The Samsung HW-S40T vs VIZIO SB46514-F6 comparison proves that these soundbars have many common features. Based on our rating, HW-S40T has a total rating of 5 out of 10 versus 7.6 for SB46514-F6. The competitors' control buttons are different: volume down, volume up, power, source and power, volume down, volume up, input, Bluetooth, respectively.
Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Samsung HW-S40T has 2.0 versus 5.1.4 for the VIZIO SB46514-F6. Only the Samsung HW-S40T has a built-in subwoofer. The Samsung HW-S40T got our rating of 6 out of 10, and the VIZIO SB46514-F6 7 for its audio features and specs. Spotify support not implemented in both soundbars.
Only the VIZIO SB46514-F6 can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Samsung HW-S40T has 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 1/1 of the VIZIO SB46514-F6. Only the SB46514-F6 supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, the HW-S40T received a rating of 6/10 versus 8/10, respectively. App control is available in every soundbar. A built-in microphone is present only on the SB46514-F6. Multi-room is only available for the VIZIO SB46514-F6.
Only the SB46514-F6 has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. The soundbars do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X. For multichannel surround Samsung HW-S40T got a rating of 5, and VIZIO SB46514-F6 7 out of 10.