VIZIO SB3821-C6 vs Sony HT-S350 review

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Rating 5 5
VIZIO SB3821-C6
vs
Sony HT-S350

I had a chance to test and compare two models: VIZIO SB3821-C6 vs Sony HT-S350 and this review should help people who are looking for a good soundbar. The VIZIO SB3821-C6 was rated 4.5, while the Sony HT-S350 has a rating 5. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up for the SB3821-C6 and power, volume down, volume up, Bluetooth, TV for the HT-S350.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. By the number of channels, the devices do not differ. The built-in subwoofer is not implemented in any of these models. An external subwoofer can be connected to any of the units in this comparison. Rate 5 out of 10 received the VIZIO SB3821-C6 for audio features and specs, but the Sony HT-S350 received 7 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. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) is implemented only in the HT-S350. We rated the connectivity of the SB3821-C6 at 6 out of 10, while the HT-S350 was rated 5/10.

Features

None of these soundbars can be controlled using the app. 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 SB3821-C6 or HT-S350. 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 SB3821-C6 was rated 2/10, while the HT-S350 received a mark of 4/10 for multichannel surround.

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Common

Product

VIZIO SB3821-C6
Sony HT-S350

Model

SB3821-C6
HT-S350

Brand

VIZIO
Sony

Reviews

4009
310

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, Bluetooth, TV

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.1
2.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

85

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1
1

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

0/0
0/1

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

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

96.5 x 7.6 x 7.6/38 x 3 x 3
90 x 6.4 x 8.8/35.5 x 2.6 x 3.5

Weight, kg/pounds

2.6/5.8
2.4/5.4
VIZIO SB3821-C6
Sony HT-S350
VIZIO SB3821-C6
Sony HT-S350

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

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  • worse
  • 4.5
  • 5
  • 4.5VIZIO SB3821-C6
  • 5Sony HT-S350

The Sony HT-S350 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Sony HT-S350 price