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Vizio S4251w-B4 vs Vizio S4251w-C2

Can someone please explain to me the difference between Vizio S4251w-B4 vs Visio S5451W-C2 in simple easy terms?

is the surround sound better with one above or is the VIZIO S5430W-C2 54-Inch 3.0 Soundbar good enough for apartment?

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You are mixing up three differents models. Nonetheless, you are asking should I buy a VW or a Mercedes. The answer depends on how much you want to spend and what features you desire. All will sound better than TV speakers in an Apt. Good Luck.
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is the surround sound better with one above or is the VIZIO S5430W-C2 54-Inch 3.0 Soundbar good enough for apartment?
If you want real bass, forget the 54 inch 3.0 Vizio. The description says "deep bass" but all I heard was a lot of mid bass & the highs are so-so at best. Any of the Yamaha 3.0 models sound light years better in both departments for much less money.

If you still want a Vizio 3.0 I have a new one used for about 1 hour for sale real cheap.
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If you want real bass, forget the 54 inch 3.0 Vizio. The description says "deep bass" but all I heard was a lot of mid bass & the highs are so-so at best. Any of the Yamaha 3.0 models sound light years better in both departments for much less money.

If you still want a Vizio 3.0 I have a new one used for about 1 hour for sale real cheap.
do you have a specific yamaha model in mind? Based on reviews , I see better reviews on vizio than yamaha.
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sorry for confusion.... I ment to say Visio S4251W-B2 VS Visio S5451W-C2.
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The Yamaha 103 or 1030 (same as 103, but only sold @ Costco). Are you comparing to 5.1 or 3.0 Vizio?
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The Yamaha 103 or 1030 (same as 103, but only sold @ Costco). Are you comparing to 5.1 or 3.0 Vizio?
comparing to 5.1
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The Yamahas I mentioned use an internal subwoofer, so won't have near the impact of a system with a separate subwoofer. I was comparing to Vizios with internal bass speakers.
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The 5451 -c2 has true 5.1 sound decent bass hdmi. Sounds damn good. For a sound bar reasonable price.
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The 5451 -c2 has true 5.1 sound decent bass hdmi. Sounds damn good. For a sound bar reasonable price.
54" is a tad better sounding than the 42 " Vizio 5.1 soundbar (i have both models) the 54" has all the input options of the 42" Plus Hdmi in/out that the 42" lacks
it depends on the size of the tv you wish to pair it with and if hdmi sound connectivity is an option you need
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54" is a tad better sounding than the 42 " Vizio 5.1 soundbar (i have both models) the 54" has all the input options of the 42" Plus Hdmi in/out that the 42" lacks
it depends on the size of the tv you wish to pair it with and if hdmi sound connectivity is an option you need
When researching these in best buy I found the sub on the 54" was a bit bigger and also the satellite speakers a bit bigger. The width of the 54" also gave better front soundstage, and better separation of front left right and center. For a soundbar this gives a really nice 5.1 experience. Although not audiophile quality.
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Another thing to consider would be if you care about lossless audio from blu ray discs namely DTS-HD-MA or Tru-HD. The 54"version has an HDMI Input/ Output that makes this possible while the 42"doesn't. If you have a capable receiver or a blu ray player like the Oppo 103 with extra HDMI Inputs you can connect the 54" version via HDMI to enjoy lossless audio.
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54" is a tad better sounding than the 42 " Vizio 5.1 soundbar (i have both models) the 54" has all the input options of the 42" Plus Hdmi in/out that the 42" lacks
it depends on the size of the tv you wish to pair it with and if hdmi sound connectivity is an option you need
I have the same dilemma. The 42" is $200 and the $54 is $400. I don't need HDMI input/output, so really either one will work for my really small apartment. For me, I have decide if the larger sound stage is worth $200 or not. I think not.
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