JBL Bar 5.1 vs VIZIO SB3651-F6 review

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Rating 5 5
JBL Bar 5.1
vs
VIZIO SB3651-F6

JBL Bar 5.1 vs VIZIO SB3651-F6 comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, Bar 5.1 has a total rating of 6.8 out of 10 versus 6.6 for SB3651-F6. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, input and power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up, respectively.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. Soundbars have the same number of channels on 5.1. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. The Bar 5.1 has a wireless connection to separate subwoofer, and the SB3651-F6 - wired and wireless. Both models received our 8 rating of 10 for their audio features and specs. Both models support Google Play Music. Spotify is available on each of the soundbars.

Connectivity

Only the VIZIO SB3651-F6 can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The JBL Bar 5.1 has 3/0 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 1/0 of the VIZIO SB3651-F6. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, each of the soundbars received a rating of 8/10.

Features

App control is available in every soundbar. None of the models under consideration have a built-in microphone. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.

Multichannel surround

None of soundbars equipped with Dolby Atmos multichannel audio decoder. The soundbars do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X. The SB3651-F6 supports DTS Virtual:X. For multichannel surround, each of the opponents received 4 points out of 10.

Advantages JBL Bar 5.1 over VIZIO SB3651-F6

  • Amazon Music compatible

Advantages VIZIO SB3651-F6 over JBL Bar 5.1

  • WI-FI enabled

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Product

JBL Bar 5.1
VIZIO SB3651-F6

Model

Bar 5.1
SB3651-F6

Brand

JBL
VIZIO

Reviews

2057
520

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
5.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

510 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

2
2

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1
1

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wired, wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast
Pandora, Chromecast, iHeart

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
1

NFC

HDMI input/output

3/0
1/0

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
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 5.3 x 8.1/36 x 2.1 x 3.2

Weight, kg/pounds

3.9/8.6
2.1/4.6
JBL Bar 5.1
VIZIO SB3651-F6
JBL Bar 5.1
VIZIO SB3651-F6

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6.8
  • 6.6
  • 6.8JBL Bar 5.1
  • 6.6VIZIO SB3651-F6

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