VIZIO SB3820-C6 vs VIZIO SB4451-C0 review

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VIZIO SB3820-C6
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VIZIO SB4451-C0

l would like to share my experience after comparing and testing two soundbars – VIZIO SB3820-C6 vs VIZIO SB4451-C0. The VIZIO SB3820-C6 was rated 4.6, while the VIZIO SB4451-C0 has a rating 6.4. Soundbars have the same set of buttons - power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up.

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 SB4451-C0 has 5.1. 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 VIZIO SB4451-C0 received 8 out of 10. Google Play Music service is only in the SB4451-C0. The SB4451-C0 can play audio from Spotify.

Connectivity

Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the SB4451-C0. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) is implemented only in the SB4451-C0. Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the SB3820-C6 at 6 out of 10, while the SB4451-C0 was rated 8/10.

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 SB4451-C0. 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.

Advantages VIZIO SB4451-C0 over VIZIO SB3820-C6

  • Google Play Music compatible
  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Spotify support
  • WI-FI enabled
  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
VIZIO SB3820-C6
4.6
VIZIO SB4451-C0
6.4
6
5
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Common

Product

VIZIO SB3820-C6
VIZIO SB4451-C0

Model

SB3820-C6
SB4451-C0

Brand

VIZIO
VIZIO

Reviews

2037
111

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
5.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

Separate speaker (in package)

0
2

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
VIZIO SmartCast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
1

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
1/0

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
111.7 x 7.6 x 7.6/44 x 3 x 3

Weight, kg/pounds

2.6/5.7
4.5/10.8
VIZIO SB3820-C6
VIZIO SB4451-C0
VIZIO SB3820-C6
VIZIO SB4451-C0

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 4.6
  • 6.4
  • 4.6VIZIO SB3820-C6
  • 6.4VIZIO SB4451-C0

The VIZIO SB4451-C0 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check VIZIO SB4451-C0 price