LG S95QR vs VIZIO M512a-H6

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S95QR vs M512a-H6 comparison chart

VIZIO M512a-H6
Multichannel surround

LG S95QR vs VIZIO M512a-H6 review

VIZIO M512a-H6

Choosing a soundbar is not an easy task and the LG S95QR vs VIZIO M512a-H6 comparison is meant to help you with that. As a result, it is clear that S95QR is much better designed and has a better sound performance than M512a-H6. According to the results of our comparison, S95QR received 8.8 points out of 10 possible, and M512a-H6 was rated 5.6 points.

Advantages LG S95QR over VIZIO M512a-H6

  • Available the Apple Music service
  • Available the Amazon Music service
  • Stream music with Spotify
  • Wireless connection via Wi-Fi
  • App for remote control

Advantages VIZIO M512a-H6 over LG S95QR

  • Voice control supports

Audio features

The S95QR is rated 9 of 10 against 8 for the M512a-H6 according to the audio features rating.


It worth understanding the difference between the two types of amplification: a passive soundbar does not have its own amplifier and receives amplification from the signal source, while an active soundbar has a built-in amplifier. The same active type of amplification is used in the S95QR and the M512a-H6.

There are stereo soundbars and multichannel ones. It is with the help of multichannel devices that you can get volumetric sound. It is worth noting one of the main differences, the S95QR has 9.1.5 channels, while the M512a-H6 has 5.1.2 channels.

S95QR M512a-H6
Built-in channels9.
Amplification typeactiveactive
Output power, W520 (overall)N/A
Separate speaker (in package)22
Separate speaker connectionswirelesswireless


Soundbars can have a built-in or external subwoofer. The first type is inseparable from the soundbar body, but for the second, you can choose a good location for deep bass. Both reviewed devices are equipped with an external subwoofer. Competitors support wireless connection to a separate external subwoofer.

S95QR M512a-H6
Built-in subwoofer
Separate subwoofer (in package)
Separate subwoofer connectionswirelesswireless

Multichannel surround

Unlike stereo, when reproducing multichannel sound, each specific direction of sound corresponds to its dedicated channel with a separate independent loudspeaker, which creates a three-dimensional sound stage. The S95QR received rating 10 out of 10 for multichannel audio processing, but the M512a-H6, in the same category, earned 8 out of 10 points.


The peculiarity of Dolby Atmos is that this format is object-oriented, that is, each object of the audio signal is sounded separately and linked to its spatial location. If we consider the models in terms of support for Dolby Atmos, then both soundbars can work with this technology.

DTS:X is an algorithm for processing sound scenes by the processor, linking directly to objects, rather than channels, and calculating the optimal distribution of sound output in a room. This ability to reproduce surround sound with DTS:X technology is included in each of these soundbars.

S95QR M512a-H6
Dolby Atmos
Dolby (other)Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus
DTS (other)DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS-HD High Resolution Audio, DTS Digital Surround

Streaming services

The possibility to listen online to millions of songs from one device has become a reality thanks to streaming services.


The popular Spotify service is available on the S95QR.

S95QR M512a-H6
Apple Music (AirPlay)
Amazon Music
Other streaming servicesPandora, SoundCloudhas not


The existence of a sufficient number of current connectors significantly expands the functionality of the device. For example, only through HDMI is it possible to implement the transfer of object-oriented formats, and the presence of a Bluetooth connection will allow remote control, etc. The devices received different ratings for connectivity: LG S95QR was rated 9 out of 10, and VIZIO M512a-H6 was rated 8 out of 10.


The presence of Wi-Fi in the soundbar allows you to get rid of wires when connected to a sound source and get minimal audio latency when playing content from streaming services. Wireless connection via Wi-Fi is possible on the S95QR.

Bluetooth connection is now one of the main communication protocols for speaker systems, which provides excellent quality and minimal audio latency. The availability of Bluetooth protocol, we can see in both models. The S95QR has 2/1 HDMI inputs/outputs, but the M512a-H6 got 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs from the manufacturer.

HDMI ARC is a very usefull technology that creates a two-way communication channel between a TV and another device. This is convenient since there is no need to use optical and other cables in the system. HDMI ARC is basic for both soundbars. Connecting external devices via USB can be done on both models.

S95QR M512a-H6
Ethernet (RJ45)00
HDMI input/output2/11/1
Optical digital input/output1/01/0
USB1 (USB 2.0)1 (USB 2.0)
Coaxial digital input/output0/00/0
Analog audio input/output (RCA)0/00/0
Headphone output00
Subwoofer output00


Voice control is designed to make operating the device more convenient. This allows you to control basic soundbar functions from anywhere in the room.

Proprietary applications allow you to control your soundbars remotely. This is possible both via Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. The S95QR has its own remote control application. None of these soundbars have a built-in microphone.

Some soundbars can be part of a multi-room system and it is an affordable solution for sounding the whole house. However, it is impossible to create a multiroom system based on each of these soundbars.

S95QR M512a-H6
Voice control
App control
Remote control


S95QR M512a-H6
Size (Wx H x D), cm/in119.8x6.3x13.4/47.2x2.5x5.3101.6x6.8x10.3/40x2.6x4
Weight, kg/pounds5.1/11.15.2/11.5
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