I had a chance to test and compare two models: VIZIO SB3651-E6 vs Sonos Arc and this review should help people who are looking for a good soundbar. The VIZIO SB3651-E6 was rated 7.6, while the Sonos Arc has a rating 7. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up for the SB3651-E6 and volume down, volume up, play/pause, microphone for the Arc.
Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. 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. Rate 7 out of 10 received the VIZIO SB3651-E6 for audio features and specs, but the Sonos Arc received 5 out of 10.
The VIZIO SB3651-E6 is equipped with AirPlay, but the Sonos Arc has AirPlay 2 on board. Each of the competitors can play content from Spotify.
Both models have a wireless Wi-Fi interface. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs are in each of soundbars. As in the SB3651-E6, so in the Arc there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). We rated the connectivity of the SB3651-E6 at 8 out of 10, while the Arc was rated 7/10.
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.
Dolby Atmos audio decoder is onboard the Arc. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The same score of 4/10 was put to the soundbars for multichannel surround support.