The JBL Bar 5.1 vs VIZIO SB46514-F6 comparison proves that these soundbars have many common features. Based on our rating, Bar 5.1 has a total rating of 7.2 out of 10 versus 7.6 for SB46514-F6. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, input and power, volume down, volume up, input, Bluetooth, respectively.
Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the JBL Bar 5.1 has 5.1 versus 5.1.4 for the VIZIO SB46514-F6. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. The JBL Bar 5.1 got our rating of 8 out of 10, and the VIZIO SB46514-F6 7 for its audio features and specs.
Each of rivals supports AirPlay. Spotify support is available on the Bar 5.1.
Only the VIZIO SB46514-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 1/1 of the VIZIO SB46514-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.
App control is available in every soundbar. A built-in microphone is present only on the SB46514-F6. Multi-room is only available for the VIZIO SB46514-F6.
Only the SB46514-F6 has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. The soundbars do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X. For multichannel surround JBL Bar 5.1 got a rating of 4, and VIZIO SB46514-F6 7 out of 10.