The VIZIO SB3651-E6 vs Sony HT-X8500 comparison proves that these soundbars have many common features. Based on our rating, SB3651-E6 has a total rating of 7.6 out of 10 versus 6 for HT-X8500. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up and power, volume down, volume up, input, Bluetooth, respectively.
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 Sony HT-X8500. Only the Sony HT-X8500 has a built-in subwoofer. The VIZIO SB3651-E6 got our rating of 7 out of 10, and the Sony HT-X8500 6 for its audio features and specs. Spotify support is available on the SB3651-E6.
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 Sony HT-X8500. 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 8/10. App control is available for the SB3651-E6. A built-in microphone is present only on the SB3651-E6. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.
Only the HT-X8500 has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the HT-X8500. For multichannel surround VIZIO SB3651-E6 got a rating of 4, and Sony HT-X8500 10 out of 10.
The VIZIO SB3651-E6 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check VIZIO SB3651-E6 price