.
Both devices have support for Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format. The soundbars do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X. The SB46514-F6 supports DTS Virtual:X. For multichannel surround VIZIO SB36512-F6 got a rating of 5, and VIZIO SB46514-F6 7 out of 10.
The VIZIO SB46514-F6 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check VIZIO SB46514-F6 price