Vizio V51-H6 vs VIZIO M512a-H6 review

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Vizio V51-H6 vs VIZIO M512a-H6 comparison chart

Vizio V51-H6 vs VIZIO M512a-H6 review

Vizio V51-H6
vs
VIZIO M512a-H6

I had a chance to test and compare two models: Vizio V51-H6 vs VIZIO M512a-H6 and this review should help people who are looking for a good soundbar. The Vizio V51-H6 was rated 6, while the VIZIO M512a-H6 has a rating 5.6. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, volume down, volume up, source, Bluetooth for the V51-H6 and power, source, demo, volume down, volume up for the M512a-H6.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that V51-H6 has 5.1 and M512a-H6 has 5.1.2. 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 M512a-H6 has wireless connection type. Rate 7 out of 10 received the Vizio V51-H6 for audio features and specs, but the VIZIO M512a-H6 received 8 out of 10.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. The units in this comparison do not support Spotify.

Connectivity

Both models do not have a wireless Wi-Fi interface. 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 VIZIO M512a-H6. As in the V51-H6, so in the M512a-H6 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 M512a-H6 was rated 8/10. The manufacturer of the V51-H6 provides a device control application. The Vizio V51-H6 equipped with a microphone. The models under consideration cannot become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder is onboard the M512a-H6. The M512a-H6 can work with surround sound due to DTS:X support. The V51-H6 was rated 5/10, while the M512a-H6 received a mark of 8/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages Vizio V51-H6 over VIZIO M512a-H6

  • App control
  • Microphone

Advantages VIZIO M512a-H6 over Vizio V51-H6

  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X
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Common

Product

Vizio V51-H6
VIZIO M512a-H6

Model

V51-H6
M512a-H6

Brand

Vizio
VIZIO

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
power, source, demo, volume down, volume up

Audio features

Built-in channels

5.1
5.1.2

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

Separate speaker (in package)

2
2

Separate speaker connections

wired, wireless
wireless

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
has not

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

N/A

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

99 x 27.2 x 40/39 x 11 x 16
101.6x6.8x10.3/40x2.6x4

Weight, kg/pounds

2/5
5.2/11.5

Other

Release year

2020
2022
Vizio V51-H6
VIZIO M512a-H6
Vizio V51-H6
VIZIO M512a-H6

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6
  • 5.6
  • 6Vizio V51-H6
  • 5.6VIZIO M512a-H6

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