VIZIO SB36512-F6 vs LG SN5Y review

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VIZIO SB36512-F6 vs LG SN5Y comparison chart

VIZIO SB36512-F6 vs LG SN5Y review

VIZIO SB36512-F6
vs
LG SN5Y

If you have already decided that you want to buy a new soundbar, but still don’t know what exactly you want, the VIZIO SB36512-F6 vs LG SN5Y comparison is here to offer you two decent solutions. The VIZIO SB36512-F6 was rated 7.4, while the LG SN5Y has a rating 6. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up for the SB36512-F6 and power, volume down, volume up, function for the SN5Y.

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 SN5Y has 2.1. 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. Rate 8 out of 10 received the VIZIO SB36512-F6 for audio features and specs, but the LG SN5Y received 6 out of 10.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. The SB36512-F6 can play audio from Spotify.

Connectivity

Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the SB36512-F6. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs in the VIZIO SB36512-F6 versus 1/1 HDMIs in the LG SN5Y. As in the SB36512-F6, so in the SN5Y 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. Each of the soundbars can be controlled using the application. The LG SN5Y 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. The SB36512-F6 was rated 7/10, while the SN5Y received a mark of 5/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages VIZIO SB36512-F6 over LG SN5Y

  • Spotify support
  • WI-FI enabled
  • Multi-room support
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos

Advantages LG SN5Y over VIZIO SB36512-F6

  • Microphone
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Common

Product

VIZIO SB36512-F6
LG SN5Y

Model

SB36512-F6
SN5Y

Brand

VIZIO
LG

Reviews

150
141

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, volume down, volume up, function

Audio features

Built-in channels

5.1.2
2.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

400 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

2
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, TIDAL, VIZIO SmartCast, Chromecast
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/0
1/1

HDMI ARC

HDMI eARC

HDMI CEC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
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
0

Features

Voice control

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
DTS Digital Surround, 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
88.9 x 5 x 7.6/35 x 2.2 x 3.4

Weight, kg/pounds

2.5/5.6
2.2/5.2

Other

Release year

2018
2020
VIZIO SB36512-F6
LG SN5Y
VIZIO SB36512-F6
LG SN5Y

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.4
  • 6
  • 7.4VIZIO SB36512-F6
  • 6LG SN5Y

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

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