Bose TV Speaker vs VIZIO M512a-H6 review

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Bose TV Speaker vs VIZIO M512a-H6 comparison chart

Bose TV Speaker vs VIZIO M512a-H6 review

Bose TV Speaker
vs
VIZIO M512a-H6

I had a chance to test and compare two models: Bose TV Speaker vs VIZIO M512a-H6 and this review should help people who are looking for a good soundbar. The Bose TV Speaker was rated 5, while the VIZIO M512a-H6 has a rating 5.6.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that TV Speaker has 3.0 and M512a-H6 has 5.1.2. The built-in subwoofer is not implemented in any of these models. An external subwoofer connects to the TV Speaker via wired, but M512a-H6 has wireless connection type. Rate 5 out of 10 received the Bose TV Speaker for audio features and specs, but the VIZIO M512a-H6 received 8 out of 10.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. 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. There are 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Bose TV Speaker versus 1/1 HDMIs in the VIZIO M512a-H6. As in the TV Speaker, so in the M512a-H6 there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the TV Speaker at 7 out of 10, while the M512a-H6 was rated 8/10.

Features

None of these soundbars can be controlled using the app. 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 is onboard the M512a-H6. The M512a-H6 can work with surround sound due to DTS:X support. The TV Speaker was rated 4/10, while the M512a-H6 received a mark of 8/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages VIZIO M512a-H6 over Bose TV Speaker

  • Separate subwoofer in package
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X
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Common

Product

Bose TV Speaker
VIZIO M512a-H6

Model

TV Speaker
M512a-H6

Brand

Bose
VIZIO

Reviews

795
0

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

has not
power, source, demo, volume down, volume up

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.0
5.1.2

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

Separate speaker (in package)

0
2

Separate speaker connections

wired
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wired
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/0
1/1

HDMI ARC

HDMI eARC

HDMI CEC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

1/0
0/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

1
0

Features

Voice control

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital

DTS:X

DTS (other)

has not

User manual

Manual

N/A

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

58.4 x 5 x 10.1/23.4 x 2.2 x 4
101.6x6.8x10.3/40x2.6x4

Weight, kg/pounds

3.1/7.7
5.2/11.5

Other

Release year

2020
2022
Bose TV Speaker
VIZIO M512a-H6
Bose TV Speaker
VIZIO M512a-H6

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5
  • 5.6
  • 5Bose TV Speaker
  • 5.6VIZIO M512a-H6

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