JBL Bar 5.1 vs VIZIO SB3621n-F8M review

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JBL Bar 5.1
vs
VIZIO SB3621n-F8M

In this article, we will talk about JBL Bar 5.1 vs VIZIO SB3621n-F8M comparison. The JBL Bar 5.1 was rated 6.8, while the VIZIO SB3621n-F8M has a rating 4.6. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, volume down, volume up, input for the Bar 5.1 and power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up for the SB3621n-F8M.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that Bar 5.1 has 5.1 and SB3621n-F8M has 2.1. The built-in subwoofer is not implemented in any of these models. An external subwoofer can be connected to any of the units in this comparison. Rate 8 out of 10 received the JBL Bar 5.1 for audio features and specs, but the VIZIO SB3621n-F8M received 6 out of 10. Google Play Music service is only in the Bar 5.1. The Bar 5.1 can play audio from Spotify.

Connectivity

Both models do not have a wireless Wi-Fi interface. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) is implemented only in the Bar 5.1. We rated the connectivity of the Bar 5.1 at 8 out of 10, while the SB3621n-F8M was rated 4/10.

Features

Each of the soundbars can be controlled using the application. Soundbars in this review are not equipped with a microphone. The models under consideration cannot become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder support is not implemented in either the Bar 5.1 or SB3621n-F8M. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. DTS Virtual:X technology not supported by any of the soundbars in this review. The Bar 5.1 was rated 4/10, while the SB3621n-F8M received a mark of 2/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages JBL Bar 5.1 over VIZIO SB3621n-F8M

  • Google Play Music compatible
  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Spotify support
  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
JBL Bar 5.1
6.8
VIZIO SB3621n-F8M
4.6
5
5
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Common

Product

JBL Bar 5.1
VIZIO SB3621n-F8M

Model

Bar 5.1
SB3621n-F8M

Brand

JBL
VIZIO

Reviews

1692
590

General

Placement type

table-top, wall-mountable
table-top, wall-mountable

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

power, volume down, volume up, input
power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up

Audio features

Built-in channels

5.1
2.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

510 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

2
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1
1

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast
VIZIO SmartCast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

3/0
0/0

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
1/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

1/0
1/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

1
0

Features

Voice control

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby Digital

Dolby Pro Logic II

DTS:X

DTS Virtual:X

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

114.8 x 5.8 x 9.3/45 x 2.3 x 3.7
91.4 x 5.1 x 7.6/36 x 2.1 x 3.2

Weight, kg/pounds

3.9/8.6
2.9/4.4
JBL Bar 5.1
VIZIO SB3621n-F8M
JBL Bar 5.1
VIZIO SB3621n-F8M

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6.8
  • 4.6
  • 6.8JBL Bar 5.1
  • 4.6VIZIO SB3621n-F8M

The JBL Bar 5.1 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check JBL Bar 5.1 price