VIZIO SB3651-E6 vs Polk Audio Command Bar review

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Rating 5 5

VIZIO SB3651-E6 vs Polk Audio Command Bar comparison chart

Overall
VIZIO SB3651-E6
7.6
Polk Audio Command Bar
6.6
8
10

VIZIO SB3651-E6 vs Polk Audio Command Bar review

VIZIO SB3651-E6
vs
Polk Audio Command Bar

The present review is aimed to compare two soundbars - VIZIO SB3651-E6 vs Polk Audio Command Bar that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema and music lovers. Based on our rating, SB3651-E6 has a total rating of 7.6 out of 10 versus 6.6 for Command Bar. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up and volume down, volume up, microphone, action, respectively.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the VIZIO SB3651-E6 has 5.1 versus 2.1 for the Polk Audio Command Bar. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. The VIZIO SB3651-E6 got our rating of 7 out of 10, and the Polk Audio Command Bar 6 for its audio features and specs. Spotify is available on each of the soundbars.

Connectivity

Only the VIZIO SB3651-E6 can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The VIZIO SB3651-E6 has 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 1/1 of the Polk Audio Command Bar. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, the SB3651-E6 received a rating of 8/10 versus 7/10, respectively.

Features

App control is available for the SB3651-E6. A built-in microphone is present in each model. Multi-room is only available for the Polk Audio Command Bar.

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 VIZIO SB3651-E6 got a rating of 4, and Polk Audio Command Bar 5 out of 10.

Advantages VIZIO SB3651-E6 over Polk Audio Command Bar

  • Amazon Music compatible
  • WI-FI enabled
  • App control

Advantages Polk Audio Command Bar over VIZIO SB3651-E6

  • Multi-room support
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Common

Product

VIZIO SB3651-E6
Polk Audio Command Bar

Model

SB3651-E6
Command Bar

Brand

VIZIO
Polk Audio

Reviews

419
1414

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, microphone, action

Audio features

Built-in channels

5.1
2.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

160 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

2
0

Separate speaker connections

wired
has not

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/0
1/1

HDMI ARC

HDMI eARC

HDMI CEC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
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

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital

DTS:X

DTS (other)

has not
DTS Digital Surround

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
110 x 5 x 10.1/43.3 x 2.1 x 4.1

Weight, kg/pounds

1.8/4.6
1.8/4.9

Other

Release year

2017
2018
VIZIO SB3651-E6
Polk Audio Command Bar
VIZIO SB3651-E6
Polk Audio Command Bar

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.6
  • 6.6
  • 7.6VIZIO SB3651-E6
  • 6.6Polk Audio Command Bar

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

VIZIO SB3651-E6 competitors

Polk Audio Command Bar competitors