VIZIO SB3621n-F8M vs VIZIO SB3821-C6 review

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

VIZIO SB3621n-F8M vs VIZIO SB3821-C6 comparison chart

Overall
VIZIO SB3621n-F8M
4.6
VIZIO SB3821-C6
4.5
4
5

VIZIO SB3621n-F8M vs VIZIO SB3821-C6 review

VIZIO SB3621n-F8M
vs
VIZIO SB3821-C6

l would like to share my experience after comparing and testing two soundbars – VIZIO SB3621n-F8M vs VIZIO SB3821-C6. The VIZIO SB3621n-F8M was rated 4.6, 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 6 out of 10 received the VIZIO SB3621n-F8M for audio features and specs, but the VIZIO SB3821-C6 received 5 out of 10.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. 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. Neither the SB3621n-F8M nor SB3821-C6 has the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). We rated the connectivity of the SB3621n-F8M at 4 out of 10, while the SB3821-C6 was rated 6/10.

Features

The manufacturer of the SB3621n-F8M provides a device control application. 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 SB3621n-F8M or SB3821-C6. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The SB3621n-F8M was rated 4/10, while the SB3821-C6 received a mark of 5/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages VIZIO SB3621n-F8M over VIZIO SB3821-C6

  • App control
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Common

Product

VIZIO SB3621n-F8M
VIZIO SB3821-C6

Model

SB3621n-F8M
SB3821-C6

Brand

VIZIO
VIZIO

Reviews

639
8357

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

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

has not
has not

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

VIZIO SmartCast
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

0/0
0/0

HDMI ARC

HDMI eARC

HDMI CEC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

1/0
1/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

1/0
1/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital

DTS:X

DTS (other)

has not
DTS TruSurround

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

91.4 x 5.1 x 7.6/36 x 2.1 x 3.2
96.5 x 7.6 x 7.6/38 x 3 x 3

Weight, kg/pounds

2.9/4.4
2.6/5.8

Other

Release year

2018
2015
VIZIO SB3621n-F8M
VIZIO SB3821-C6
VIZIO SB3621n-F8M
VIZIO SB3821-C6

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 4.6
  • 4.5
  • 4.6VIZIO SB3621n-F8M
  • 4.5VIZIO SB3821-C6

The VIZIO SB3621n-F8M is better soundbar in this comparison. Check VIZIO SB3621n-F8M price