The Best Vizio 5.1 Soundbar Settings – Tips and Tricks for Amazing Sound

The Vizio 5.1 Soundbar promises the user a surround sound experience but to achieve the deep and booming bass, the settings should also be optimized. To avoid a hassle and lengthy setup, our technical experts provided you with the best settings for Vizio 5.1 soundbar. It will help you achieve that room-shaking and immersive sound experience you always want. 

Tips to Get the Best Sound From Your Vizio 5.1 Soundbar

Placement and Setup

One of the key features of a soundbar is that it can be placed anywhere near the audio source: in front of the TV, behind the TV, attached to the wall, amongst others. To achieve optimal sound quality, choosing where to put it is a big consideration. 

Our team tested and concluded that the best position for the Vizio 5.1 soundbar is dependent on the placement of the TV. 

If your TV is mounted on the wall, mounting the soundbar is also an option as long as the distance is not more than 3”. If your TV is on top of a cabinet, it is best placed below the television. 

Vizio 5.1.2 Dolby Atmos Soundbar

These suggested placements ensure that sound goes directly to the listener and reflects the sounds through the walls creating a crisp surround sound experience. 

Disable Sound From Other Sources

To achieve the best quality sound from your soundbar, you need to disable sound from other sources. Once you have successfully connected your TV to the soundbar, there is no need for the TV speakers so it is best to disable it. 

When both the TV speakers and soundbar are used at the same time, the audio signal is transmitted to two outputs. As the process of producing the sound profile is very different between the two, the output sound tends to have an echo. 

Vizio 5.1.2 Dolby Atmos Soundbar Front View

Having several sound sources will also create multiple sound waves which will affect its reflection to the walls and result in distorted and low quality sounds. 

Use Cables

There are various ways to connect your soundbar to the TV or other audio sources. These include HDMI cables, RCA cables [1] headphone jack, and bluetooth connection.

For optimum sound quality, it is best to connect the soundbar and TV using an HDMI cable. This is because they have a high capacity to transmit large uncompressed digital audio data which results in the booming and complete sound output. 

RCA wires

Optical cables are also recommended as they can carry digital audio data without any interference. They are capable of transmitting audio data up to 5.1 surround sound. 

Unless HDMI and optical cables are unavailable, Bluetooth connection is not recommended by our experts. This is because the pairing between the soundbar and the mobile device audio source can be disrupted and the sound may suddenly be disturbed. 

Tweak Sound Equalizer

Sound equalization will be mainly dependent on the listener’s preference. Tweaking the equalization settings to boost certain frequencies according to your liking will help optimize the soundbar.

Vizio soundbar surround speakers

This is where the listener can enhance the bass, treble, vocal sounds and other sound ranges to fit your liking. 

Enable Surround Sound

One of the benefits of having the Vizio 5.1 soundbar is that it can deliver a surround sound effect through its rear speakers and a wireless subwoofer. 

Surround sound system works by using multiple speakers working together to produce an audio output.This is so the listener can hear the full extent of the sound being played, from the rustling of leaves to the sound of the approaching car. 

Amplify Sound With Subwoofer

Sound can not only be heard but also felt. To add to the intensity of the sound system, subwoofers can be added to the system to amplify and create a deep bass sound. 

Subwoofers are really good when the listener likes to hear sounds with a heavy base and treble like EDM music, hard rock, or even horror movies. 


To enjoy your Vizio soundbar better, you can always try our audio team’s recommendations mentioned above. These are the best settings for your Vizio 5.1 soundbar and guaranteed to let you experience the optimum sound quality you can have. You can do this by using a subwoofer, tweaking the sound equalizer, or even enabling surround sound.

To enjoy your home theater experience better, you can also check the pages below: 

How to connect 5.1 home theater to PC


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Willie Greer
Willie Greer is the founder of The Product Analyst. A cinephile, he has made it a personal quest to achieve the awesomest home theater possible. He now shares what he has learned through the years on the site, and has enlisted the help of tech-savvy colleagues in providing more insight about today’s most sought-after gadgets.