Vizio V51-H6 vs Bose Smart Ultra Soundbar review

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Vizio V51-H6 vs Bose Smart Ultra Soundbar comparison chart

Overall
Vizio V51-H6
6
Bose Smart Ultra Soundbar
8.4
8
9

Vizio V51-H6 vs Bose Smart Ultra Soundbar review

Vizio V51-H6
vs
Bose Smart Ultra Soundbar

The present review is aimed to compare two soundbars - Vizio V51-H6 vs Bose Smart Ultra Soundbar that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema and music lovers. Based on our rating, V51-H6 has a total rating of 6 out of 10 versus 8.4 for Smart Ultra Soundbar.

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 5.1.2 for the Bose Smart Ultra Soundbar. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. The V51-H6 has a wired and wireless connection to separate subwoofer, and the Smart Ultra Soundbar - wired. The Vizio V51-H6 got our rating of 7 out of 10, and the Bose Smart Ultra Soundbar 8 for its audio features and specs.

Streaming services

Spotify support is available on the Smart Ultra Soundbar.

Connectivity

Only the Bose Smart Ultra Soundbar 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 Bose Smart Ultra Soundbar. 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 9/10, respectively. App control is available in every soundbar. A built-in microphone is present in each model. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.

Multichannel surround

Only the Smart Ultra Soundbar 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 Bose Smart Ultra Soundbar 6 out of 10.

Advantages Vizio V51-H6 over Bose Smart Ultra Soundbar

  • Separate subwoofer in package

Advantages Bose Smart Ultra Soundbar over Vizio V51-H6

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

Product

Vizio V51-H6
Bose Smart Ultra Soundbar

Model

V51-H6
Smart Ultra Soundbar

Brand

Vizio
Bose

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
5.1.2

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

Separate speaker (in package)

2
0

Separate speaker connections

wired, wireless
has not

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wired, wireless
wired

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

Weight, kg/pounds

2/5

Other

Release year

2020
2022
Vizio V51-H6
Bose Smart Ultra Soundbar
Vizio V51-H6
Bose Smart Ultra Soundbar

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6
  • 8.4
  • 6Vizio V51-H6
  • 8.4Bose Smart Ultra Soundbar

Vizio V51-H6 competitors

Bose Smart Ultra Soundbar competitors