VIZIO SB3820-C6 vs Samsung HW-Q60R review

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Rating 5 5
VIZIO SB3820-C6
vs
Samsung HW-Q60R

An affordable soundbar is always a good option to consider, so VIZIO SB3820-C6 vs Samsung HW-Q60R comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, SB3820-C6 has a total rating of 4.6 out of 10 versus 4.4 for HW-Q60R. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up and power, volume down, volume up, source, respectively.

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 5.1 for the Samsung HW-Q60R. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. The VIZIO SB3820-C6 got our rating of 5 out of 10, and the Samsung HW-Q60R 8 for its 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. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Only the HW-Q60R supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, each of the soundbars received a rating of 6/10.

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. For multichannel surround VIZIO SB3820-C6 got a rating of 2, and Samsung HW-Q60R 4 out of 10.

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
VIZIO SB3820-C6
4.6
Samsung HW-Q60R
4.4
6
4
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Common

Product

VIZIO SB3820-C6
Samsung HW-Q60R

Model

SB3820-C6
HW-Q60R

Brand

VIZIO
Samsung

Reviews

2037
1014

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, source

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.0
5.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

360 (overall)

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
110 x 5.8 x 9.9/43.3 x 2.3 x 3.9

Weight, kg/pounds

2.6/5.7
3.5/7.9
VIZIO SB3820-C6
Samsung HW-Q60R
VIZIO SB3820-C6
Samsung HW-Q60R

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 4.6
  • 4.4
  • 4.6VIZIO SB3820-C6
  • 4.4Samsung HW-Q60R

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