Sony HT-CT800 vs VIZIO SB3651-E6 review

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Sony HT-CT800
vs
VIZIO SB3651-E6

The Sony HT-CT800 vs VIZIO SB3651-E6 comparison proves that these soundbars have many common features. Based on our rating, HT-CT800 has a total rating of 5.6 out of 10 versus 7 for SB3651-E6. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, input, Bluetooth, music service, volume down, volume up 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 Sony HT-CT800 has 2.1 versus 5.1 for the VIZIO SB3651-E6. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. The Sony HT-CT800 got our rating of 6 out of 10, and the VIZIO SB3651-E6 8 for its audio features and specs. Both models support Google Play Music. Spotify is available on each of the soundbars.

Connectivity

These models have the ability to connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Sony HT-CT800 has 3/0 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 1/0 of the VIZIO SB3651-E6. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, the HT-CT800 received a rating of 8/10 versus 9/10, respectively.

Features

App control is available for the SB3651-E6. None of the models under consideration have a built-in microphone. Multi-room is only available for the Sony HT-CT800.

Multichannel surround

None of soundbars equipped with Dolby Atmos multichannel audio decoder. The soundbars do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X. Compared devices do not have DTS Virtual:X support. For multichannel surround, each of the opponents received 2 points out of 10.

Advantages Sony HT-CT800 over VIZIO SB3651-E6

  • Multi-room support

Advantages VIZIO SB3651-E6 over Sony HT-CT800

  • Amazon Music compatible
  • App control

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Common

Product

Sony HT-CT800
VIZIO SB3651-E6

Model

HT-CT800
SB3651-E6

Brand

Sony
VIZIO

Reviews

315
322

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

power, input, Bluetooth, music service, volume down, volume up
power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.1
5.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

110

Separate speaker (in package)

0
2

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wired

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1
1

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, Napster, TIDAL, Deezer, Chromecast
Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
1

NFC

HDMI input/output

3/0
1/0

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
1/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

1/0
1/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

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

103 x 5.2 x 12.6/40.5 x 2.1 x 5
91.4 x 5 x 7.6/36 x 2.1 x 3.2

Weight, kg/pounds

2.8/6.1
1.8/4.6
Sony HT-CT800
VIZIO SB3651-E6
Sony HT-CT800
VIZIO SB3651-E6

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5.6
  • 7
  • 5.6Sony HT-CT800
  • 7VIZIO SB3651-E6

The VIZIO SB3651-E6 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check VIZIO SB3651-E6 price