Vizio SB3820-C6 Review

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Widely known for their affordable electronic products, Vizio is the brand you go for when you want to make the most use of your money. The Vizio SB3820-C6 is a great example of that, and their ability to throw in Dolby Digital and DTS TruSurround as well as DTS TruVolume shows just how much value you’ll get with it as part of your home theater. The audio system can also play your music through its wireless built-in bluetooth facility, and its deep bass modules will deliver an immersive listening experience. To learn more about what else it has in store, go through our Vizio SB3820-C6 review and also see if it’s the best soundbar you can get within a tight budget.

Why We Like It – Vizio SB3820-C6

If you don’t want to spend more than necessary on a soundbar, then the Vizio SB3820-C6 should be top of your mind. The soundbar boasts a decent 2 channels for sound, can reach up to 100 decibels in loudness, and allows for a subwoofer to deliver that surround sound experience.

Pros
  • Inexpensive
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Well designed
Cons
  • Subwoofer bought separately
  • No display

Performance

Despite the soundbar having only 2 channels, it still manages to convey a room-filling sound. It supports Dolby Digital which gives dimension to the sound, and DTS TruSurround sound to create a solid sound environment. It doesn’t come with 4K connectivity like the Yamaha YAS-108, but the soundbar maintains a high sound quality thanks to less than 1% total harmonic distortion, which basically means you can play music at high volume and still get to hear a clear sound. There’s an option for an additional subwoofer thanks to a subwoofer output, but given the 100 Decibels that the soundbar is able to belt out by itself, you might not really find any need for it.

Design

Just like other soundbars (such as the Sony HT-ST5000), the Vizio SB3820-C6 adopts a sleek and minimalist design, and is wrapped in a black fabric that covers almost all of its entirety. On its rear, the soundbar sports a nice set of digital audio inputs that include 1 analogue stereo rca input and stereo mini jack, 1 coaxial digital audio and 1 optical digital optical input, 1 RCA subwoofer output and 1 USB jack. Its packaging includes the soundbar itself, a remote control, a power adapter, a coaxial audio cable digital audio cable and a stereo rca to 3.5mm audio cable.

Value

A 2 channel sound bar may not sound as exciting as first, but given a chance, this Vizio sound system delivers great sound much to the amazement of sceptics that may shun it due to its low price. If you check it on Amazon com, it retails at about $200, which is far more considerable than the $500 and above you’ll have to cough out for a soundbar from a well established brand.

Vizio SB3820-C6 Wrap Up

If you’ve never owned a sound bar before, we suggest you start out by getting an affordable Vizio sound system, just so that you can see if it’s something that you’d like. The one we’ve discussed in this review won’t cost you that much to start out with, and the opportunity to upgrade to something better will always be there in case you’re not impressed with 2 channel sound.

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Kenn Muguna

Kenn is a writer that's fascinated by all things tech. Having been born curious about how everything works, he spends his time taking things apart to put them back together, and shares what he finds out through writing.

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