Vizio SB3621 review
The ruler of the spending sound bars
The Good / The Vizio SB3621 offers phenomenal execution for a ultra-spending sound bar with incredible motion picture sound and toe-tapping music playback. The sound bar offers a fair choice of data sources including Bluetooth and will interpret both Dolby and DTS. The sound bar and remote sub highlight brilliant form quality and a consistent setup.
The Bad / The LED show isn’t extremely useful, and the WAV-record just USB port is somewhat abnormal.
The Bottom Line The Vizio SB3621n-E8 is the best stable bar under $300 we have ever heard. On the off chance that you need better TV sound, it’s the new spending benchmark.
You could call it an upset, or you could call it a pattern, however something energizing is occurring at the spending end of home theater. In the past you needed to spend a considerable measure of cash to get incredible execution. In any case, because of brands, for example, Elac, Pioneer and Vizio you don’t need to burn through thousands – you scarcely need to burn through hundreds.
At $150, the Vizio SB3621n-E8’s sound gives a false representation of its smaller size and very moderate cost. We’d have high acclaim for this sound bar framework regardless of whether it was twofold the cost. It’s effectively the best sounding moderate sound bar we’ve heard to date.
There are no “highlights” at all, only a remote subwoofer and Bluetooth, yet at this value you don’t generally require any more than that. Close by Google’s Chromecast Audio, the Vizio SB3621n-E8 is presently a standout amongst other arrangements in home theater. You could even match the two together, attach them to a TCL Roku TV and you have an extremely cool remote gushing AV framework for about $500.
Stand aside Yamaha, JBL, Zvox and Polk: the Vizio SB3621 is currently the go-to sound bar in case you’re paying anything under $300. This is the primary sound bar we’ve ever inspected that earned five stars, and effortlessly merits our Editors’ Choice honor.
36 creeps of nice looking
Given its insane reasonable cost you’d anticipate that something will not be right with the Vizio right? Possibly the sub is made of plywood or the remote appears as though it left a gumball machine. Be that as it may, no, you wouldn’t think about how modest the sound bar depended on its manufacture quality.
Place the Vizio sound bar close by the also estimated JBL Boost TV and there’s no challenge by any stretch of the imagination. The JBL looks reasonable, yet the Vizio bestows a calm feeling of style. As the model number proposes, this is a 36-inch wide stable bar, which is moderately minimal, and its 2.1-inch tallness implies it won’t likely square your remote control from working.
The highest point of the unit includes at least controls. We discovered they could be somewhat slow yet they’re extremely valuable in the event that you lose the remote. At the front of the bar is Vizio’s feared “show:” the volume level check is sufficiently valuable, yet the arrangement of spots it utilizes for input determination are about invulnerable. The remote control is a bit of befuddling as well, yet at any rate it’s an appropriate wand and not a plastic charge card like each other remote at the cost.
The included remote sub doesn’t hold back on quality. It’s a well-assembled dark and silver shoebox that accompanies a ported 5-inch woofer. This unit enables the whole framework to get down to an asserted 50Hz, which is bounty for an arrangement of this size and cost.
To the extent availability the Vizio highlights two advanced data sources – a coaxial and an optical – in addition to USB (for WAV playback and not MP3, oddly) and a 3.5mm jack. The sound bar likewise incorporates Bluetooth network. It will disentangle both the vanilla adaptations of Dolby and DTS Dolby Digital and gives DTS sound modes as opposed to unraveling, which is somewhat irregular.
Getting to know the Vizio SB3621n-E8 was an effortless procedure, for the most part a matter of connecting to the optical computerized link from our Oppo BDP-105 Blu-beam player, tweaking the sound bar/subwoofer adjust with the sub volume control, and changing the bass and treble controls, by means of the remote. We changed those parities now and again as we played one film to the following and with music. The SB3621n-E8 is a snap to utilize.
Lamentably with bass-substantial motion pictures we wound up mindful of the little subwoofer as a different wellspring of sound. In a perfect world the majority of the framework’s sound should appear to originate from the sound bar itself. We put the sub nearer, ideal by the sound bar and that enhanced the mix amongst sub and sound bar to some degree. It wasn’t perfect, yet it was better.
The speaker might be only 36 inches wide, however the SB3621n-E8 anticipated a one end to the other soundstage in the CR listening room. The sound of Vizio’s TruSurround preparing was too brilliant, anyway so we didn’t utilize it much; the plain reproduced encompass mode sounded fine.
The little subwoofer experienced no difficulty relegating profound bass, and when played at direct volume levels bass definition was totally not too bad. Exchange was normally adjusted, and music of all sorts sounded superior to anything we get from sound bars that cost significantly more than the SB3621. We’ve tried an expansive number of sound bars throughout the years, however this one is a distinct advantage, it’s that useful at the cost.
Obviously, we could influence the sub to get into mischief by playing World War II films like “Hacksaw Ridge” extremely boisterous. The sub’s woofer attempted its best to keep up, however the bass thickened and turned sloppy. Cutting back the volume to a to some degree more direct level reestablished the SB3821’s self-control. A short time later the fight scenes’ instinctive progression, blasts and big guns impacts stuffed a pummel that far surpassed what we got notification from the more costly Yamaha YAS-106 and Zvox SB380 sound bar frameworks.
To be reasonable those two ‘bars don’t highlight outside subwoofers, so they couldn’t assemble the low-bass effect of the SB3621, however they were likewise less clear by and large than the Vizio. What’s more, to be extremely reasonable, the Vizio is less expensive than both.
We next played a couple of Radiohead and White Stripes tracks from the “From The Basement” DVD, from the UK unrecorded music TV arrangement. The sound of this 2008 account is completely brilliant, so Radiohead’s many-sided surfaces woke up, and Thom Yorke’s vocals were right on the money. Turning up the warmth with the White Stripes music, the Zvox SB380 smoothed the band’s hard shake control; coming back to the SB3621 brought it back.
When we contrasted the SB3621 and Yamaha’s YAS-106 sound bar with stereo music records of Rosanne Cash’s “The River and The Thread” collection, the SB3621 sounded tonally more slender than the YAS-106. The Yamaha had a more extravagant and hotter adjust, yet sounded a little muted contrasted and the livelier and clearer SB3621. All things considered, we can envision a few audience members may incline toward the YAS-106’s sweeter, more laid-back sound with music and films.
Would it be advisable for you to get it?
In case you’re in this value run for a sound bar, you completely should.
The Vizio SB3621 has a great deal putting it all on the line, and not only its unbelievably low cost. The ‘bar is littler than normal, and the remote sub is one of the littlest we’ve at any point tried in a sound bar framework. That is all great, yet it was the SB3621’s sound that secured the give: It’s unmistakable, perfect and dynamic, with satisfyingly profound bass. This framework sounds similarly great with music and motion pictures. In the event that it fits your financial plan, and you have space for the different subwoofer, the SB3621 is the main sound bar to get.