Vizio V51-H6 vs JBL BAR 700 review

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Vizio V51-H6 vs JBL BAR 700 comparison chart

Vizio V51-H6 vs JBL BAR 700 review

Vizio V51-H6

l would like to share my experience after comparing and testing two soundbars – Vizio V51-H6 vs JBL BAR 700. The Vizio V51-H6 was rated 6, while the JBL BAR 700 has a rating 8.8. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, volume down, volume up, source, Bluetooth for the V51-H6 and power, volume down, volume up for the BAR 700.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. By the number of channels, the devices do not differ. The built-in subwoofer is not implemented in any of these models. An external subwoofer connects to the V51-H6 via wired and wireless, but BAR 700 has wireless connection type. Rate 7 out of 10 received the Vizio V51-H6 for audio features and specs, but the JBL BAR 700 received 8 out of 10.

Streaming services

The BAR 700 can play audio from Spotify.


Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the BAR 700. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 0/1 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Vizio V51-H6 versus 1/1 HDMIs in the JBL BAR 700. As in the V51-H6, so in the BAR 700 there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the V51-H6 at 6 out of 10, while the BAR 700 was rated 10/10. Each of the soundbars can be controlled using the application. The soundbars in this review are equipped with a microphone. The models under consideration cannot become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder is onboard the BAR 700. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The V51-H6 was rated 5/10, while the BAR 700 received a mark of 7/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages JBL BAR 700 over Vizio V51-H6

  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Spotify support
  • WI-FI enabled
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
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