VIZIO SB3651-F6 vs JBL Bar Studio review

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VIZIO SB3651-F6 vs JBL Bar Studio comparison chart

VIZIO SB3651-F6 vs JBL Bar Studio review

VIZIO SB3651-F6
vs
JBL Bar Studio

l would like to share my experience after comparing and testing two soundbars – VIZIO SB3651-F6 vs JBL Bar Studio. The VIZIO SB3651-F6 was rated 6.8, while the JBL Bar Studio has a rating 5. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up for the SB3651-F6 and volume down, volume up, power, source for the Bar Studio.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that SB3651-F6 has 5.1 and Bar Studio has 2.0. The built-in subwoofer is not implemented in any of these models. An external subwoofer connects to the SB3651-F6 via wired and wireless, but Bar Studio has wireless connection type. Rate 8 out of 10 received the VIZIO SB3651-F6 for audio features and specs, but the JBL Bar Studio received 5 out of 10.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. The SB3651-F6 can play audio from Spotify.

Connectivity

Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the SB3651-F6. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs are in each of soundbars. As in the SB3651-F6, so in the Bar Studio there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the SB3651-F6 at 8 out of 10, while the Bar Studio was rated 6/10.

Features

The manufacturer of the SB3651-F6 provides a device control application. Soundbars in this review are not 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-F6 or Bar Studio. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The SB3651-F6 was rated 6/10, while the Bar Studio received a mark of 5/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages VIZIO SB3651-F6 over JBL Bar Studio

  • Separate subwoofer in package
  • Spotify support
  • WI-FI enabled
  • App control
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Common

Product

VIZIO SB3651-F6
JBL Bar Studio

Model

SB3651-F6
Bar Studio

Brand

VIZIO
JBL

Reviews

520
788

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, power, source

Audio features

Built-in channels

5.1
2.0

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

30

Separate speaker (in package)

2
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
has not

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wired, wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, Chromecast, iHeart
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/0
1/0

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

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II

DTS:X

DTS (other)

DTS Virtual:X
has not

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

91.4 x 5.3 x 8.1/36 x 2.1 x 3.2
61.4 x 5.8 x 8.6/24.2 x 2.3 x 3.4

Weight, kg/pounds

2.1/4.6
1.4/3.1

Other

Release year

2018
2019
VIZIO SB3651-F6
JBL Bar Studio
VIZIO SB3651-F6
JBL Bar Studio

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6.8
  • 5
  • 6.8VIZIO SB3651-F6
  • 5JBL Bar Studio

The VIZIO SB3651-F6 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check VIZIO SB3651-F6 price

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