Denon HEOS BAR vs VIZIO SB3820-C6 review

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Rating 5 5
Denon HEOS BAR
vs
VIZIO SB3820-C6

The Denon HEOS BAR vs VIZIO SB3820-C6 comparison proves that these soundbars have many common features. Based on our rating, HEOS BAR has a total rating of 7 out of 10 versus 4.6 for SB3820-C6. The competitors' control buttons are different: volume down, volume up, sound off and power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up, respectively.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Denon HEOS BAR has 3.0 versus 2.0 for the VIZIO SB3820-C6. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. The Denon HEOS BAR got our rating of 6 out of 10, and the VIZIO SB3820-C6 5 for its audio features and specs.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Both models do not support Google Play Music. Spotify support is available on the HEOS BAR.

Connectivity

Both models do not have WI-FI support. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Only the HEOS BAR supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, the HEOS BAR received a rating of 7/10 versus 6/10, respectively. App control is available in every soundbar. A built-in microphone is present only on the HEOS BAR. Multi-room is only available for the Denon HEOS BAR.

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. For multichannel surround Denon HEOS BAR got a rating of 4, and VIZIO SB3820-C6 2 out of 10.

Advantages Denon HEOS BAR over VIZIO SB3820-C6

  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Spotify support
  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support
  • Microphone
  • Multi-room support

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Denon HEOS BAR
7
VIZIO SB3820-C6
4.6
10
6
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Common

Product

Denon HEOS BAR
VIZIO SB3820-C6

Model

HEOS BAR
SB3820-C6

Brand

Denon
VIZIO

Reviews

20
2037

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

volume down, volume up, sound off
power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.0
2.0

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

0
0

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
has not

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, Deezer, TIDAL, Napster, SiriusXM, iHeart
TIDAL, VIZIO SmartCast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

4/1
0/0

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
1/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

1/0
1/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant

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

109.8 x 7.1 x 14.7/43.3 x 2.8 x 5.8
96.7 x 7.6 x 7.6/38.1 x 3 x 3

Weight, kg/pounds

4.8/10.5
2.6/5.7
Denon HEOS BAR
VIZIO SB3820-C6
Denon HEOS BAR
VIZIO SB3820-C6

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7
  • 4.6
  • 7Denon HEOS BAR
  • 4.6VIZIO SB3820-C6

The Denon HEOS BAR is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Denon HEOS BAR price