VIZIO SB36512-F6 vs Bose Smart Soundbar 300 review

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

VIZIO SB36512-F6 vs Bose Smart Soundbar 300 comparison chart

Overall
VIZIO SB36512-F6
7.4
Bose Smart Soundbar 300
7.6
7
10

VIZIO SB36512-F6 vs Bose Smart Soundbar 300 review

VIZIO SB36512-F6
vs
Bose Smart Soundbar 300

The VIZIO SB36512-F6 vs Bose Smart Soundbar 300 comparison shows that these models have some important differences and common features. The VIZIO SB36512-F6 was rated 7.4, while the Bose Smart Soundbar 300 has a rating 7.6. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up for the SB36512-F6 and microphone, action for the Smart Soundbar 300.

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 Smart Soundbar 300 has 3.0. The built-in subwoofer is not implemented in any of these models. An external subwoofer connects to the SB36512-F6 via wireless, but Smart Soundbar 300 has wired and wireless connection type. Rate 8 out of 10 received the VIZIO SB36512-F6 for audio features and specs, but the Bose Smart Soundbar 300 received 5 out of 10. 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 Smart Soundbar 300 there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). The connectivity of each of the models was estimated at 8/10. Each of the soundbars can be controlled using the application. The Bose Smart Soundbar 300 equipped with a microphone. The models under consideration can 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. The SB36512-F6 was rated 7/10, while the Smart Soundbar 300 received a mark of 4/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages VIZIO SB36512-F6 over Bose Smart Soundbar 300

  • Separate subwoofer in package
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos

Advantages Bose Smart Soundbar 300 over VIZIO SB36512-F6

  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Microphone
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Common

Product

VIZIO SB36512-F6
Bose Smart Soundbar 300

Model

SB36512-F6
Smart Soundbar 300

Brand

VIZIO
Bose

Reviews

150
79

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
microphone, action

Audio features

Built-in channels

5.1.2
3.0

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

Separate speaker (in package)

2
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wired, wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay 2

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

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

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/0
1/0

HDMI ARC

HDMI eARC

HDMI CEC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

1/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

1/0
0/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
1

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital

DTS:X

DTS (other)

has not
has not

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
66 x 5 x 10.1/26.5 x 2.2 x 4

Weight, kg/pounds

2.5/5.6
3.6/8

Other

Release year

2018
2020
VIZIO SB36512-F6
Bose Smart Soundbar 300
VIZIO SB36512-F6
Bose Smart Soundbar 300

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.4
  • 7.6
  • 7.4VIZIO SB36512-F6
  • 7.6Bose Smart Soundbar 300

The Bose Smart Soundbar 300 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Bose Smart Soundbar 300 price

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