VIZIO SB36512-F6 vs VIZIO SB3651-E6 review

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Rating 5 5
VIZIO SB36512-F6
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VIZIO SB3651-E6

The VIZIO SB36512-F6 vs VIZIO SB3651-E6 comparison proves that these soundbars have many common features. Based on our rating, both soundbars have the same overall rating of 7. The set of control buttons for competitors is the same and is: power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the VIZIO SB36512-F6 has 5.1.2 versus 5.1 for the VIZIO SB3651-E6. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. Both models received our 8 rating of 10 for their audio features and specs. Both models support 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. Each soundbar has 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, the SB36512-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 VIZIO SB36512-F6.

Multichannel surround

Only the SB36512-F6 has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. The soundbars do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X. Compared devices do not have DTS Virtual:X support. For multichannel surround VIZIO SB36512-F6 got a rating of 5, and VIZIO SB3651-E6 2 out of 10.

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VIZIO SB36512-F6
7
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7
7
5
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Common

Product

VIZIO SB36512-F6
VIZIO SB3651-E6

Model

SB36512-F6
SB3651-E6

Brand

VIZIO
VIZIO

Reviews

90
306

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, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up

Audio features

Built-in channels

5.1.2
5.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

Separate speaker (in package)

2
2

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wired

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1
1

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, TIDAL, VIZIO SmartCast, Chromecast
Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
1

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/0
1/0

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
1/0

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 6.3 x 8.1/36 x 2.5 x 3.1
91.4 x 5 x 7.6/36 x 2.1 x 3.2

Weight, kg/pounds

2.5/5.6
1.8/4.6
VIZIO SB36512-F6
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VIZIO SB36512-F6
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Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

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  • 7
  • 7
  • 7VIZIO SB36512-F6
  • 7VIZIO SB3651-E6

The VIZIO SB36512-F6 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check VIZIO SB36512-F6 price