Vizio V51-H6 vs Samsung HW-S50A review

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Vizio V51-H6 vs Samsung HW-S50A comparison chart

Vizio V51-H6 vs Samsung HW-S50A review

Vizio V51-H6
Samsung HW-S50A

l would like to share my experience after comparing and testing two soundbars – Vizio V51-H6 vs Samsung HW-S50A. The Vizio V51-H6 was rated 6, while the Samsung HW-S50A has a rating 4.8. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, volume down, volume up, source, Bluetooth for the V51-H6 and power, source, demo, volume down, volume up for the HW-S50A.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that V51-H6 has 5.1 and HW-S50A has 3.0. The built-in subwoofer is not implemented in any of these models. An external subwoofer connects to the V51-H6 via wired and wireless, but HW-S50A has wireless connection type. Rate 7 out of 10 received the Vizio V51-H6 for audio features and specs, but the Samsung HW-S50A received 6 out of 10.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. The units in this comparison do not support Spotify.


Both models do not have a wireless Wi-Fi interface. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. 0/1 HDMI inputs/outputs are in each of soundbars. As in the V51-H6, so in the HW-S50A there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). We rated the connectivity of the V51-H6 at 6 out of 10, while the HW-S50A was rated 8/10. The manufacturer of the V51-H6 provides a device control application. The Vizio V51-H6 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 V51-H6 or HW-S50A. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The V51-H6 was rated 5/10, while the HW-S50A received a mark of 6/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages Vizio V51-H6 over Samsung HW-S50A

  • Separate subwoofer in package
  • App control
  • Microphone
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Vizio V51-H6
Samsung HW-S50A