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 6.8 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. Both models received our 8 rating of 10 for their audio features and specs.
Each of rivals supports AirPlay. Only the Bar 5.1 supports Google Play Music. 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. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.
Only the SB46514-F6 has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. The soundbars do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X. The SB46514-F6 supports DTS Virtual:X. For multichannel surround JBL Bar 5.1 got a rating of 4, and VIZIO SB46514-F6 7 out of 10.
The VIZIO SB46514-F6 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check VIZIO SB46514-F6 price