We cannot stop ranting enough about TV OEMs looking for sleeker products in their lineup and sacrificing some essential internals. Inadvertently, the speakers are the one bearing the brunt and getting paltrier with time.

The VIZIO SB36312-G6 soundbar is an offering from the company that’s looking to enable users to upgrade from their TV speakers. It is a 3.1.2Ch configuration and has a bass-heavy output. There are a lot of EQ presets to tweak it as per your liking. Looking past that, are there enough features to call the VIZIO SB36312-G6 bar a value-for-money product? Let’s have a look.

 

VIZIO SB36312-G6 Soundbar Review 1

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This is the VIZIO SB36312-G6 soundbar review.

List of specifications

Channel Configuration 3.1.2
Product Dimensions 36 x 2.5 x 3.2 inches (Soundbar)

3.3 x 17 x 13.5 inches (Subwoofer)

Weight 2.4 kg (Soundbar)

4.8 kg (Subwoofer)

Amplifier output Unspecified by the manufacturer
Wireless Audio Protocol Bluetooth

Wi-Fi 4

Chromecast

Audio Decoding Codecs DTS Digital Surround

DTS:X

DTS-HD

Dolby Atmos

Dolby Digital Plus

5.1 PCM

Dolby TrueHD

Subwoofer Type Wireless
Connectivity 1 x HDMI In

1 x Optical TOSLINK – Audio

1 x HDMI Out

1 x micro USB

1 x 3.5mm

Pros

  • Good connectivity options
  • Dolby Atmos and DTS support
  • Dedicated center channel

Cons

  • Dark sounding right out-of-the-box
  • Lacks room correction

What’s in the box?

  • VIZIO SB36312-G6 soundbar
  • Subwoofer
  • Remote control
  • 2 x “AAA” batteries
  • HDMI cable
  • RCA to 3.5mm cable
  • Optical cable
  • AUX cable
  • 2 x Wall-mounting screws
  • 2 x Wall-mounting brackets

Design and build

The VIZIO SB36312-G6 soundbar follows a sleek and minimalistic look. The drivers on the bar get a covering of black fabric, and the sides have a metallic accent to accentuate the overall glamour of the product. Most of the bar’s exterior is good quality plastic, and even the sides are the same. We would have preferred the front to get a metal grille to up the value quotient and the feel too.

The bar stretches 36 x 2.5 x 3.2-inches, making it a reasonably compact offering. It weighs 2.4 kg, acceptable by all standards. Given the size, it should fit most 55-inches TVs easily, but the height is good enough to allow it to sit flush below it conveniently. The company also ships the product with wall-mounting accessories, if you are more comfortable with that.

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