VIZIO SB36512-F6 vs Bose Solo 5 review

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5
VIZIO SB36512-F6
vs
Bose Solo 5

The VIZIO SB36512-F6 vs Bose Solo 5 comparison shows that these models have some important differences and common features. The VIZIO SB36512-F6 was rated 7, while the Bose Solo 5 has a rating 4.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that SB36512-F6 has 5.1.2 and Solo 5 has 2.0. The built-in subwoofer is not implemented in any of these models. Rate 8 out of 10 received the VIZIO SB36512-F6 for audio features and specs, but the Bose Solo 5 received 5 out of 10.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Google Play Music service is only in the SB36512-F6. The SB36512-F6 can play audio from Spotify.

Connectivity

Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the SB36512-F6. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) is implemented only in the SB36512-F6. We rated the connectivity of the SB36512-F6 at 8 out of 10, while the Solo 5 was rated 3/10.

Features

Each of the soundbars can be controlled using the application. Soundbars in this review are not equipped with a microphone. The VIZIO SB36512-F6 may become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder is onboard the SB36512-F6. 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.

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Common

Product

VIZIO SB36512-F6
Bose Solo 5

Model

SB36512-F6
Solo 5

Brand

VIZIO
Bose

Reviews

58
2244

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

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

Audio features

Built-in channels

5.1.2
2.0

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

Separate speaker (in package)

2
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1
0

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
has not

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, TIDAL, VIZIO SmartCast, Chromecast
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/0
0/0

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

1/0
1/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

1/0
0/0

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

91.4 x 6.3 x 8.1/36 x 2.5 x 3.1
21.6 x 2.8 x 3.4/54.9 x7 x 8.6

Weight, kg/pounds

2.5/5.6
1.7/3.7
VIZIO SB36512-F6
Bose Solo 5
VIZIO SB36512-F6
Bose Solo 5

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7
  • 4
  • 7VIZIO SB36512-F6
  • 4Bose Solo 5

The VIZIO SB36512-F6 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check VIZIO SB36512-F6 price