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