VIZIO SB36512-F6 vs VIZIO SB3651-E6

VIZIO SB36512-F6 vs VIZIO SB3651-E6

VIZIO SB36512-F6 review

Comparing VIZIO SB36512-F6 vs VIZIO SB3651-E6, Vizio SB 36512-F6 is one of the most inexpensive ways to get the Dolby Atmos element in your arsenal of home speakers. The compact design includes dedicated rear speakers and the number of inputs exceeds the number of competitors with Bluetooth, HDMI input / output and Chromecast Wi-Fi music. The superb Vizio SB 36512-F6 combines Dolby Atmos effects into a compact soundbar with rear speakers and subwoofer - and all this at a very affordable price. There are 5.1.2 built-in channels. VIZIO SB 36512-F6

VIZIO SB3651-E6 review

Concerning VIZIO SB3651-E6 vs SB36512-F6, E6 doesn’t try to use DSP or artificial processing to simulate a surround-sound experience. Instead, a pair of dedicated speakers handle side-surround duties. The speakers are small enough to pass inspection from most spouses, but they'll raise eyebrows from home theater purists. The surround speakers plug into the subwoofer with very long long speaker wires terminating with RCA connectors. There are 5.1 built-in channels. VIZIO SB3651-E6

VIZIO SB 36512-F6 pros & cons

Pros

  • The satellite speakers have color coded inputs of blue and gray to help indicate which speaker is which
  • I’ve also Chromecasted music from my Google Play Music library directly onto the soundbar and having the sound setting being defaulted to “music” instead of “direct” also blew my mind away

Cons

  • It does not process HDR color information accurately with apple tv 4k

VIZIO SB3651-E6 pros & cons

Pros

  • A true 5.1-channel surround experience provide by discrete left and right surround speakers
  • SmartCast app provides top-notch integration with Google Chromecast
  • Great IR remote, and extensive control via SmartCast mobile app

Cons

  • Only average sound quality

Votes 3 3
Rating 3 3

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
VIZIO SB36512-F6
7
VIZIO SB3651-E6
6.8
7
5
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Common

Product

VIZIO SB36512-F6
VIZIO SB3651-E6

Model

SB36512-F6
SB3651-E6

Brand

VIZIO
VIZIO

Reviews

103
270

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, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up

Audio features

Built-in channels

5.1.2
5.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

Separate speaker (in package)

2
2

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wired

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1
1

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, TIDAL, VIZIO SmartCast, Chromecast
Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
1

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/0
1/0

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

1/0
1/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

1/0
1/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby Digital

Dolby Pro Logic II

DTS:X

DTS Virtual:X

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
91.4 x 5 x 7.6/36 x 2.1 x 3.2

Weight, kg/pounds

2.5/5.6
1.8/4.6
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  • 7VIZIO SB36512-F6
  • 6.8VIZIO SB3651-E6

The VIZIO SB36512-F6 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check VIZIO SB36512-F6 price