I had a chance to test and compare two models: VIZIO SB46514-F6 vs Sonos Arc and this review should help people who are looking for a good soundbar. The VIZIO SB46514-F6 was rated 7.6, while the Sonos Arc has a rating 7. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, volume down, volume up, input, Bluetooth for the SB46514-F6 and volume down, volume up, play/pause, microphone for the Arc.
Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. 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 7 out of 10 received the VIZIO SB46514-F6 for audio features and specs, but the Sonos Arc received 5 out of 10.
The VIZIO SB46514-F6 is equipped with AirPlay, but the Sonos Arc has AirPlay 2 on board. The Arc can play audio from Spotify.
Both models have a wireless Wi-Fi interface. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs in the VIZIO SB46514-F6 versus 1/0 HDMIs in the Sonos Arc. As in the SB46514-F6, so in the Arc there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). We rated the connectivity of the SB46514-F6 at 8 out of 10, while the Arc was rated 7/10.
Each of the soundbars can be controlled using the application. The soundbars in this review are equipped with a microphone. The VIZIO SB46514-F6 may become part of a multiroom system.
Manufacturers equipped both units with Dolby Atmos audio decoder. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The SB46514-F6 was rated 7/10, while the Arc received a mark of 4/10 for multichannel surround.