VIZIO SB36512-F6 vs VIZIO SB3651-F6 comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, SB36512-F6 has a total rating of 7.4 out of 10 versus 6.8 for SB3651-F6. The set of control buttons for competitors is the same and is: power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up.
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-F6. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. The SB36512-F6 has a wireless connection to separate subwoofer, and the SB3651-F6 - wired and wireless. Both models received our 8 rating of 10 for their audio features and specs.
Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Spotify is available on each of the soundbars.
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, each of the soundbars received a rating of 8/10.
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.
Only the SB36512-F6 has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. The soundbars do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X. For multichannel surround VIZIO SB36512-F6 got a rating of 7, and VIZIO SB3651-F6 6 out of 10.