VIZIO SB3820-C6 vs Samsung HW-M360 review

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5
VIZIO SB3820-C6
vs
Samsung HW-M360

The VIZIO SB3820-C6 vs Samsung HW-M360 comparison shows that these models have some important differences and common features. The VIZIO SB3820-C6 was rated 4.6, while the Samsung HW-M360 has a rating 4.5. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up for the SB3820-C6 and power, volume down, volume up, input for the HW-M360.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that SB3820-C6 has 2.0 and HW-M360 has 2.1. The built-in subwoofer is not implemented in any of these models. Rate 5 out of 10 received the VIZIO SB3820-C6 for audio features and specs, but the Samsung HW-M360 received 7 out of 10.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Both devices do not have Google Play Music on board. The units in this comparison do not support Spotify.

Connectivity

Both models do not have a wireless Wi-Fi interface. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. Neither the SB3820-C6 nor HW-M360 has the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the SB3820-C6 at 6 out of 10, while the HW-M360 was rated 5/10.

Features

Each of the soundbars can be controlled using the application. Soundbars in this review are not equipped with a microphone. The models under consideration cannot become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder support is not implemented in either the SB3820-C6 or HW-M360. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. DTS Virtual:X technology not supported by any of the soundbars in this review. The same score of 2/10 was put to the soundbars for multichannel surround support.

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Common

Product

VIZIO SB3820-C6
Samsung HW-M360

Model

SB3820-C6
HW-M360

Brand

VIZIO
Samsung

Reviews

1375
56

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, input

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

wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

0
1

Separate subwoofer connections

has not
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

TIDAL, VIZIO SmartCast
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

0/0
1/1

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
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 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
90.6 x 5.3 x 6.8/35.7 x 2.1 x 2.7

Weight, kg/pounds

2.6/5.7
1.5/3.3
VIZIO SB3820-C6
Samsung HW-M360
VIZIO SB3820-C6
Samsung HW-M360

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 4.6
  • 4.5
  • 4.6VIZIO SB3820-C6
  • 4.5Samsung HW-M360

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