It makes sense comparing VIZIO SB3821-C6 vs Samsung HW-N850 because they both are able to give some premium features. Based on our rating, SB3821-C6 has a total rating of 4.5 out of 10 versus 7.2 for HW-N850. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up and power, input, volume down, volume up, respectively.
Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the VIZIO SB3821-C6 has 2.1 versus 5.1.2 for the Samsung HW-N850. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. The VIZIO SB3821-C6 got our rating of 5 out of 10, and the Samsung HW-N850 7 for its audio features and specs. Only the HW-N850 supports Google Play Music. Spotify support is available on the HW-N850.
Only the Samsung HW-N850 can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Only the HW-N850 supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, the SB3821-C6 received a rating of 6/10 versus 7/10, respectively. App control is available for the HW-N850. None of the models under consideration have a built-in microphone. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.
Only the HW-N850 has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the HW-N850. Compared devices do not have DTS Virtual:X support. For multichannel surround VIZIO SB3821-C6 got a rating of 2, and Samsung HW-N850 7 out of 10.
The Samsung HW-N850 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Samsung HW-N850 price