Vizio V51-H6 vs JBL Bar 9.1 review

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Vizio V51-H6 vs JBL Bar 9.1 comparison chart

Vizio V51-H6 vs JBL Bar 9.1 review

Vizio V51-H6
vs
JBL Bar 9.1

The Vizio V51-H6 vs JBL Bar 9.1 comparison proves that these soundbars have many common features. Based on our rating, V51-H6 has a total rating of 6 out of 10 versus 9 for Bar 9.1.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Vizio V51-H6 has 5.1 versus 9.1 for the JBL Bar 9.1. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. The V51-H6 has a wired and wireless connection to separate subwoofer, and the Bar 9.1 - wireless. The Vizio V51-H6 got our rating of 7 out of 10, and the JBL Bar 9.1 9 for its audio features and specs.

Streaming services

Spotify support is available on the Bar 9.1.

Connectivity

Only the JBL Bar 9.1 can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Vizio V51-H6 has 0/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 1/1 of the JBL Bar 9.1. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, the V51-H6 received a rating of 6/10 versus 10/10, respectively. App control is available in every soundbar. A built-in microphone is present in each model. Multi-room is only available for the JBL Bar 9.1.

Multichannel surround

Only the Bar 9.1 has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. The soundbars do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X. For multichannel surround Vizio V51-H6 got a rating of 5, and JBL Bar 9.1 7 out of 10.

Advantages JBL Bar 9.1 over Vizio V51-H6

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

Product

Vizio V51-H6
JBL Bar 9.1

Model

V51-H6
Bar 9.1

Brand

Vizio
JBL

Reviews

189
0

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, Bluetooth
has not

Audio features

Built-in channels

5.1
9.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

820 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

2
2

Separate speaker connections

wired, wireless
has not

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wired, wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
Pandora, SoundCloud

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

0/1
1/1

HDMI ARC

HDMI eARC

HDMI CEC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

1/0
0/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital

DTS:X

DTS (other)

DTS Virtual:X

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

99 x 27.2 x 40/39 x 11 x 16
88.4x6.2x1.2/34.8x2.4x4.7

Weight, kg/pounds

2/5
3.7/8.1

Other

Release year

2020
2020
Vizio V51-H6
JBL Bar 9.1
Vizio V51-H6
JBL Bar 9.1

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6
  • 9
  • 6Vizio V51-H6
  • 9JBL Bar 9.1