VIZIO SB3651-F6 vs Sony HT-ST5000 review

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VIZIO SB3651-F6
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Sony HT-ST5000

VIZIO SB3651-F6 vs Sony HT-ST5000 comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, SB3651-F6 has a total rating of 6.6 out of 10 versus 7.8 for HT-ST5000. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up and power, volume down, volume up, input Bluetooth, music service, 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 7.1.2 for the Sony HT-ST5000. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. The SB3651-F6 has a wired and wireless connection to separate subwoofer, and the HT-ST5000 - wireless. The VIZIO SB3651-F6 got our rating of 8 out of 10, and the Sony HT-ST5000 9 for its audio features and specs.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Only the SB3651-F6 supports Google Play Music. Spotify is available on each of the soundbars.

Connectivity

These models have the ability to 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 3/1 of the Sony HT-ST5000. 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 9/10, respectively.

Features

App control is available in every soundbar. None of the models under consideration have a built-in microphone. Multi-room is only available for the Sony HT-ST5000.

Multichannel surround

Only the HT-ST5000 has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the HT-ST5000. The SB3651-F6 supports DTS Virtual:X. For multichannel surround VIZIO SB3651-F6 got a rating of 4, and Sony HT-ST5000 7 out of 10.

Advantages VIZIO SB3651-F6 over Sony HT-ST5000

  • Google Play Music compatible

Advantages Sony HT-ST5000 over VIZIO SB3651-F6

  • Multi-room support
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
VIZIO SB3651-F6
6.6
Sony HT-ST5000
7.8
5
7
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Common

Product

VIZIO SB3651-F6
Sony HT-ST5000

Model

SB3651-F6
HT-ST5000

Brand

VIZIO
Sony

Reviews

486
139

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, input Bluetooth, music service

Audio features

Built-in channels

5.1
7.1.2

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

140

Separate speaker (in package)

2
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1
1

Separate subwoofer connections

wired, wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, Chromecast, iHeart
Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, TIDAL, Napster, SiriusXM, Qobuz, Chromecast, iHeart

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
1

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/0
3/1

HDMI ARC

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 Digital

Dolby Pro Logic II

DTS:X

DTS Virtual:X

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
117.8 x 7.8 x 14.4/46.4 x 3.1 x 5.7

Weight, kg/pounds

2.1/4.6
8.1/18
VIZIO SB3651-F6
Sony HT-ST5000
VIZIO SB3651-F6
Sony HT-ST5000

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6.6
  • 7.8
  • 6.6VIZIO SB3651-F6
  • 7.8Sony HT-ST5000

The Sony HT-ST5000 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Sony HT-ST5000 price