Sony HT-X8500 vs VIZIO SB3651-F6 review

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Sony HT-X8500 vs VIZIO SB3651-F6 review

Sony HT-X8500
vs
VIZIO SB3651-F6

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.

Audio features

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.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Spotify support is available on the SB3651-F6.

Connectivity

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.

Features

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.

Multichannel surround

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.

Advantages Sony HT-X8500 over VIZIO SB3651-F6

  • Built-in subwoofer
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X

Advantages VIZIO SB3651-F6 over Sony HT-X8500

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

Product

Sony HT-X8500
VIZIO SB3651-F6

Model

HT-X8500
SB3651-F6

Brand

Sony
VIZIO

Reviews

138
520

General

Placement type

table-top, wall-mountable
table-top, wall-mountable

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

power, volume down, volume up, input, Bluetooth
power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.1
5.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

Separate speaker (in package)

0
2

Separate speaker connections

wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wired, wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
Pandora, Chromecast, iHeart

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
1

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/1
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

0/0
1/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

0/0
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 Plus, Dolby True HD
Dolby Digital

DTS:X

DTS (other)

DTS HD, DTS ES, DTS 96/24
DTS Virtual:X

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

89 x 6.4 x 9.9/35.1 x 2.6 x 3.8
91.4 x 5.3 x 8.1/36 x 2.1 x 3.2

Weight, kg/pounds

3.1/6.1
2.1/4.6

Other

Release year

2020
2018
Sony HT-X8500
VIZIO SB3651-F6
Sony HT-X8500
VIZIO SB3651-F6

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6
  • 6.8
  • 6Sony HT-X8500
  • 6.8VIZIO SB3651-F6

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

Sony HT-X8500 competitors

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