Sony HT-X9000F vs VIZIO SB3821-C6 review

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Sony HT-X9000F
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VIZIO SB3821-C6

l would like to share my experience after comparing and testing two soundbars – Sony HT-X9000F vs VIZIO SB3821-C6. The Sony HT-X9000F was rated 6.8, while the VIZIO SB3821-C6 has a rating 4.5. 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. 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 7 out of 10 received the Sony HT-X9000F for audio features and specs, but the VIZIO SB3821-C6 received 5 out of 10. Google Play Music service is only in the HT-X9000F. The HT-X9000F can play audio from 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-X9000F. Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the HT-X9000F at 7 out of 10, while the SB3821-C6 was rated 6/10.

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 is onboard the HT-X9000F. The HT-X9000F can work with surround sound due to DTS:X support. DTS Virtual:X technology not supported by any of the soundbars in this review. The HT-X9000F was rated 7/10, while the SB3821-C6 received a mark of 2/10 for multichannel surround.

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Product

Sony HT-X9000F
VIZIO SB3821-C6

Model

HT-X9000F
SB3821-C6

Brand

Sony
VIZIO

Reviews

117
4009

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

2.1
2.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

100

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1
1

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
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)

1/0
1/0

Headphone output

1
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

93 x 5.8 x 8.5/36.6 x 2.3 x 3.3
96.5 x 7.6 x 7.6/38 x 3 x 3

Weight, kg/pounds

2.5/5
2.6/5.8
Sony HT-X9000F
VIZIO SB3821-C6
Sony HT-X9000F
VIZIO SB3821-C6

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6.8
  • 4.5
  • 6.8Sony HT-X9000F
  • 4.5VIZIO SB3821-C6

The Sony HT-X9000F is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Sony HT-X9000F price