If you have already decided that you want to buy a new soundbar, but still don’t know what exactly you want, the VIZIO SB3821-C6 vs LG SN5Y comparison is here to offer you two decent solutions. The VIZIO SB3821-C6 was rated 4.5, while the LG SN5Y has a rating 6. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up for the SB3821-C6 and power, volume down, volume up, function for the SN5Y.
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 LG SN5Y 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. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) is implemented only in the SN5Y. Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the SB3821-C6 at 6 out of 10, while the SN5Y was rated 8/10. The manufacturer of the SN5Y provides a device control application. The LG SN5Y 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 SN5Y. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The same score of 5/10 was put to the soundbars for multichannel surround support.