VIZIO SB36512-F6 vs Bose TV Speaker review

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

VIZIO SB36512-F6 vs Bose TV Speaker comparison chart

Overall
VIZIO SB36512-F6
7.4
Bose TV Speaker
5
7
4

VIZIO SB36512-F6 vs Bose TV Speaker review

VIZIO SB36512-F6
vs
Bose TV Speaker

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 Bose TV Speaker comparison is here to offer you two decent solutions. The VIZIO SB36512-F6 was rated 7.4, while the Bose TV Speaker has a rating 5.

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 TV Speaker 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 TV Speaker has wired connection type. Rate 8 out of 10 received the VIZIO SB36512-F6 for audio features and specs, but the Bose TV Speaker received 5 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. 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs are in each of soundbars. As in the SB36512-F6, so in the TV Speaker there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the SB36512-F6 at 8 out of 10, while the TV Speaker was rated 7/10.

Features

The manufacturer of the SB36512-F6 provides a device control 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 TV Speaker received a mark of 4/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages VIZIO SB36512-F6 over Bose TV Speaker

  • Separate subwoofer in package
  • Spotify support
  • WI-FI enabled
  • App control
  • Multi-room support
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
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Common

Product

VIZIO SB36512-F6
Bose TV Speaker

Model

SB36512-F6
TV Speaker

Brand

VIZIO
Bose

Reviews

150
591

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
has not

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
wired

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wired

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
1/0

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
1/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
1

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
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
58.4 x 5 x 10.1/23.4 x 2.2 x 4

Weight, kg/pounds

2.5/5.6
3.1/7.7

Other

Release year

2018
2020
VIZIO SB36512-F6
Bose TV Speaker
VIZIO SB36512-F6
Bose TV Speaker

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.4
  • 5
  • 7.4VIZIO SB36512-F6
  • 5Bose TV Speaker

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

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