Sonos Beam vs VIZIO SB3651-F6 review

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Sonos Beam
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VIZIO SB3651-F6

Sonos Beam vs VIZIO SB3651-F6 comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, Beam has a total rating of 5.6 out of 10 versus 6.6 for SB3651-F6. The competitors' control buttons are different: volume down, volume up, microphone, play/pause and power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up, respectively.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Sonos Beam has 3.0 versus 5.1 for the VIZIO SB3651-F6. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. The Beam has a wireless connection to separate subwoofer, and the SB3651-F6 - wired and wireless. The Sonos Beam got our rating of 6 out of 10, and the VIZIO SB3651-F6 8 for its audio features and specs. Only the SB3651-F6 supports Google Play Music. Spotify support is available on the SB3651-F6.

Connectivity

These models have the ability to connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Each soundbar has 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs. Only the SB3651-F6 supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). For connectivity, the Beam received a rating of 6/10 versus 8/10, respectively. App control is available in every soundbar. A built-in microphone is present only on the Beam. 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 Sonos Beam got a rating of 2, and VIZIO SB3651-F6 4 out of 10.

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Common

Product

Sonos Beam
VIZIO SB3651-F6

Model

Beam
SB3651-F6

Brand

Sonos
VIZIO

Reviews

1786
382

General

Placement type

table-top, wall-mountable
table-top, wall-mountable

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

volume down, volume up, microphone, play/pause
power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.0
5.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

Separate speaker (in package)

0
2

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

0
1

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wired, wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay 2

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, Tuneln, Chromecast
Pandora, Chromecast, iHeart

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
1

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/0
1/0

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
1/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

0/0
1/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant

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

65 x 6.8x 10/25.6 x 2.7 x 3.9
91.4 x 5.3 x 8.1/36 x 2.1 x 3.2

Weight, kg/pounds

2.8/6.2
2.1/4.6
Sonos Beam
VIZIO SB3651-F6
Sonos Beam
VIZIO SB3651-F6

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

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  • worse
  • 5.6
  • 6.6
  • 5.6Sonos Beam
  • 6.6VIZIO SB3651-F6

The VIZIO SB3651-F6 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check VIZIO SB3651-F6 price