VIZIO SB3651-F6 vs Polk Audio Command Bar review

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

VIZIO SB3651-F6 vs Polk Audio Command Bar comparison chart

Overall
VIZIO SB3651-F6
6.8
Polk Audio Command Bar
6.6
4
10

VIZIO SB3651-F6 vs Polk Audio Command Bar review

VIZIO SB3651-F6
vs
Polk Audio Command Bar

The present review is aimed to compare two soundbars - VIZIO SB3651-F6 vs Polk Audio Command Bar that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema and music lovers. Based on our rating, SB3651-F6 has a total rating of 6.8 out of 10 versus 6.6 for Command Bar. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up and volume down, volume up, microphone, action, respectively.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the VIZIO SB3651-F6 has 5.1 versus 2.1 for the Polk Audio Command Bar. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. The SB3651-F6 has a wired and wireless connection to separate subwoofer, and the Command Bar - wireless. The VIZIO SB3651-F6 got our rating of 8 out of 10, and the Polk Audio Command Bar 6 for its audio features and specs.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Spotify is available on each of the soundbars.

Connectivity

Only the VIZIO SB3651-F6 can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The VIZIO SB3651-F6 has 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 1/1 of the Polk Audio Command Bar. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, the SB3651-F6 received a rating of 8/10 versus 7/10, respectively. App control is available for the SB3651-F6. A built-in microphone is present only on the Command Bar. Multi-room is only available for the Polk Audio Command Bar.

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-F6 got a rating of 6, and Polk Audio Command Bar 5 out of 10.

Advantages VIZIO SB3651-F6 over Polk Audio Command Bar

  • WI-FI enabled
  • App control

Advantages Polk Audio Command Bar over VIZIO SB3651-F6

  • Microphone
  • Multi-room support
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Common

Product

VIZIO SB3651-F6
Polk Audio Command Bar

Model

SB3651-F6
Command Bar

Brand

VIZIO
Polk Audio

Reviews

520
1414

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, microphone, action

Audio features

Built-in channels

5.1
2.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

160 (overall)

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
1/1

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

Amazon Alexa

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital

DTS:X

DTS (other)

DTS Virtual:X
DTS Digital Surround

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
110 x 5 x 10.1/43.3 x 2.1 x 4.1

Weight, kg/pounds

2.1/4.6
1.8/4.9

Other

Release year

2018
2018
VIZIO SB3651-F6
Polk Audio Command Bar
VIZIO SB3651-F6
Polk Audio Command Bar

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6.8
  • 6.6
  • 6.8VIZIO SB3651-F6
  • 6.6Polk Audio Command Bar

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

VIZIO SB3651-F6 competitors

Polk Audio Command Bar competitors