JBL Bar 5.1 vs Vizio V51-H6 review

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JBL Bar 5.1 vs Vizio V51-H6 comparison chart

JBL Bar 5.1 vs Vizio V51-H6 review

JBL Bar 5.1
vs
Vizio V51-H6

The JBL Bar 5.1 vs Vizio V51-H6 comparison shows that these models have some important differences and common features. The JBL Bar 5.1 was rated 7.2, while the Vizio V51-H6 has a rating 6. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, volume down, volume up, input for the Bar 5.1 and power, volume down, volume up, source, Bluetooth for the V51-H6.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. By the number of channels, the devices do not differ. The built-in subwoofer is not implemented in any of these models. An external subwoofer connects to the Bar 5.1 via wireless, but V51-H6 has wired and wireless connection type. Rate 8 out of 10 received the JBL Bar 5.1 for audio features and specs, but the Vizio V51-H6 received 7 out of 10. 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. There are 3/0 HDMI inputs/outputs in the JBL Bar 5.1 versus 0/1 HDMIs in the Vizio V51-H6. As in the Bar 5.1, so in the V51-H6 there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the Bar 5.1 at 8 out of 10, while the V51-H6 was rated 6/10.

Features

Each of the soundbars can be controlled using the application. The Vizio V51-H6 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 V51-H6. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The Bar 5.1 was rated 4/10, while the V51-H6 received a mark of 5/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages JBL Bar 5.1 over Vizio V51-H6

  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Spotify support

Advantages Vizio V51-H6 over JBL Bar 5.1

  • Microphone
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Common

Product

JBL Bar 5.1
Vizio V51-H6

Model

Bar 5.1
V51-H6

Brand

JBL
Vizio

Reviews

3060
189

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, volume down, volume up, source, Bluetooth

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
wired, wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wired, wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

3/0
0/1

HDMI ARC

HDMI eARC

HDMI CEC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

1/0
1/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

1
0

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa
Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II
Dolby Digital

DTS:X

DTS (other)

has not
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
99 x 27.2 x 40/39 x 11 x 16

Weight, kg/pounds

3.9/8.6
2/5

Other

Release year

2017
2020
JBL Bar 5.1
Vizio V51-H6
JBL Bar 5.1
Vizio V51-H6

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.2
  • 6
  • 7.2JBL Bar 5.1
  • 6Vizio V51-H6

JBL Bar 5.1 competitors

Vizio V51-H6 competitors