Sony HT-X8500 vs VIZIO SB3651-F6 comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, HT-X8500 has a total rating of 6 out of 10 versus 6.8 for SB3651-F6. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, input, Bluetooth 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-X8500 has 2.1 versus 5.1 for the VIZIO SB3651-F6. Only the Sony HT-X8500 has a built-in subwoofer. The Sony HT-X8500 got our rating of 6 out of 10, and the VIZIO SB3651-F6 8 for its audio features and specs.
Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Spotify support is available on the SB3651-F6.
Only the VIZIO SB3651-F6 can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Sony HT-X8500 has 1/1 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, each of the soundbars received a rating of 8/10.
App control is available for the SB3651-F6. None of the models under consideration have a built-in microphone. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.
Only the HT-X8500 has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the HT-X8500. For multichannel surround Sony HT-X8500 got a rating of 10, and VIZIO SB3651-F6 6 out of 10.
The VIZIO SB3651-F6 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check VIZIO SB3651-F6 price