Bose Solo 5 vs VIZIO SB3821-C6 review

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Rating 5 5
Bose Solo 5
vs
VIZIO SB3821-C6

l would like to share my experience after comparing and testing two soundbars – Bose Solo 5 vs VIZIO SB3821-C6. The Bose Solo 5 was rated 4, while the VIZIO SB3821-C6 has a rating 4.5.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that Solo 5 has 2.0 and SB3821-C6 has 2.1. 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 Solo 5 nor SB3821-C6 has the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). We rated the connectivity of the Solo 5 at 3 out of 10, while the SB3821-C6 was rated 6/10.

Features

The manufacturer of the Solo 5 provides a device control 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 Solo 5 or SB3821-C6. 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

Bose Solo 5
VIZIO SB3821-C6

Model

Solo 5
SB3821-C6

Brand

Bose
VIZIO

Reviews

4179
6426

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

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

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.0
2.1

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
1

Separate subwoofer connections

has not
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
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)

0/0
1/0

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

21.6 x 2.8 x 3.4/54.9 x7 x 8.6
96.5 x 7.6 x 7.6/38 x 3 x 3

Weight, kg/pounds

1.7/3.7
2.6/5.8
Bose Solo 5
VIZIO SB3821-C6
Bose Solo 5
VIZIO SB3821-C6

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 4
  • 4.5
  • 4Bose Solo 5
  • 4.5VIZIO SB3821-C6

The VIZIO SB3821-C6 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check VIZIO SB3821-C6 price