VIZIO SB3821-C6 vs LG SL5Y review

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Rating 5 5
VIZIO SB3821-C6
vs
LG SL5Y

The present review is aimed to compare two soundbars - VIZIO SB3821-C6 vs LG SL5Y that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema and music lovers. Based on our rating, both soundbars have the same overall rating of 4.5. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up and power, volume down, volume up, function, respectively.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. Soundbars have the same number of channels on 2.1. 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 LG SL5Y 8 for its audio features and specs.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Both models do not support Google Play Music. Spotify support not implemented in both soundbars.

Connectivity

Both models do not have WI-FI support. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Only the SL5Y supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, each of the soundbars received a rating of 6/10.

Features

Compared soundbars have no app control. None of the models under consideration have a built-in microphone. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.

Multichannel surround

None of soundbars equipped with Dolby Atmos multichannel audio decoder. The soundbars do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X. The SL5Y supports DTS Virtual:X. For multichannel surround VIZIO SB3821-C6 got a rating of 2, and LG SL5Y 4 out of 10.

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Common

Product

VIZIO SB3821-C6
LG SL5Y

Model

SB3821-C6
SL5Y

Brand

VIZIO
LG

Reviews

4009
254

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, volume down, volume up, function

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.1
2.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

90

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1
1

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

0/0
1/1

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

1/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

1/0
0/0

Headphone output

0
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

96.5 x 7.6 x 7.6/38 x 3 x 3
89 x 5.5 x 8.6/35. x 2.2 x 3.4

Weight, kg/pounds

2.6/5.8
2.3/5.2
VIZIO SB3821-C6
LG SL5Y
VIZIO SB3821-C6
LG SL5Y

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  • 4.5
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  • 4.5VIZIO SB3821-C6
  • 4.5LG SL5Y

The VIZIO SB3821-C6 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check VIZIO SB3821-C6 price