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Vizio SB3851-D0 Soundbar (2016)
JBL Bar Studio 2.0 Soundbar (2017) (JBLBARSBLKAM)
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Vizio SB3851-D0 5.1 Channel Soundbar (2016) vs JBL Bar Studio 2.0 Soundbar (2017)

Vizio SB3851-D0 Soundbar (2016)

Low/no data
TechGearLab: 7.3/10
Techradar: 7.0/10

JBL Bar Studio 2.0 Soundbar (2017) (JBLBARSBLKAM)

Low/no data
Reviewed: Ranked #5 out of 5
What Hi-Fi?: 8.0/10
Analysis:

We couldn't find enough data on either option to be able to come to any reliable conclusions. We strongly suggest that you take a look at some other Soundbars instead.

The Vizio SB3851-D0 Soundbar (2016) managed to earn a spot in roundups from two sources that are known for their trustworthy review methodology - TechGearLab and Techradar - but fell short of making it to the top of their lists.

As for the JBL Bar Studio 2.0 Soundbar (2017) (JBLBARSBLKAM) - Reviewed, a source that conducts reliable hands-on testing, has featured it in its The Best Soundbars Under $500 of 2020 roundup. However, it didn't make it to any of the top spots.

We tried doing a direct Vizio SB3851-D0 Soundbar (2016) vs. JBL Bar Studio 2.0 Soundbar (2017) (JBLBARSBLKAM) review score comparison but couldn't find any sources that tested both.

Next, we took a look at which sources liked them best and found that the Vizio SB3851-D0 Soundbar (2016) most impressed the reviewers at TechGearLab, who gave it a score of 7.3, whereas the JBL Bar Studio 2.0 Soundbar (2017) (JBLBARSBLKAM) did best in its What Hi-Fi? review - it scored 8 points.

Lastly, we averaged out all of their review data to compare them to their competitors. We found that the JBL Bar Studio 2.0 Soundbar (2017) (JBLBARSBLKAM), with its 8.0 out of 10 points, got reviewed noticeably better than most of its competitors - the average Soundbar score being 7.6 - whereas the Vizio SB3851-D0 Soundbar (2016) performed worse, with an average of merely 7.2.

Comparison of expert ratings
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Tech. Specs Comparison
Vizio SB3851-D0 Soundbar (2016)
JBL Bar Studio 2.0 Soundbar (2017) (JBLBARSBLKAM)
Amplification
Active
Active
Channels
5.1
2.0
Dolby Atmos
No
No
Voice Control
No
No
Has average expert review score
7.6
Overall Avg. for Soundbars
7.2
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Has average expert review score
7.6
Overall Avg. for Soundbars
8.0
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Recommendations
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Recommended by trusted experts
Reviewed
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Ranked #5 out of 5
in “The Best Soundbars Under $200 of 2020” 
Last updated: 18 Oct 2019
Reviewed
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Ranked #8 out of 8
in “The Best Soundbars Under $300 of 2020” 
Last updated: 4 days ago
Reviewed
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Ranked #13 out of 13
in “The Best Soundbars Under $500 of 2020” 
Last updated: 13 Mar 2020

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