VIZIO SB3651-E6 vs LG SL5Y review

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VIZIO SB3651-E6 vs LG SL5Y review

VIZIO SB3651-E6
vs
LG SL5Y

The present review is aimed to compare two soundbars - VIZIO SB3651-E6 vs LG SL5Y 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 5 for SL5Y. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up and power, volume down, volume up, function, 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 LG SL5Y. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. Both models received our 7 rating of 10 for their audio features and specs. Spotify support is available on the SB3651-E6.

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 LG SL5Y. 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. 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.

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 LG SL5Y 6 out of 10.

Advantages VIZIO SB3651-E6 over LG SL5Y

  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Spotify support
  • WI-FI enabled
  • App control
  • Microphone
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Common

Product

VIZIO SB3651-E6
LG SL5Y

Model

SB3651-E6
SL5Y

Brand

VIZIO
LG

Reviews

419
311

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
power, volume down, volume up, function

Audio features

Built-in channels

5.1
2.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

400 (overall)

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

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

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital

DTS:X

DTS (other)

has not
DTS Virtual:X

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
89 x 5.5 x 8.6/35. x 2.2 x 3.4

Weight, kg/pounds

1.8/4.6
2.3/5.2

Other

Release year

2017
2019
VIZIO SB3651-E6
LG SL5Y
VIZIO SB3651-E6
LG SL5Y

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.6
  • 5
  • 7.6VIZIO SB3651-E6
  • 5LG SL5Y

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VIZIO SB3651-E6 competitors

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