Samsung HW-Q70T vs VIZIO SB36512-F6

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Rating 5 5

HW-Q70T vs SB36512-F6 comparison chart

Overall
Samsung HW-Q70T
8.2
VIZIO SB36512-F6
7.4
10
7
Multichannel surround
10
7

Samsung HW-Q70T vs VIZIO SB36512-F6 review

Samsung HW-Q70T
vs
VIZIO SB36512-F6

Choosing a soundbar is not an easy task and the Samsung HW-Q70T vs VIZIO SB36512-F6 comparison is meant to help you with that. As a result, it is clear that HW-Q70T is much better designed and has a better sound performance than SB36512-F6. According to the results of our comparison, HW-Q70T received 8.2 points out of 10 possible, and SB36512-F6 was rated 7.4 points.

Advantages Samsung HW-Q70T over VIZIO SB36512-F6

  • Surround sound with DTS:X support
  • Voice control supports
  • Built-in microphone

Advantages VIZIO SB36512-F6 over Samsung HW-Q70T

  • We do not know advantages

Audio features

The HW-Q70T is rated 7 of 10 against 8 for the SB36512-F6 according to the audio features rating.

HW-Q70T
7
SB36512-F6
8

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 HW-Q70T and the SB36512-F6.

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 HW-Q70T has 3.1.2 channels, while the SB36512-F6 has 5.1.2 channels.

HW-Q70T SB36512-F6
Built-in channels3.1.25.1.2
Amplification typeactiveactive
Output power, W330 (overall)N/A
Separate speaker (in package)22
Separate speaker connectionswirelesswireless

Subwoofers

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.

HW-Q70T SB36512-F6
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 HW-Q70T received rating 10 out of 10 for multichannel audio processing, but the SB36512-F6, in the same category, earned 7 out of 10 points.

HW-Q70T
10
SB36512-F6
7

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. The manufacturer has implemented DTS:X technology only in HW-Q70T.

HW-Q70T SB36512-F6
Dolby Atmos
Dolby (other)Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic IIDolby Digital
DTS:X
DTS (other)DTS HDhas not

Streaming services

The possibility to listen online to millions of songs from one device has become a reality thanks to streaming services. For the ability to work with streaming services, the HW-Q70T received 5 points, and the SB36512-F6 - 7 on a 10-point scale.

HW-Q70T
5
SB36512-F6
7

None of the two models is not implemented AirPlay function. The popular Spotify service is available on both soundbars.

HW-Q70T SB36512-F6
Apple Music (AirPlay)
Amazon Music
Spotify
Other streaming serviceshas notPandora, TIDAL, VIZIO SmartCast, Chromecast

Connectivity

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: Samsung HW-Q70T was rated 9 out of 10, and VIZIO SB36512-F6 was rated 8 out of 10.

HW-Q70T
9
SB36512-F6
8

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 both devices.

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 competitors in this comparison has 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs.

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.

HW-Q70T SB36512-F6
WI-FI
Bluetooth
Ethernet (RJ45)01
NFC
HDMI input/output1/01/0
HDMI ARC
HDMI eARC
HDMI CEC
Optical digital input/output1/01/0
USB1 (USB 2.0)1 (USB 2.0)
Coaxial digital input/output0/01/0
Analog audio input/output (RCA)0/01/0
Headphone output00
Subwoofer output00

Features

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 ability to control the soundbar using the application is implemented in each of the competitors. Only Samsung HW-Q70T has 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. It is possible to create a multiroom system based on each of these soundbars.

HW-Q70T SB36512-F6
Voice controlAmazon Alexa
App control
Microphone
Remote control
Multi-room

Dimensions

HW-Q70T SB36512-F6
Size (Wx H x D), cm/in96.5 x 5 x 10.1/38.6 x 2.4 x 4.591.4 x 6.3 x 8.1/36 x 2.5 x 3.1
Weight, kg/pounds3.1/7.72.5/5.6
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