VIZIO SB3651-E6 vs Sonos Arc review

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VIZIO SB3651-E6 vs Sonos Arc review

VIZIO SB3651-E6
vs
Sonos Arc

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.

Audio features

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.

Streaming services

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.

Connectivity

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.

Features

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.

Multichannel surround

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.

Advantages VIZIO SB3651-E6 over Sonos Arc

  • Separate subwoofer in package

Advantages Sonos Arc over VIZIO SB3651-E6

  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
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Common

Product

VIZIO SB3651-E6
Sonos Arc

Model

SB3651-E6
Arc

Brand

VIZIO
Sonos

Reviews

419
368

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
volume down, volume up, play/pause, microphone

Audio features

Built-in channels

5.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

Separate speaker (in package)

2
0

Separate speaker connections

wired
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay
AirPlay 2

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

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

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
1

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/0
1/0

HDMI ARC

HDMI eARC

HDMI CEC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
0/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

1/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

1/0
0/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

Google Assistant
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 x 7.6/36 x 2.1 x 3.2
114 x 7.6 x 10.1/45 x 3.4 x 4.5

Weight, kg/pounds

1.8/4.6
6.2/13.7

Other

Release year

2017
2020
VIZIO SB3651-E6
Sonos Arc
VIZIO SB3651-E6
Sonos Arc

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.6
  • 7
  • 7.6VIZIO SB3651-E6
  • 7Sonos Arc