VIZIO SB3621n-F8M vs JBL Bar 2.1 review

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VIZIO SB3621n-F8M vs JBL Bar 2.1 review

VIZIO SB3621n-F8M
vs
JBL Bar 2.1

The present review is aimed to compare two soundbars - VIZIO SB3621n-F8M vs JBL Bar 2.1 that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema and music lovers. Based on our rating, SB3621n-F8M has a total rating of 4.6 out of 10 versus 6 for Bar 2.1. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up and power, volume down, volume up, source, respectively.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. Soundbars have the same number of channels on 2.1. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. The VIZIO SB3621n-F8M got our rating of 6 out of 10, and the JBL Bar 2.1 7 for its audio features and specs.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Spotify support not implemented in both soundbars.

Connectivity

Only the JBL Bar 2.1 can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Only the Bar 2.1 supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). For connectivity, the SB3621n-F8M received a rating of 4/10 versus 8/10, respectively. App control is available for the SB3621n-F8M. A built-in microphone is present only on the Bar 2.1. 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. For multichannel surround, each of the opponents received 4 points out of 10.

Advantages VIZIO SB3621n-F8M over JBL Bar 2.1

  • App control

Advantages JBL Bar 2.1 over VIZIO SB3621n-F8M

  • WI-FI enabled
  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support
  • Microphone
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Common

Product

VIZIO SB3621n-F8M
JBL Bar 2.1

Model

SB3621n-F8M
Bar 2.1

Brand

VIZIO
JBL

Reviews

639
487

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

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

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.1
2.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

300 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

has not
has not

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

VIZIO SmartCast
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

0/0
1/1

HDMI ARC

HDMI eARC

HDMI CEC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

1/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

1/0
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 (other)

Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital

DTS:X

DTS (other)

has not
has not

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

91.4 x 5.1 x 7.6/36 x 2.1 x 3.2
96.5 x 5.8 x 6.8/38 x 2.3 x 2.7

Weight, kg/pounds

2.9/4.4
1.9/4.1

Other

Release year

2018
2019
VIZIO SB3621n-F8M
JBL Bar 2.1
VIZIO SB3621n-F8M
JBL Bar 2.1

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 4.6
  • 6
  • 4.6VIZIO SB3621n-F8M
  • 6JBL Bar 2.1

The JBL Bar 2.1 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check JBL Bar 2.1 price

VIZIO SB3621n-F8M competitors

JBL Bar 2.1 competitors