Dayton Audio BS36 vs VIZIO SB4451-C0 review

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Rating 5 5
Dayton Audio BS36
vs
VIZIO SB4451-C0

l would like to share my experience after comparing and testing two soundbars – Dayton Audio BS36 vs VIZIO SB4451-C0. The Dayton Audio BS36 was rated 4.5, while the VIZIO SB4451-C0 has a rating 6.4.

Audio features

Soundbars have different amplification type - passive versus active respectively to devices. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that BS36 has 3.0 and SB4451-C0 has 5.1. The built-in subwoofer is not implemented in any of these models. Rate 5 out of 10 received the Dayton Audio BS36 for audio features and specs, but the VIZIO SB4451-C0 received 8 out of 10. Google Play Music service is only in the SB4451-C0. The SB4451-C0 can play audio from Spotify.

Connectivity

Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the SB4451-C0. Bluetooth support integrated in the SB4451-C0. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) is implemented only in the SB4451-C0. We rated the connectivity of the BS36 at 4 out of 10, while the SB4451-C0 was rated 8/10.

Features

The manufacturer of the SB4451-C0 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 BS36 or SB4451-C0. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. DTS Virtual:X technology not supported by any of the soundbars in this review.

Advantages VIZIO SB4451-C0 over Dayton Audio BS36

  • Google Play Music compatible
  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Spotify support
  • WI-FI enabled
  • Bluetooth enabled
  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support
  • App control

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Dayton Audio BS36
4.5
VIZIO SB4451-C0
6.4
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9
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5
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Common

Product

Dayton Audio BS36
VIZIO SB4451-C0

Model

BS36
SB4451-C0

Brand

Dayton Audio
VIZIO

Reviews

53
118

General

Placement type

table-top, wall-mountable
table-top, wall-mountable

Connection to source

wired
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

has not
power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.0
5.1

Amplification type

passive
active

Output power, W

Separate speaker (in package)

0
2

Separate speaker connections

wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

0
1

Separate subwoofer connections

has not
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
VIZIO SmartCast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
1

NFC

HDMI input/output

0/0
1/0

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

0/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
1/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

3/0
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 Digital

Dolby Pro Logic II

DTS:X

DTS Virtual:X

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

93.1 x 10.1 x 10.1/37 x 4.2 x 4.8
111.7 x 7.6 x 7.6/44 x 3 x 3

Weight, kg/pounds

5.9/13.4
4.5/10.8
Dayton Audio BS36
VIZIO SB4451-C0
Dayton Audio BS36
VIZIO SB4451-C0

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 4.5
  • 6.4
  • 4.5Dayton Audio BS36
  • 6.4VIZIO SB4451-C0

The VIZIO SB4451-C0 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check VIZIO SB4451-C0 price