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A Review By Comparison of the Vizio 2.0 Sound Bar Vs. Sonos Arc

Last updated on Apr 17, 2023   4 minute read
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Reasons why you might like the Sonos Arc

Overall Score 5.4 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.

  • Width of 1140 mm
  • Hdmi Arc / Earc
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Vizio 2.0 Sound Bar

Vizio 2.0 Sound Bar

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Reasons why you might like the Vizio 2.0 Sound Bar

Overall Score 2.8 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.

  • Width of 736 mm
  • Has An Aux Input

A summary of the review by feature comparison

Category Features Sonos Arc Vizio 2.0 Sound Bar
DESIGN width 1,140mm 736mm
height 87mm 76mm
weight 6,250g 2,040g
volume 11,525.06cm³ 4,251.14cm³
thickness 116mm 76mm
AUDIO number of channels of sound output 5only 2only
lowest frequency 47.6hz
highest frequency 19,900hz
CONNECTIVITY has an aux input
has an hdmi output
hdmi ports 1only
has bluetooth
supports wi-fi
hdmi version v2
rj45 ports 1only
has s/pdif out port
EXTRAS hdmi arc / earc
compatible with google assistant
compatible with alexa
has dolby atmos
has dts:x
has airplay
supports dolby digital plus
supports dolby digital
has a dedicated smartphone app
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A breakdown of the review per specifications

Design

Width

Sonos Arc 1,140mm
Vizio 2.0 Sound Bar 736mm

Vizio 2.0 Sound Bar has a width of 736mm. The width represents the horizontal measurement of a soundbar, soundbars are sometimes designed to fit the width of TVs or slightly close.

Sonos Arc, at 1,140mm is smaller in width than the Vizio 2.0 Sound Bar with a difference mm

Height

Sonos Arc 87mm
Vizio 2.0 Sound Bar 76mm

The Vizio 2.0 Sound Bar has a height of 76mm. The height represents the vertical dimension of a device, soundbars are mostly designed as thin as it can be to aesthetically complement a space.

The Sonos Arc, at 87mm rises higher than the Vizio 2.0 Sound Bar with a difference 11mm

Weight

Sonos Arc 6,250g
Vizio 2.0 Sound Bar 2,040g

The Vizio 2.0 Sound Bar weighs 2,040g. We take in account a lower weight better because lighter soundbars are easier to shift around the space. Lighter home appliances are advantageous, as it makes transportation easier, even say for many other kinds of products.

Sonos Arc, at 6,250g weigh more than the Vizio 2.0 Sound Bar with a difference g. Often a genuine quality system is a little bit heavier than average quality products though If you will need to switch the position of the soundbar after some time, then you should opt to purchase a lighter soundbar.

Volume

Sonos Arc 11,525.06cm³
Vizio 2.0 Sound Bar 4,251.14cm³

Volume is the quantity of three-dimensional space taken up by the product's body or, in simpler terms, the space the soundbar occupies. Vizio 2.0 Sound Bar takes up 4,251.14cm³, it is a good thing to know the space that the soundbar takes up just so as to confirm that it will easily fit in the available space next to your other gadgets.

Sonos Arc's volume is 11,525.06cm³ meaning it occupies lesser space than the Vizio 2.0 Sound Bar by cm³

Thickness

Sonos Arc 116mm
Vizio 2.0 Sound Bar 76mm

The depth of Vizio 2.0 Sound Bar is 76mm, to know the thickness of a device you divide its volume by the surface area(length by width)

Sonos Arc has a thickness of 116mm, hence thicker than the Vizio 2.0 Sound Bar with a difference of 40mm

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Audio

Number Of Channels Of Sound Output

Sonos Arc 5only
Vizio 2.0 Sound Bar 2only

When it comes to surround sound channels, you’re going to run across figures in such formats as X.X two-digit, or X.X.X three-digit the first number shows the total of main speakers, the second number denotes the total of subwoofers, and the third number if available represents the total of “height” speakers.

NOTE: "Height" speakers are commonly placed on the ceiling of the room that has the soundbar, but they may as well be upward-facing speakers within the soundbar itself.

Vizio 2.0 Sound Bar having a sound output value of 2 indicates that it has 2 main speakers

Well as the Sonos Arc having 5 implies that it has 5 main speakers

Lowest Frequency

Sonos Arc 47.6hz
Vizio 2.0 Sound Bar

Low-frequency response measures if and how well an audio device reproduces low audible frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal on the way through. Sonos Arc's lowest frequency is at 47.6Hz.

Highest Frequency

Sonos Arc 19,900hz
Vizio 2.0 Sound Bar

High-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio device reproduces high audible frequencies and if it changes to the signal on the way through. Sonos Arc's highest frequency is at 19,900Hz.

Connectivity

Has An Aux Input

Sonos Arc
Vizio 2.0 Sound Bar

The Vizio 2.0 Sound Bar has an auxiliary input, this enables you to play from external audio sources by channeling them via a simple audio port like a 3.5mm jack.

Has An Hdmi Output

Sonos Arc
Vizio 2.0 Sound Bar

Sonos Arc has an HDMI output port, soundbars with an HDMI port can channel HD audio.

Hdmi Ports

Sonos Arc 1only
Vizio 2.0 Sound Bar

Sonos Arc has 1 HDMI ports, more HDMI ports imply that you can connect at the same time numerous devices, such as video game consoles and set-top boxes.

Has Bluetooth

Sonos Arc
Vizio 2.0 Sound Bar

Vizio 2.0 Sound Bar supports Bluetooth, a cable free technology that enables you to seamlessly transfer data between different devices.

Supports Wi-Fi

Sonos Arc
Vizio 2.0 Sound Bar

Wi-Fi is a wireless networking technology that allows devices such as computers, and mobile devices .i.e smartphones and wearables to connect and interact with other devices on the internet, the Vizio 2.0 Sound Bar can connect to Wi-Fi.

Sonos Arc too can connect to a Wi-Fi network.

Hdmi Version

Sonos Arc v2
Vizio 2.0 Sound Bar

Sonos Arc has an HDMI version of 2, newer versions of HDMI support higher bandwidth, which allows for higher resolutions and frame rates.

Rj45 Ports

Sonos Arc 1only
Vizio 2.0 Sound Bar

RJ-45 ports are used for Local Area Network (LAN) connections. With more ports, you can achieve increased bandwidth across a LAN, or connect to multiple networks. Sonos Arc has only 1 ports

Has S/Pdif Out Port

Sonos Arc
Vizio 2.0 Sound Bar

S/PDIF is an interface used to transmit digital audio with high fidelity.

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Extras

Hdmi Arc / Earc

Sonos Arc
Vizio 2.0 Sound Bar

Before you needed to connect an optical cable from your TV to the optical input of an audio device on top of the already connected HDMI cable If you don't want to use your TV's speakers and would rather have everything play through a soundbar, now with ARC you can easily connect all these at a go from a compatible HDMI socket on your TV to an HDMI ARC socket on your soundbar.

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel) carries audio over HDMI. ARC is only capable of carrying compressed 5.1 audio, but eARC has higher bandwidth and can carry uncompressed 7.1 audio, as well as formats such as DTS:X and full bitrate Dolby Atmos. It is available on the Sonos Arc

Compatible With Google Assistant

Sonos Arc
Vizio 2.0 Sound Bar

Sonos Arc is compatible with Google Assistant, allowing you to use voice commands to control the device from other Google Assistant-compatible devices.

Compatible With Alexa

Sonos Arc
Vizio 2.0 Sound Bar

Sonos Arc is compatible with Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant, allowing you to use voice commands to control the device from other Alexa-compatible devices.

Has Dolby Atmos

Sonos Arc
Vizio 2.0 Sound Bar

Dolby Atmos is a surround sound technology that allows sounds to be interpreted as three-dimensional objects. Sonos Arc has Dolby Atmos, which allows them to have immersive, 360-degree sound.

Has Dts:x

Sonos Arc
Vizio 2.0 Sound Bar

DTS:X is an object-based surround sound technology that allows filmmakers to place and move individual sounds around your listening space, giving you a theater-like audio experience.

More like Dolby Atmos as it aims to create a multi-dimensional sound that "places you at the center of the action", it differs from Dolby Atmos by the required speaker configuration. Vizio 2.0 Sound Bar has DTS:X

Has Airplay

Sonos Arc
Vizio 2.0 Sound Bar

AirPlay allows wireless connection of Apple devices with external screens or speakers. You may stream computer screens, videos, and music from iOS devices, play games like on consoles, or present your slideshows easily on your device.

Supports Dolby Digital Plus

Sonos Arc
Vizio 2.0 Sound Bar

If a device supports Dolby Digital Plus it can deliver up to fourteen (14) different audio channels (sides) with improved bitrates, for much better sound quality. Sonos Arc supports Dolby digital plus

Supports Dolby Digital

Sonos Arc
Vizio 2.0 Sound Bar

Sonos Arc supports Dolby Digital meaning that it can deliver up to six (6) different audio channels (sides) for much better sound quality.

Has A Dedicated Smartphone App

Sonos Arc
Vizio 2.0 Sound Bar

There is a dedicated smartphone app that is designed to be used with the Sonos Arc.

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