VIZIO SB3651-F6 vs Polk Audio MagniFi One review

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VIZIO SB3651-F6
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Polk Audio MagniFi One

In this article, we will talk about VIZIO SB3651-F6 vs Polk Audio MagniFi One comparison. The VIZIO SB3651-F6 was rated 6.6, while the Polk Audio MagniFi One has a rating 4.7. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up for the SB3651-F6 and power, volume down, volume up, source, bass up/down, mute, Bluetooth for the MagniFi One.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that SB3651-F6 has 5.1 and MagniFi One has 2.1. The built-in subwoofer is not implemented in any of these models. An external subwoofer connects to the SB3651-F6 via wired and wireless, but MagniFi One has wireless connection type. Rate 8 out of 10 received the VIZIO SB3651-F6 for audio features and specs, but the Polk Audio MagniFi One received 6 out of 10.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Google Play Music service is only in the SB3651-F6. The SB3651-F6 can play audio from Spotify.

Connectivity

Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the SB3651-F6. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) is implemented only in the SB3651-F6. We rated the connectivity of the SB3651-F6 at 8 out of 10, while the MagniFi One was rated 5/10.

Features

The manufacturer of the SB3651-F6 provides a device control application. Soundbars in this review are not equipped with a microphone. The models under consideration cannot become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder support is not implemented in either the SB3651-F6 or MagniFi One. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The SB3651-F6 has a modern feature such as DTS Virtual:X. The same score of 4/10 was put to the soundbars for multichannel surround support.

Advantages VIZIO SB3651-F6 over Polk Audio MagniFi One

  • Google Play Music compatible
  • Spotify support
  • WI-FI enabled
  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support
  • App control

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
VIZIO SB3651-F6
6.6
Polk Audio MagniFi One
4.7
5
4
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Common

Product

VIZIO SB3651-F6
Polk Audio MagniFi One

Model

SB3651-F6
MagniFi One

Brand

VIZIO
Polk Audio

Reviews

486
207

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, source, bass up/down, mute, Bluetooth

Audio features

Built-in channels

5.1
2.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

240 (overall)

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
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/0
0/0

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

1/0
1/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

1/0
0/0

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
88.1 x 5 x 8.3/34.7 x 2 x 3.3

Weight, kg/pounds

2.1/4.6
VIZIO SB3651-F6
Polk Audio MagniFi One
VIZIO SB3651-F6
Polk Audio MagniFi One

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6.6
  • 4.7
  • 6.6VIZIO SB3651-F6
  • 4.7Polk Audio MagniFi One

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