VIZIO SB3820-C6 vs Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50 review

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5
VIZIO SB3820-C6
vs
Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50

The VIZIO SB3820-C6 vs Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50 comparison shows that these models have some important differences and common features. The VIZIO SB3820-C6 was rated 4.6, while the Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50 has a rating 6.

Audio features

Soundbars have different amplification type - active versus passive respectively to devices. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that SB3820-C6 has 2.0 and Mythos SSA-50 has 5.0. A built-in subwoofer is available only in the Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50. Rate 5 out of 10 received the VIZIO SB3820-C6 for audio features and specs, but the Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50 received 6 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. Bluetooth support integrated in the SB3820-C6. Neither the SB3820-C6 nor Mythos SSA-50 has the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). The connectivity of each of the models was estimated at 6/10.

Features

The manufacturer of the SB3820-C6 provides a device control 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 Mythos SSA-50. 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.

Advantages VIZIO SB3820-C6 over Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50

  • Bluetooth enabled
  • App control

Advantages Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50 over VIZIO SB3820-C6

  • Built-in subwoofer

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
VIZIO SB3820-C6
4.6
Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50
6
4
inapplicable
6
inapplicable
2
inapplicable
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Common

Product

VIZIO SB3820-C6
Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50

Model

SB3820-C6
Mythos SSA-50

Brand

VIZIO
Definitive Technology

Reviews

2037
33

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired

Soundbar buttons

power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up
has not

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.0
5.0

Amplification type

active
passive

Output power, W

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wired

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

0
0

Separate subwoofer connections

has not
has not

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
0/0

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
0/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

1/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

1/0
5/0

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
13.6 x 117.5 x 10.7/5.4 x 46.2 x 4.2

Weight, kg/pounds

2.6/5.7
15.4/34
VIZIO SB3820-C6
Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50
VIZIO SB3820-C6
Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 4.6
  • 6
  • 4.6VIZIO SB3820-C6
  • 6Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50

The Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50 price