The present review is aimed to compare two soundbars - Vizio M21d-H8 vs Yamaha ATS-1070 that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema and music lovers. Based on our rating, M21d-H8 has a total rating of 5 out of 10 versus 6,6 for ATS-1070. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, source, Bluetooth and input, mute, volume down, volume up, power, respectively.
Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Vizio M21d-H8 has 2.1 versus 2.0 for the Yamaha ATS-1070. Competitors have a built-in subwoofer. The Vizio M21d-H8 got our rating of 5 out of 10, and the Yamaha ATS-1070 6 for its audio features and specs. Spotify support is available on the ATS-1070.
Both models do not have WI-FI support. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Vizio M21d-H8 has 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 1/0 of the Yamaha ATS-1070. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. For connectivity, each of the soundbars received a rating of 6/10. App control is available for the ATS-1070. A built-in microphone is present only on the M21d-H8. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.
None of soundbars equipped with Dolby Atmos multichannel audio decoder. The soundbars do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X. For multichannel surround Vizio M21d-H8 got a rating of 5, and Yamaha ATS-1070 6 out of 10.