Dayton Audio BS36 vs VIZIO SB3820-C6 review

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Rating 5 5
Dayton Audio BS36
vs
VIZIO SB3820-C6

The Dayton Audio BS36 vs VIZIO SB3820-C6 comparison proves that these soundbars have many common features. Based on our rating, BS36 has a total rating of 4.5 out of 10 versus 4.6 for SB3820-C6.

Audio features

The Dayton Audio BS36 has the passive amplification type, the VIZIO SB3820-C6 - active. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Dayton Audio BS36 has 3.0 versus 2.0 for the VIZIO SB3820-C6. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Both models received our 5 rating of 10 for their audio features and specs.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Both models do not support Google Play Music. Spotify support not implemented in both soundbars.

Connectivity

Both models do not have WI-FI support. Only the SB3820-C6 has Bluetooth support. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) does not support any one of these models. For connectivity, the BS36 received a rating of 4/10 versus 6/10, respectively.

Features

App control is available for the SB3820-C6. None of the models under consideration have a built-in microphone. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.

Multichannel surround

None of soundbars equipped with Dolby Atmos multichannel audio decoder. The soundbars do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X. Compared devices do not have DTS Virtual:X support.

Advantages VIZIO SB3820-C6 over Dayton Audio BS36

  • Bluetooth enabled
  • App control

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Dayton Audio BS36
4.5
VIZIO SB3820-C6
4.6
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4
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6
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Common

Product

Dayton Audio BS36
VIZIO SB3820-C6

Model

BS36
SB3820-C6

Brand

Dayton Audio
VIZIO

Reviews

53
2037

General

Placement type

table-top, wall-mountable
table-top, wall-mountable

Connection to source

wired
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

has not
power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.0
2.0

Amplification type

passive
active

Output power, W

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

0
0

Separate subwoofer connections

has not
has not

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
TIDAL, VIZIO SmartCast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

0/0
0/0

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

0/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
1/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

3/0
1/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby Digital

Dolby Pro Logic II

DTS:X

DTS Virtual:X

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

93.1 x 10.1 x 10.1/37 x 4.2 x 4.8
96.7 x 7.6 x 7.6/38.1 x 3 x 3

Weight, kg/pounds

5.9/13.4
2.6/5.7
Dayton Audio BS36
VIZIO SB3820-C6
Dayton Audio BS36
VIZIO SB3820-C6

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 4.5
  • 4.6
  • 4.5Dayton Audio BS36
  • 4.6VIZIO SB3820-C6

The VIZIO SB3820-C6 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check VIZIO SB3820-C6 price