Vizio V51-H6 vs JBL Bar Studio review

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Vizio V51-H6 vs JBL Bar Studio comparison chart

Vizio V51-H6 vs JBL Bar Studio review

Vizio V51-H6
vs
JBL Bar Studio

l would like to share my experience after comparing and testing two soundbars – Vizio V51-H6 vs JBL Bar Studio. The Vizio V51-H6 was rated 6, while the JBL Bar Studio has a rating 5. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, volume down, volume up, source, Bluetooth for the V51-H6 and volume down, volume up, power, source for the Bar Studio.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that V51-H6 has 5.1 and Bar Studio has 2.0. The built-in subwoofer is not implemented in any of these models. An external subwoofer connects to the V51-H6 via wired and wireless, but Bar Studio has wireless connection type. Rate 7 out of 10 received the Vizio V51-H6 for audio features and specs, but the JBL Bar Studio received 5 out of 10.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. The units in this comparison do not support Spotify.

Connectivity

Both models do not have a wireless Wi-Fi interface. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 0/1 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Vizio V51-H6 versus 1/0 HDMIs in the JBL Bar Studio. As in the V51-H6, so in the Bar Studio there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. The connectivity of each of the models was estimated at 6/10. The manufacturer of the V51-H6 provides a device control 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 V51-H6 or Bar Studio. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The same score of 5/10 was put to the soundbars for multichannel surround support.

Advantages Vizio V51-H6 over JBL Bar Studio

  • Separate subwoofer in package
  • App control
  • Microphone
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Common

Product

Vizio V51-H6
JBL Bar Studio

Model

V51-H6
Bar Studio

Brand

Vizio
JBL

Reviews

189
828

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, source, Bluetooth
volume down, volume up, power, source

Audio features

Built-in channels

5.1
2.0

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

30

Separate speaker (in package)

2
0

Separate speaker connections

wired, wireless
has not

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wired, wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

0/1
1/0

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

0
0

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II

DTS:X

DTS (other)

DTS Virtual:X
has not

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

99 x 27.2 x 40/39 x 11 x 16
61.4 x 5.8 x 8.6/24.2 x 2.3 x 3.4

Weight, kg/pounds

2/5
1.4/3.1

Other

Release year

2020
2019
Vizio V51-H6
JBL Bar Studio
Vizio V51-H6
JBL Bar Studio

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6
  • 5
  • 6Vizio V51-H6
  • 5JBL Bar Studio