VIZIO SB3651-E6 vs Vizio V21-H8 review

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

VIZIO SB3651-E6 vs Vizio V21-H8 comparison chart

Overall
VIZIO SB3651-E6
7.6
Vizio V21-H8
5.5
8
8

VIZIO SB3651-E6 vs Vizio V21-H8 review

VIZIO SB3651-E6
vs
Vizio V21-H8

I had a chance to test and compare two models: VIZIO SB3651-E6 vs Vizio V21-H8 and this review should help people who are looking for a good soundbar. The VIZIO SB3651-E6 was rated 7.6, while the Vizio V21-H8 has a rating 5.5. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up for the SB3651-E6 and power, volume down, volume up, source, Bluetooth for the V21-H8.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that SB3651-E6 has 5.1 and V21-H8 has 2.1. The built-in subwoofer is not implemented in any of these models. An external subwoofer connects to the SB3651-E6 via wireless, but V21-H8 has wired and wireless connection type. Rate 7 out of 10 received the VIZIO SB3651-E6 for audio features and specs, but the Vizio V21-H8 received 6 out of 10. The SB3651-E6 can play audio from Spotify.

Connectivity

Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the SB3651-E6. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs in the VIZIO SB3651-E6 versus 0/1 HDMIs in the Vizio V21-H8. As in the SB3651-E6, so in the V21-H8 there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the SB3651-E6 at 8 out of 10, while the V21-H8 was rated 6/10.

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 support is not implemented in either the SB3651-E6 or V21-H8. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The SB3651-E6 was rated 4/10, while the V21-H8 received a mark of 5/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages VIZIO SB3651-E6 over Vizio V21-H8

  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Spotify support
  • WI-FI enabled
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Common

Product

VIZIO SB3651-E6
Vizio V21-H8

Model

SB3651-E6
V21-H8

Brand

VIZIO
Vizio

Reviews

419
21

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, source, Bluetooth

Audio features

Built-in channels

5.1
2.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

Separate speaker (in package)

2
0

Separate speaker connections

wired
wired, wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wired, 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
0/1

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
1/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

Google Assistant
Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri

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
100 x 27.4 x 37.6/39 x 11 x 15

Weight, kg/pounds

1.8/4.6
2/5

Other

Release year

2017
2020
VIZIO SB3651-E6
Vizio V21-H8
VIZIO SB3651-E6
Vizio V21-H8

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.6
  • 5.5
  • 7.6VIZIO SB3651-E6
  • 5.5Vizio V21-H8

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