Sonos Beam vs Vizio V51-H6 review

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Rating 4.5 4.5

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Sonos Beam vs Vizio V51-H6 review

Sonos Beam
vs
Vizio V51-H6

The Sonos Beam vs Vizio V51-H6 comparison shows that these models have some important differences and common features. Both soundbars received a score of 6 in our ranking. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, volume down, volume up, microphone, play/pause for the Beam and power, volume down, volume up, source, Bluetooth for the V51-H6.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that Beam has 3.0 and V51-H6 has 5.1. The built-in subwoofer is not implemented in any of these models. An external subwoofer connects to the Beam via wireless, but V51-H6 has wired and wireless connection type. Rate 6 out of 10 received the Sonos Beam for audio features and specs, but the Vizio V51-H6 received 7 out of 10. The units in this comparison do not support Spotify.

Connectivity

Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the Beam. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Sonos Beam versus 0/1 HDMIs in the Vizio V51-H6. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) is implemented only in the V51-H6. The connectivity of each of the models was estimated at 6/10.

Features

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

Advantages Sonos Beam over Vizio V51-H6

  • WI-FI enabled

Advantages Vizio V51-H6 over Sonos Beam

  • Separate subwoofer in package
  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support
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Common

Product

Sonos Beam
Vizio V51-H6

Model

Beam
V51-H6

Brand

Sonos
Vizio

Reviews

3034
189

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, volume down, volume up, source, Bluetooth

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
wired, wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wired, wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay 2

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, Tuneln, Chromecast
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/0
0/1

HDMI ARC

HDMI eARC

HDMI CEC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

0/0
1/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant
Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital

DTS:X

DTS (other)

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

Weight, kg/pounds

2.8/6.2
2/5

Other

Release year

2018
2020
Sonos Beam
Vizio V51-H6
Sonos Beam
Vizio V51-H6

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6
  • 6
  • 6Sonos Beam
  • 6Vizio V51-H6

The Sonos Beam is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Sonos Beam price

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