VIZIO SB3820-C6 vs Samsung HW-M360/ZA review

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Rating 5 5
VIZIO SB3820-C6
vs
Samsung HW-M360/ZA

The VIZIO SB3820-C6 vs Samsung HW-M360/ZA 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/ZA has a rating 5.6. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up for the SB3820-C6 and volume down, volume up, power, input for the HW-M360/ZA.

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/ZA 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/ZA received 7 out of 10. Google Play Music service is only in the HW-M360/ZA. The HW-M360/ZA can play audio from 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/ZA 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/ZA 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/ZA. 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/ZA

Model

SB3820-C6
HW-M360/ZA

Brand

VIZIO
Samsung

Reviews

1375
763

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
volume down, volume up, power, 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)

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
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

1/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

1/0
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

96.7 x 7.6 x 7.6/38.1 x 3 x 3
88.9 x 5.1 x 5.8/35.7 x 2.1 x 2.7

Weight, kg/pounds

2.6/5.7
1.4/3.3
VIZIO SB3820-C6
Samsung HW-M360/ZA
VIZIO SB3820-C6
Samsung HW-M360/ZA

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 4.6
  • 5.6
  • 4.6VIZIO SB3820-C6
  • 5.6Samsung HW-M360/ZA

The Samsung HW-M360/ZA is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Samsung HW-M360/ZA price