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Vizio 38" 5.1 Sound Bar System

Vizio 38" 5.1 Sound Bar System
alaScore 89

233 reviews

Sep, 2020

alaTest has collected and analyzed 233 reviews of Vizio 38" 5.1 Sound Bar System. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and design. The sound and price also get good feedback.

usability, price, sound, design, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Vizio 38" 5.1 Sound Bar System is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Vizio 38" 5.1 Sound Bar System

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 151 user reviews of Vizio 38" 5.1 Sound Bar System from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. Opinions about the size and design are overall positive. The sound and price also get good feedback.

usability, price, sound, design, size

89% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2020

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Visio 5.1 sound bar - great bang for the buck

 

I purchased this locally from a department store that was selling them for $149 during the Black Friday weekend. I'd been looking at getting one of these for some time now and this seemed a perfect opportunity. The surround sound is MUCH better than...

This unit was very well packaged and was in perfect shape when opened. The bass, mids, and highs are sound good to me... not over-powering by any means but good. The center channel is especially good in that we can now hear dialog clearly, even when...

My son and I had trouble getting the sup / satellite speakers to connect via Bluetooth to the sound bar. We followed the steps in the quick setup guide to the letter, yet the sound bar continued to search for the sub. After about an hour of fiddling,...

Dec, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Would be better with a TV

 

Sounds great! The ability to have the speakers and sub isolated and not have to run any wires from the bar/wall/ceiling is incredibly nice. The bar looks clean and is allot larger that most you see. Not as good as a full surround sound but for the...

Heavy! Get some solid dry wall anchors if you are mounting it! The way it wall mounts it creates a bad angle on the bracket and can easily strip out of the wall, make sure you anchor this bad boy! The review would be better provided my TV new egg...

Sep, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Would be better with a TV

 

Sounds great! The ability to have the speakers and sub isolated and not have to run any wires from the bar/wall/ceiling is incredibly nice. The bar looks clean and is allot larger that most you see. Not as good as a full surround sound but for the...

Heavy! Get some solid dry wall anchors if you are mounting it! The way it wall mounts it creates a bad angle on the bracket and can easily strip out of the wall, make sure you anchor this bad boy! The review would be better provided my TV new egg...

Sep, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

More of a response to Jonathan

 

Reading Jonathan's Review, I am a bit perplexed at the lack of understanding how satellite speakers and center speakers work. Dialogue is always piped through the center channel whilst sound effects, ambient sound and other sound effects are part of...

Inexpensive

Don't have it yet

Aug, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

More of a response to Jonathan

 

Reading Jonathan's Review, I am a bit perplexed at the lack of understanding how satellite speakers and center speakers work. Dialogue is always piped through the center channel whilst sound effects, ambient sound and other sound effects are part of...

Inexpensive

Don't have it yet

Aug, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Complete Junk

 

I bought these as a gift to my mother-in-law so her husband would have speakers back beside him and could hear better and wouldn't have to blast the TV audio while she's sleeping. They made the situation worse, these were the worst waste of $280 in my...

Set up was easy. Bluetooth syncing worked instantly with no issues

The satellite speakers in the back always completely drown out the center speaker bar. This wouldn't be an issue if they pushed out anything other than ambient sound effects and background music. Watching a WW2 documentary amounts to hearing nothing...

Jun, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Complete Junk

 

I bought these as a gift to my mother-in-law so her husband would have speakers back beside him and could hear better and wouldn't have to blast the TV audio while she's sleeping. They made the situation worse, these were the worst waste of $280 in my...

Set up was easy. Bluetooth syncing worked instantly with no issues.

The satellite speakers in the back always completely drown out the center speaker bar. This wouldn't be an issue if they pushed out anything other than ambient sound effects and background music. Watching a WW2 documentary amounts to hearing nothing...

Jun, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Complete Junk

 

I bought these as a gift to my mother-in-law so her husband would have speakers back beside him and could hear better and wouldn't have to blast the TV audio while she's sleeping. They made the situation worse, these were the worst waste of $280 in my...

Set up was easy. Bluetooth syncing worked instantly with no issues

The satellite speakers in the back always completely drown out the center speaker bar. This wouldn't be an issue if they pushed out anything other than ambient sound effects and background music. Watching a WW2 documentary amounts to hearing nothing...

Jun, 2015

Consumer review (tigerdirect.com)

The honest truth

 

The system was delivered on time with no damages. The sound bar, subwoofer and rear speakers are very visually pleasing. The setup was ridiculously easy in my opinion. The sound bar to my great surprised fit like a glove beneath my LG 55' Flatscreen....

Jun, 2015

Consumer review (walmart.com)

VIZIO SB3851-C0 38" 5.1 Sound Bar System

 

I received this idem on time in New condition. It was easy to set up and the sound is like sitting in the movie theater. I had to change the setup in my cable box from stereo to L-PCM to get surround sound when watching tv but other then that setup is...

Mar, 2016

Price comparison for Vizio 38" 5.1 Sound Bar System

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VIZIO SB4051-D5 Smartcast 40” 5.1 Slim Sound Bar...
True 5.1 listening: enjoy 5.1 Surround sound with the included rear Surround sound speakers and wireless...
$289.00 TO SHOP
VIZIO SmartCast 36" 5.1 Wireless Soundbar System...
Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Enabled for Wireless Streaming
$328.00 TO SHOP
Vizio V51-H6 36" 5.1 Channel Home Theater Soundbar...
Low-Profile Design and Brilliant Clarity with 6 Full-range Speakers
$177.00 TO SHOP
VIZIO 2.1 Sound Bar SB3821-C6 with Wireless...
Enjoy 100 dB of room filling, crystal clear sound with less than 1 percent total harmonic distortion
$149.00 TO SHOP
VIZIO SB3651-E6B 5.1 Soundbar Home Speaker, Black...
Stream music from any Chromecast enabled audio app over Wi-Fi with no interruptions
$179.00 TO SHOP
VIZIO SB3651-F6 36" 5.1 Home Theater Sound Bar...
True 5.1 listening: enjoy True 5.1 surround sound with the included rear Surround sound speakers and...
$179.00 TO SHOP
VIZIO SB3621N-E8 2.1 Speaker System - Wireless...
Enjoy 100 dB of room-filling, crystal-clear sound with less than 1% total harmonic distortion
$224.00 TO SHOP
VIZIO SB46514-F6 46" 5.1.4 Home Theater Sound System...
Dimensions: Sound bar: 46.00" x 2.52" x 3.34" | Sound bar weight: 7.20 pounds| Satellite speaker: 3.00" x 6...
$759.00 TO SHOP
VIZIO SB36512-F6 5.1 Soundbar Home Speaker (2018)
Premium cinema experience at home: Built in upward firing speakers & true 5.1.2 surround sound with Dolby...
$449.00 TO SHOP
Vizio SmartCast SB4051-D5 40" 5.1-Channel Bluetooth...
High-caliber audio with elegant style, and Google Cast built in
$229.00 TO SHOP

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