Sony HT-ST5000 vs VIZIO SB3651-E6 review

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Sony HT-ST5000
vs
VIZIO SB3651-E6

The Sony HT-ST5000 vs VIZIO SB3651-E6 comparison proves that these soundbars have many common features. Based on our rating, HT-ST5000 has a total rating of 7.8 out of 10 versus 7 for SB3651-E6. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, input Bluetooth, music service 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 Sony HT-ST5000 has 7.1.2 versus 5.1 for the VIZIO SB3651-E6. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. The Sony HT-ST5000 got our rating of 9 out of 10, and the VIZIO SB3651-E6 8 for its audio features and specs. Only the SB3651-E6 supports 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. The Sony HT-ST5000 has 3/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 1/0 of the VIZIO SB3651-E6. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, each of the soundbars received a rating of 9/10.

Features

App control is available in every soundbar. None of the models under consideration have a built-in microphone. Multi-room is only available for the Sony HT-ST5000.

Multichannel surround

Only the HT-ST5000 has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the HT-ST5000. Compared devices do not have DTS Virtual:X support. For multichannel surround Sony HT-ST5000 got a rating of 7, and VIZIO SB3651-E6 2 out of 10.

Advantages Sony HT-ST5000 over VIZIO SB3651-E6

  • Multi-room support
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X

Advantages VIZIO SB3651-E6 over Sony HT-ST5000

  • Google Play Music compatible
  • Amazon Music compatible

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Sony HT-ST5000
7.8
VIZIO SB3651-E6
7
7
5
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Common

Product

Sony HT-ST5000
VIZIO SB3651-E6

Model

HT-ST5000
SB3651-E6

Brand

Sony
VIZIO

Reviews

139
322

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 Bluetooth, music service
power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up

Audio features

Built-in channels

7.1.2
5.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

140

Separate speaker (in package)

0
2

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wired

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1
1

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, TIDAL, Napster, SiriusXM, Qobuz, Chromecast, iHeart
Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
1

NFC

HDMI input/output

3/1
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

117.8 x 7.8 x 14.4/46.4 x 3.1 x 5.7
91.4 x 5 x 7.6/36 x 2.1 x 3.2

Weight, kg/pounds

8.1/18
1.8/4.6
Sony HT-ST5000
VIZIO SB3651-E6
Sony HT-ST5000
VIZIO SB3651-E6

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.8
  • 7
  • 7.8Sony HT-ST5000
  • 7VIZIO SB3651-E6

The Sony HT-ST5000 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Sony HT-ST5000 price