VIZIO SB3820-C6 vs Bose Solo 5 review

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Rating 5 5
VIZIO SB3820-C6
vs
Bose Solo 5

The VIZIO SB3820-C6 vs Bose Solo 5 comparison shows that these models have some important differences and common features. The VIZIO SB3820-C6 was rated 4.6, while the Bose Solo 5 has a rating 4.

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. Audio features and specs of considered models we rated 5 out of 10 in our ranking.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Both devices do not have Google Play Music on board. The units in this comparison do not support Spotify.

Connectivity

Both models do not have a wireless Wi-Fi interface. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. Neither the SB3820-C6 nor Solo 5 has the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). We rated the connectivity of the SB3820-C6 at 6 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 models under consideration cannot become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder support is not implemented in either the SB3820-C6 or Solo 5. 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 SB3820-C6
Bose Solo 5

Model

SB3820-C6
Solo 5

Brand

VIZIO
Bose

Reviews

1375
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

2.0
2.0

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

0
0

Separate subwoofer connections

has not
has not

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

TIDAL, VIZIO SmartCast
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

0/0
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

96.7 x 7.6 x 7.6/38.1 x 3 x 3
21.6 x 2.8 x 3.4/54.9 x7 x 8.6

Weight, kg/pounds

2.6/5.7
1.7/3.7
VIZIO SB3820-C6
Bose Solo 5
VIZIO SB3820-C6
Bose Solo 5

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 4.6
  • 4
  • 4.6VIZIO SB3820-C6
  • 4Bose Solo 5

The VIZIO SB3820-C6 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check VIZIO SB3820-C6 price