I had a chance to test and compare two models: VIZIO SB46514-F6 vs LG SK1 and this review should help people who are looking for a good soundbar. The VIZIO SB46514-F6 was rated 7.6, while the LG SK1 has a rating 4.5.
Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that SB46514-F6 has 5.1.4 and SK1 has 2.0. The built-in subwoofer is not implemented in any of these models. Rate 7 out of 10 received the VIZIO SB46514-F6 for audio features and specs, but the LG SK1 received 5 out of 10. The units in this comparison do not support Spotify.
Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the SB46514-F6. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) is implemented only in the SB46514-F6. Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the SB46514-F6 at 8 out of 10, while the SK1 was rated 6/10. The manufacturer of the SB46514-F6 provides a device control application. The VIZIO SB46514-F6 equipped with a microphone. The VIZIO SB46514-F6 may become part of a multiroom system.
Dolby Atmos audio decoder is onboard the SB46514-F6. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The SB46514-F6 was rated 7/10, while the SK1 received a mark of 4/10 for multichannel surround.