I had a chance to test and compare two models: LG SN10YG vs VIZIO SB36512-F6 and this review should help people who are looking for a good soundbar. The LG SN10YG was rated 7.2, while the VIZIO SB36512-F6 has a rating 7.4. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, volume down, volume up, function, play/pause, microphone for the SN10YG and power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up for the SB36512-F6.
Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. By the number of channels, the devices do not differ. 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.
Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. The SB36512-F6 can play audio from Spotify.
Both models have a wireless Wi-Fi interface. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 2/1 HDMI inputs/outputs in the LG SN10YG versus 1/0 HDMIs in the VIZIO SB36512-F6. As in the SN10YG, 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 SN10YG at 9 out of 10, while the SB36512-F6 was rated 8/10. Each of the soundbars can be controlled using the application. The LG SN10YG equipped with a microphone. The VIZIO SB36512-F6 may become part of a multiroom system.
Manufacturers equipped both units with Dolby Atmos audio decoder. The SN10YG can work with surround sound due to DTS:X support. The SN10YG was rated 10/10, while the SB36512-F6 received a mark of 7/10 for multichannel surround.