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Roku Smart Soundbar (2019)
Vizio SB3220n-F6 Soundbar (2018)
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Roku Smart Soundbars (2019) vs Vizio SB3220n-F6 2.0 Channel Soundbar (2018)

Analysis:

The Roku Smart Soundbar (2019) is widely considered to be a great Soundbar at its $180 budget. The Vizio SB3220n-F6 Soundbar (2018), however, while also a good product at this price point, doesn't stack up against its competitors quite as well.

The Roku Smart Soundbar (2019) has managed to do great in various roundups conducted by reviewers from highly trusted sources that perform objective in-depth testing, like Tom's Guide, CNET, PCmag, and SoundGuys - it was dubbed "The best Roku device for audiophiles" by Tom's Guide, "Best soundbar and streamer combo" by CNET, and "Best for Roku Media Streaming" by PCmag. Any product that's held in such high regard by some of the most reliable sources should be considered by everyone who's looking for a Soundbar at this price.

Returning to the Vizio SB3220n-F6 Soundbar (2018), Rtings, a source that's known for its high-quality in-depth testing, has great things to say about it. In fact, it was named its "Best 2.0 Vizio Soundbar" in its "The 3 Best Vizio Soundbars of 2020" roundup, which is quite a feat.

We tried doing a direct Roku Smart Soundbar (2019) vs. Vizio SB3220n-F6 Soundbar (2018) review score comparison but couldn't find any sources that tested both.

Next, we took a look at which sources liked them best and found that the Roku Smart Soundbar (2019) most impressed the reviewers at CNET, who gave it a score of 8.1, whereas the Vizio SB3220n-F6 Soundbar (2018) did best in its Rtings review - it scored 7 points.

Lastly, we calculated their review averages and compared them to their competitors. The average review score for Soundbars in general is 7.6 out of 10, while the Roku Smart Soundbar (2019) and Vizio SB3220n-F6 Soundbar (2018) earned averages of 7.3 and 7.0, respectively.

Comparison of expert ratings
Highly Recommended
Recommended
Mentioned
Not Mentioned
CNET
PCmag
SoundGuys
Tom's Guide
Wirecutter (NYTimes)
Rtings
Android Central
Techradar
Lifewire
GQ
Tech. Specs Comparison
Roku Smart Soundbar (2019)
$179
Vizio SB3220n-F6 Soundbar (2018)
Amplification
Active
Active
Channels
2.0
2.0
Dolby Atmos
No
No
Voice Control
Google Assistant
No
Has average expert review score
Below average expert review score
7.6
Overall Avg. for Soundbars
7.0
Avg. Review Score
Score
Highly recommended by trusted experts
PCmag
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Best Overall
in “The Best Soundbars for 2020” 
Last updated: 14 Oct 2020
SoundGuys
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Best features
in “Best soundbars of 2020” 
Last updated: a month ago
Tom's Guide
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
The best Roku device for audiophiles
in “Best Roku devices 2020” 
Last updated: a month ago
CNET
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Best streaming soundbar
in “Best streaming device, tablet, smart TV and soundbar: Roku, Apple and Amazon” 
Last updated: 2 Sep 2020
Techradar
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Runner Up
in “Best soundbar for under $200/£200: the best cheap soundbar for your money” 
Last updated: 24 Feb 2020
Android Central
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Best Multipurpose Roku Streaming Device
in “Best Roku 2020” 
Last updated: 10 Oct 2020
CNET
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Best soundbar and streamer combo
in “The best back-to-school streaming boxes and TVs” 
Last updated: 13 Jul 2020
CNET
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Best soundbar with built-in streaming video
in “Best Father's Day gifts under $250” 
Last updated: 11 Jun 2020
Wirecutter (NYTimes)
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Mentioned
in “The Best Soundbar” 
Last updated: 10 days ago
Recommended by trusted experts
Rtings
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Runner Up
in “The 3 Best Vizio Soundbars of 2020” 
Last updated: 9 Oct 2020
Rtings
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Mentioned
in “The 5 Best Soundbars Under $500 - Black Friday 2020” 
Last updated: 3 days ago
Rtings
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Mentioned
in “The 5 Best Budget Soundbars - Black Friday 2020” 
Last updated: 6 days ago

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