LG GX vs VIZIO M51ax-J6 review

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LG GX vs VIZIO M51ax-J6 review

LG GX
vs
VIZIO M51ax-J6

l would like to share my experience after comparing and testing two soundbars – LG GX vs VIZIO M51ax-J6. The LG GX was rated 6.5, while the VIZIO M51ax-J6 has a rating 5.4. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, volume down, volume up, function for the GX and power, source, demo, volume down, volume up for the M51ax-J6.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that GX has 3.1 and M51ax-J6 has 5.1. The built-in subwoofer is not implemented in any of these models. An external subwoofer can be connected to any of the units in this comparison. Audio features and specs of considered models we rated 7 out of 10 in our ranking.

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. 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs are in each of soundbars. As in the GX, so in the M51ax-J6 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 8/10.

Features

The manufacturer of the GX provides a device control application. Soundbars in this review are not equipped with a microphone. The models under consideration cannot become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Manufacturers equipped both units with Dolby Atmos audio decoder. Units from this comparison can process surround sound due to DTS:X support. The GX was rated 10/10, while the M51ax-J6 received a mark of 8/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages LG GX over VIZIO M51ax-J6

  • App control
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Common

Product

LG GX
VIZIO M51ax-J6

Model

GX
M51ax-J6

Brand

LG
VIZIO

Reviews

3
0

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, function
power, source, demo, volume down, volume up

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.1
5.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

420 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
2

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

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

1/1
1/1

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)

0/0
0/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus

DTS:X

DTS (other)

DTS HD, DTS Digital Surround

User manual

Manual

N/A

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

142 x 12.7 x 2.5/56.9 x 5.9 x 1.3
91.4x5.6x8.8/36x2.2x3.5

Weight, kg/pounds

4/9
3.5/7.6

Other

Release year

2020
2022
LG GX
VIZIO M51ax-J6
LG GX
VIZIO M51ax-J6

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6.5
  • 5.4
  • 6.5LG GX
  • 5.4VIZIO M51ax-J6

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