VIZIO SB3820-C6 vs Sony HT-X9000F review

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VIZIO SB3820-C6
vs
Sony HT-X9000F

The VIZIO SB3820-C6 vs Sony HT-X9000F comparison proves that these soundbars have many common features. Based on our rating, SB3820-C6 has a total rating of 4.6 out of 10 versus 6.8 for HT-X9000F. The set of control buttons for competitors is the same and is: power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the VIZIO SB3820-C6 has 2.0 versus 2.1 for the Sony HT-X9000F. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. The VIZIO SB3820-C6 got our rating of 5 out of 10, and the Sony HT-X9000F 7 for its audio features and specs. Only the HT-X9000F supports Google Play Music. Spotify support is available on the HT-X9000F.

Connectivity

Both models do not have WI-FI support. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Only the HT-X9000F supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, the SB3820-C6 received a rating of 6/10 versus 7/10, 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

Only the HT-X9000F has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the HT-X9000F. Compared devices do not have DTS Virtual:X support. For multichannel surround VIZIO SB3820-C6 got a rating of 2, and Sony HT-X9000F 7 out of 10.

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
VIZIO SB3820-C6
4.6
Sony HT-X9000F
6.8
6
4
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Common

Product

VIZIO SB3820-C6
Sony HT-X9000F

Model

SB3820-C6
HT-X9000F

Brand

VIZIO
Sony

Reviews

2037
172

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, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.0
2.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

100

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

0
1

Separate subwoofer connections

has not
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

TIDAL, VIZIO SmartCast
Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

0/0
1/0

HDMI ARC

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
1

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

96.7 x 7.6 x 7.6/38.1 x 3 x 3
93 x 5.8 x 8.5/36.6 x 2.3 x 3.3

Weight, kg/pounds

2.6/5.7
2.5/5
VIZIO SB3820-C6
Sony HT-X9000F
VIZIO SB3820-C6
Sony HT-X9000F

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 4.6
  • 6.8
  • 4.6VIZIO SB3820-C6
  • 6.8Sony HT-X9000F

The Sony HT-X9000F is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Sony HT-X9000F price