Samsung HW-Q60R vs VIZIO SB4451-C0 review

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Samsung HW-Q60R
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VIZIO SB4451-C0

l would like to share my experience after comparing and testing two soundbars – Samsung HW-Q60R vs VIZIO SB4451-C0. The Samsung HW-Q60R was rated 4.4, while the VIZIO SB4451-C0 has a rating 6.4. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, volume down, volume up, source for the HW-Q60R and power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up for the SB4451-C0.

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. Audio features and specs of considered models we rated 8 out of 10 in our ranking. 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. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Samsung HW-Q60R versus 1/0 HDMIs in the VIZIO SB4451-C0. As in the HW-Q60R, so in the SB4451-C0 there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the HW-Q60R at 6 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 HW-Q60R 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. The HW-Q60R was rated 4/10, while the SB4451-C0 received a mark of 2/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages VIZIO SB4451-C0 over Samsung HW-Q60R

  • Google Play Music compatible
  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Spotify support
  • WI-FI enabled
  • App control

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Samsung HW-Q60R
4.4
VIZIO SB4451-C0
6.4
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Common

Product

Samsung HW-Q60R
VIZIO SB4451-C0

Model

HW-Q60R
SB4451-C0

Brand

Samsung
VIZIO

Reviews

1393
118

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

power, volume down, volume up, source
power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up

Audio features

Built-in channels

5.1
5.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

360 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
2

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1
1

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
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

1/1
1/0

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
1/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

0/0
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

110 x 5.8 x 9.9/43.3 x 2.3 x 3.9
111.7 x 7.6 x 7.6/44 x 3 x 3

Weight, kg/pounds

3.5/7.9
4.5/10.8
Samsung HW-Q60R
VIZIO SB4451-C0
Samsung HW-Q60R
VIZIO SB4451-C0

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 4.4
  • 6.4
  • 4.4Samsung HW-Q60R
  • 6.4VIZIO SB4451-C0

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