The JBL Bar 2.1 vs VIZIO SB3820-C6 comparison proves that these soundbars have many common features. Based on our rating, Bar 2.1 has a total rating of 5 out of 10 versus 4.6 for SB3820-C6. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, source 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 JBL Bar 2.1 has 2.1 versus 2.0 for the VIZIO SB3820-C6. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. The JBL Bar 2.1 got our rating of 6 out of 10, and the VIZIO SB3820-C6 5 for its audio features and specs.
Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Both models do not support Google Play Music. Spotify support not implemented in both soundbars.
Only the JBL Bar 2.1 can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Only the Bar 2.1 supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, the Bar 2.1 received a rating of 7/10 versus 6/10, respectively. App control is available for the SB3820-C6. A built-in microphone is present only on the Bar 2.1. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.
None of soundbars equipped with Dolby Atmos multichannel audio decoder. The soundbars do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X. Compared devices do not have DTS Virtual:X support. For multichannel surround JBL Bar 2.1 got a rating of 4, and VIZIO SB3820-C6 2 out of 10.
The JBL Bar 2.1 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check JBL Bar 2.1 price