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Vizio SB46514-F6 Review

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The Vizio SB46514 F6 is a great sounding pick for its mid-range price, as it offers the kind of stellar Dolby Atmos performance found in higher-end options for an immersive surround sound experience, accurate audio reproduction, plus a thumpy bass.

$399.99

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Product Snapshot

Overview

The Vizio SB46514 F6 is a mid-range, 5.1.4-channel soundbar first released in 2018. It ships with a subwoofer and two satellite speakers, so it can project sound all around the owner.

The subwoofer delivers a deep, bass-heavy sound, and its wide soundstage creates the illusion that audio is projected from different directions.

It also supports audio formats such as Dolby Atmos, Dolby Digital, and Dolby Digital Plus, which is common among the best speakers in the industry.

The sound system has a good selection of ports for wired connections, as it features one Optical Audio In port, three HDMI ports, an AUX port, and an Ethernet port.

Its wireless connectivity is also great since owners will be able to stream audio through Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and Chromecast. The best soundbars are capable of all this, but they also support Apple AirPlay, which the SB46514 does not.

Best For

  • Large Rooms

Consensus

our Verdict

The Vizio SB 46515 F6 is a 5.1.4 channel soundbar that accurately reproduces audio regardless of content and delivers an immersive listening experience when movie-watching thanks to Atmos support and dedicated surround sound speakers.

The low-range bass output is thumpy, and in terms of wireless connectivity, the F6 offers reliable Bluetooth, WiFi, and Chromecast streaming. Also, with a low tested latency of 63ms (over ARC), 89ms (over Optical), and (67ms) over Full HDMI, its audio-visual content stays in sync.

Despite lacking voice assistant support, the F6 has an impressive port selection for many wired connections, with an Optical Audio In, an HDMI ARC, an HDMI out, a Full HDMI In, a 3.5mm Aux port, a USB port, and an Ethernet port.

ReasonS to Buy

  • Room-filling, high-quality sound
  • Satisfying low-range bass output
  • Great wireless connectivity
  • Low latency for in-sync audio-visuals
  • Dolby Atmos support facilitates Immersive and dynamic soundscapes
  • Easy to setup
  • Good port selection
  • Compact rear satellites

Reason to Avoid

  • Sound distorts at loud volume

Vizio SB46514-F6 Specs

Bluetooth EnabledBluetooth EnabledYes
DepthDepth2.53"
Dialogue Enhancement FeatureDialogue Enhancement FeatureNo
Energy Star CertifiedEnergy Star CertifiedYes
Equalizer SettingsBasic
HDMI ARCHDMI ARCYes
HeightHeight3.33"
Number of Audio ChannelsNumber of Audio Channels5.1.4
SubwooferSubwooferIncluded
Surround Sound SupportedSurround Sound SupportedDolby Atmos, DTS Virtual:X
Voice AssistantVoice AssistantNo
Wall MountableWall MountableYes
WeightWeight7.2 lbs
WidthWidth46"
Wireless ConnectivityWireless ConnectivityBluetooth, Wi-Fi
Wireless Subwoofer ConnectivityWireless Subwoofer ConnectivityYes
Works WithWorks WithGoogle Assistant

All Specs

Test Results

Low End Roll Off (Hz)62.586
High End Roll Off (Hz)5,583.399
Max Volume Test (db)96.7
Latency (ms)63
THD @ 80dB0.59

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Market Context

The Vizio SB46514 F6 is a mid-range, 5.1.4-channel soundbar first released in 2018. It ships with a subwoofer and two satellite speakers, so it can…

The Vizio SB46514 F6 is a mid-range, 5.1.4-channel soundbar first released in 2018. It ships with a subwoofer and two satellite speakers, so it can project sound all around the owner.

The subwoofer delivers a deep, bass-heavy sound, and its wide soundstage creates the illusion that audio is projected from different directions.

It also supports audio formats such as Dolby Atmos, Dolby Digital, and Dolby Digital Plus, which is common among the best speakers in the industry.

The sound system has a good selection of ports for wired connections, as it features one Optical Audio In port, three HDMI ports, an AUX port, and an Ethernet port.

Its wireless connectivity is also great since owners will be able to stream audio through Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and Chromecast. The best soundbars are capable of all this, but they also support Apple AirPlay, which the SB46514 does not.

The Vizio SB46514 F6 has better surround sound performance than the Vizio M512a H6, because the F6 is a 5.1.4-channel setup, while the H6 is…

The Vizio SB46514 F6 has better surround sound performance than the Vizio M512a H6, because the F6 is a 5.1.4-channel setup, while the H6 is a 5.1.2-channel sound system. The F6 also has better wireless connectivity since it can be used to stream content through Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and Chromecast, compared to the H6, which only allows for Bluetooth streaming.

The Vizio SB46514 F6 ships with two satellite speakers and a subwoofer, unlike the Sonos Arc, which only comes as a soundbar. However, the Sonos…

The Vizio SB46514 F6 ships with two satellite speakers and a subwoofer, unlike the Sonos Arc, which only comes as a soundbar. However, the Sonos Arc has unique features such as room correction and dialogue enhancement, settings that are missing on the Vizio SB46514 F6. Also worth noting is that the Vizio SB46514 F6 has better port selection than the Sonos Arc.

The Vizio SB46514 F6 has two additional up-firing speakers that are not available on the Vizio SB36512 F6, and as a result, the SB46514 F6…

The Vizio SB46514 F6 has two additional up-firing speakers that are not available on the Vizio SB36512 F6, and as a result, the SB46514 F6 has better surround sound performance than the SB36512 F6. You can see what else the Vizio SB36512 F6 has to offer by going through our Vizio SB36512 F6 review.

Bluetooth Enabled

Yes

Yes

No

Depth

2.53"

3.54"

4.56"

Dialogue Enhancement Feature

No

No

Yes

Energy Star Certified

Yes

No

No

Equalizer Settings

Basic

Basic

n/a

HDMI ARC

Yes

Yes

Yes

Height

3.33"

2.24"

3.43"

Number of Audio Channels

5.1.4

5.1.2

5.0.2

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Score Card

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True Score

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  • Rtings
    103

    Category Trust Rating

    78
    The Vizio SB46514-F6 is good for mixed usage. Its overall performance is good and is… read more

    By:

    Jake Thauvette
  • Techradar
    46.31

    Category Trust Rating

    80
    While it’s a definite step-up in performance compared to Vizio’s 36-inch Atmos Soundbar, the SB46514-F6… read more

    By:

    Nick Pino
  • Home Theater HiFi
    44.94

    Category Trust Rating

    NR
    The VIZIO SB46514-F6 delivers incredible performance for just $999.99. It’s well-built, simple to set up… read more

    By:

    Unknown
  • The Master Switch
    53.53

    Category Trust Rating

    80
    Soundbars are a convenient and effective way to improve your TV sound. Until recently, however,… read more

    By:

    Rob Boffard

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