JBL Bar 2.1 vs VIZIO SB46514-F6 review

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Rating 5 5
JBL Bar 2.1
vs
VIZIO SB46514-F6

The JBL Bar 2.1 vs VIZIO SB46514-F6 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 7.6 for SB46514-F6. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, source and power, volume down, volume up, input, Bluetooth, respectively.

Audio features

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 5.1.4 for the VIZIO SB46514-F6. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. The JBL Bar 2.1 got our rating of 6 out of 10, and the VIZIO SB46514-F6 8 for its audio features and specs. Both models do not support Google Play Music. Spotify support not implemented in both 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 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, the Bar 2.1 received a rating of 7/10 versus 8/10, respectively.

Features

App control is available for the SB46514-F6. A built-in microphone is present in each model. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.

Multichannel surround

Only the SB46514-F6 has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. The soundbars do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X. The SB46514-F6 supports DTS Virtual:X. For multichannel surround JBL Bar 2.1 got a rating of 4, and VIZIO SB46514-F6 7 out of 10.

Advantages VIZIO SB46514-F6 over JBL Bar 2.1

  • App control
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos

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Common

Product

JBL Bar 2.1
VIZIO SB46514-F6

Model

Bar 2.1
SB46514-F6

Brand

JBL
VIZIO

Reviews

360
165

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

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.1
5.1.4

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

300 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
2

Separate speaker connections

wireless

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

has not
Pandora, Chromecast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
1

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/1
1/1

HDMI ARC

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)

1/0
1/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant
Google Assistant

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

96.5 x 5.8 x 6.8/38 x 2.3 x 2.7
116.8 x 8.4 x 6.4/46 x 2.5 x 3.3

Weight, kg/pounds

1.9/4.1
3.2/7.2
JBL Bar 2.1
VIZIO SB46514-F6
JBL Bar 2.1
VIZIO SB46514-F6

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5
  • 7.6
  • 5JBL Bar 2.1
  • 7.6VIZIO SB46514-F6

The VIZIO SB46514-F6 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check VIZIO SB46514-F6 price