Bose Soundbar 500 vs VIZIO SB3820-C6 review

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Bose Soundbar 500
vs
VIZIO SB3820-C6

The Bose Soundbar 500 vs VIZIO SB3820-C6 comparison proves that these soundbars have many common features. Based on our rating, Soundbar 500 has a total rating of 7 out of 10 versus 4.6 for SB3820-C6. The competitors' control buttons are different: microphone and power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up, respectively.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Bose Soundbar 500 has 3.0 versus 2.0 for the VIZIO SB3820-C6. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. The Bose Soundbar 500 got our rating of 6 out of 10, and the VIZIO SB3820-C6 5 for its audio features and specs. Both models do not support Google Play Music. Spotify support is available on the Soundbar 500.

Connectivity

Only the Bose Soundbar 500 can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Only the Soundbar 500 supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, the Soundbar 500 received a rating of 8/10 versus 6/10, respectively. App control is available in every soundbar. A built-in microphone is present only on the Soundbar 500. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.

Multichannel surround

Only the Soundbar 500 has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. The soundbars do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X. Compared devices do not have DTS Virtual:X support. For multichannel surround Bose Soundbar 500 got a rating of 4, and VIZIO SB3820-C6 2 out of 10.

Advantages Bose Soundbar 500 over VIZIO SB3820-C6

  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Spotify support
  • WI-FI enabled
  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support
  • Microphone
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Bose Soundbar 500
7
VIZIO SB3820-C6
4.6
8
6
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Common

Product

Bose Soundbar 500
VIZIO SB3820-C6

Model

Soundbar 500
SB3820-C6

Brand

Bose
VIZIO

Reviews

287
2037

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

microphone
power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.0
2.0

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

0
0

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
has not

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay 2

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora,Tuneln, Deezer, iHeart, SiriusXM
TIDAL, VIZIO SmartCast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/0
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

0/0
1/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

0/0
1/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant

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

80 x 4.3 x 10.1/31.5 x 1.7 x 4
96.7 x 7.6 x 7.6/38.1 x 3 x 3

Weight, kg/pounds

3.1/7
2.6/5.7
Bose Soundbar 500
VIZIO SB3820-C6
Bose Soundbar 500
VIZIO SB3820-C6

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7
  • 4.6
  • 7Bose Soundbar 500
  • 4.6VIZIO SB3820-C6

The Bose Soundbar 500 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Bose Soundbar 500 price