VIZIO SB36512-F6 vs JBL Bar 2.1

SB36512-F6 vs Bar 2.1 comparison chart

Overall
VIZIO SB36512-F6
7.4
JBL Bar 2.1
6
7
8
Votes 3 3
Rating 3.7 3.7
VIZIO SB36512-F6

Nov 22, 2019

Have a look at the 36-inch Vizio 5.1.2 home theater speaker system with Dolby Atmos (or, technically speaking, SB36512-F6). This soundbar comes with two satellite speakers, a subwoofer and the abilit...

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JBL Bar 2.1

Jan 31, 2020

The JBL Bar 2.1 Soundbar delivers studio-quality sound, helping you enjoy your favorite movies and TV shows as well as listening to music. Check this JBL Bar 2.1 review for more info and all the JBL B...

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Common

Product

VIZIO SB36512-F6
JBL Bar 2.1

Model

SB36512-F6
Bar 2.1

Brand

VIZIO
JBL

Reviews

150
548

General

Placement type

table-top, wall-mountable
table-top, wall-mountable

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

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

Audio features

Built-in channels

5.1.2
2.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

300 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

2
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
has not

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, TIDAL, VIZIO SmartCast, Chromecast
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/0
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

1/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

1/0
1/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital

DTS:X

DTS (other)

has not
has not

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

91.4 x 6.3 x 8.1/36 x 2.5 x 3.1
96.5 x 5.8 x 6.8/38 x 2.3 x 2.7

Weight, kg/pounds

2.5/5.6
1.9/4.1

Other

Release year

2018
2019
VIZIO SB36512-F6
JBL Bar 2.1
VIZIO SB36512-F6
JBL Bar 2.1

Soundbars CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.4
  • 6
  • 7.4VIZIO SB36512-F6
  • 6JBL Bar 2.1