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LG SL9YG vs VIZIO SB36512-F6 review

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LG SL9YG
vs
VIZIO SB36512-F6

I had a chance to test and compare two models: LG SL9YG vs VIZIO SB36512-F6 and this review should help people who are looking for a good soundbar. The LG SL9YG was rated 7.4, while the VIZIO SB36512-F6 has a rating 7. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, volume down, volume up, play/pause, microphone for the SL9YG and power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up for the SB36512-F6.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that SL9YG has 4.1.2 and SB36512-F6 has 5.1.2. 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.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Both the SL9YG and the SB36512-F6 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. There are 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs in the LG SL9YG versus 1/0 HDMIs in the VIZIO SB36512-F6. As in the SL9YG, so in the SB36512-F6 there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the SL9YG at 7 out of 10, while the SB36512-F6 was rated 8/10. Each of the soundbars can be controlled using the application. The LG SL9YG equipped with a microphone. The VIZIO SB36512-F6 may become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Manufacturers equipped both units with Dolby Atmos audio decoder. The SL9YG can work with surround sound due to DTS:X support. DTS Virtual:X technology not supported by any of the soundbars in this review. The SL9YG was rated 7/10, while the SB36512-F6 received a mark of 5/10 for multichannel surround.

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Common

Product

LG SL9YG
VIZIO SB36512-F6

Model

SL9YG
SB36512-F6

Brand

LG
VIZIO

Reviews

254
58

General

Placement type

table-top, wall-mountable
table-top, wall-mountable

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

power, volume down, volume up, play/pause, microphone
power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up

Audio features

Built-in channels

4.1.2
5.1.2

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

500 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
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)

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Tuneln, Deezer Chromecast
Pandora, TIDAL, VIZIO SmartCast, Chromecast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
1

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/1
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

0/0
1/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

0/0
1/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

Google Assistant

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

121 x 5.5 x 14.4/48 x 2.2 x 5.7
91.4 x 6.3 x 8.1/36 x 2.5 x 3.1

Weight, kg/pounds

6.3/13.9
2.5/5.6
LG SL9YG
VIZIO SB36512-F6
LG SL9YG
VIZIO SB36512-F6

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.4
  • 7
  • 7.4LG SL9YG
  • 7VIZIO SB36512-F6

The LG SL9YG is better soundbar in this comparison. Check LG SL9YG price