Sony HT-ST5000 vs VIZIO SB3651-F6 comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, HT-ST5000 has a total rating of 8.6 out of 10 versus 6.8 for SB3651-F6. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, input Bluetooth, music service and power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up, respectively.
Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Sony HT-ST5000 has 7.1.2 versus 5.1 for the VIZIO SB3651-F6. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. The HT-ST5000 has a wireless connection to separate subwoofer, and the SB3651-F6 - wired and wireless. The Sony HT-ST5000 got our rating of 9 out of 10, and the VIZIO SB3651-F6 8 for its audio features and specs.
Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Spotify is available on each of the soundbars.
These models have the ability to connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Sony HT-ST5000 has 3/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 1/0 of the VIZIO SB3651-F6. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, the HT-ST5000 received a rating of 9/10 versus 8/10, respectively. App control is available in every soundbar. A built-in microphone is present only on the HT-ST5000. Multi-room is only available for the Sony HT-ST5000.
Only the HT-ST5000 has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the HT-ST5000. For multichannel surround Sony HT-ST5000 got a rating of 8, and VIZIO SB3651-F6 6 out of 10.