VIZIO SB36512-F6 vs LG SNC4R review

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VIZIO SB36512-F6 vs LG SNC4R review

VIZIO SB36512-F6
vs
LG SNC4R

l would like to share my experience after comparing and testing two soundbars – VIZIO SB36512-F6 vs LG SNC4R. The VIZIO SB36512-F6 was rated 7.4, while the LG SNC4R has a rating 5.2. 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 SNC4R.

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 SNC4R has 4.1. 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 SNC4R received 7 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. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) is implemented only in the SB36512-F6. Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the SB36512-F6 at 8 out of 10, while the SNC4R was rated 6/10.

Features

Each of the soundbars can be controlled using the application. Soundbars in this review are not 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 SNC4R received a mark of 5/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages VIZIO SB36512-F6 over LG SNC4R

  • Spotify support
  • WI-FI enabled
  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support
  • Multi-room support
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
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Common

Product

VIZIO SB36512-F6
LG SNC4R

Model

SB36512-F6
SNC4R

Brand

VIZIO
LG

Reviews

165
9

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
4.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

420 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

2
2

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
0/0

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

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

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
89 x 5 x 7.6/35.1 x 2.3 x 3.4

Weight, kg/pounds

2.5/5.6
2.2/5.2

Other

Release year

2018
2020
VIZIO SB36512-F6
LG SNC4R
VIZIO SB36512-F6
LG SNC4R

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.4
  • 5.2
  • 7.4VIZIO SB36512-F6
  • 5.2LG SNC4R

VIZIO SB36512-F6 competitors

LG SNC4R competitors