l would like to share my experience after comparing and testing two soundbars – VIZIO SB3821-C6 vs Samsung HW-R450. The VIZIO SB3821-C6 was rated 4.5, while the Samsung HW-R450 has a rating 4. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up for the SB3821-C6 and volume down, volume up, power, source for the HW-R450.
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 Samsung HW-R450 received 6 out of 10.
Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. 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. Neither the SB3821-C6 nor HW-R450 has the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the SB3821-C6 at 6 out of 10, while the HW-R450 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 HW-R450. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The SB3821-C6 was rated 5/10, while the HW-R450 received a mark of 4/10 for multichannel surround.