Samsung HW-J355 vs VIZIO SB3651-F6 review

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Samsung HW-J355
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VIZIO SB3651-F6

Samsung HW-J355 vs VIZIO SB3651-F6 comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, HW-J355 has a total rating of 5.8 out of 10 versus 6.6 for SB3651-F6. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, input 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 Samsung HW-J355 has 2.1 versus 5.1 for the VIZIO SB3651-F6. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wired and wireless connection to separate subwoofer. The Samsung HW-J355 got our rating of 7 out of 10, and the VIZIO SB3651-F6 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. Only the SB3651-F6 supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, the HW-J355 received a rating of 6/10 versus 8/10, respectively.

Features

App control is available in every soundbar. None of the models under consideration have a built-in microphone. 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 Samsung HW-J355 got a rating of 2, and VIZIO SB3651-F6 4 out of 10.

Advantages Samsung HW-J355 over VIZIO SB3651-F6

  • Amazon Music compatible

Advantages VIZIO SB3651-F6 over Samsung HW-J355

  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Samsung HW-J355
5.8
VIZIO SB3651-F6
6.6
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Common

Product

Samsung HW-J355
VIZIO SB3651-F6

Model

HW-J355
SB3651-F6

Brand

Samsung
VIZIO

Reviews

1070
486

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, input
power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.1
5.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

60

Separate speaker (in package)

0
2

Separate speaker connections

wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1
1

Separate subwoofer connections

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast
Pandora, Chromecast, iHeart

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
1

NFC

HDMI input/output

0/0
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

94 x 5.1 x 5.1/37.1 x 2.3 x 2.6
91.4 x 5.3 x 8.1/36 x 2.1 x 3.2

Weight, kg/pounds

1.3/3.5
2.1/4.6
Samsung HW-J355
VIZIO SB3651-F6
Samsung HW-J355
VIZIO SB3651-F6

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5.8
  • 6.6
  • 5.8Samsung HW-J355
  • 6.6VIZIO SB3651-F6

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