Sony HT-S350 vs Vizio M21d-H8 review

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Sony HT-S350 vs Vizio M21d-H8 comparison chart

Sony HT-S350 vs Vizio M21d-H8 review

Sony HT-S350
vs
Vizio M21d-H8

l would like to share my experience after comparing and testing two soundbars – Sony HT-S350 vs Vizio M21d-H8. Both soundbars received a score of 5 in our ranking. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, volume down, volume up, Bluetooth, TV for the HT-S350 and power, volume down, volume up, source, Bluetooth for the M21d-H8.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. By the number of channels, the devices do not differ. A built-in subwoofer is available only in the Vizio M21d-H8. Rate 7 out of 10 received the Sony HT-S350 for audio features and specs, but the Vizio M21d-H8 received 5 out of 10.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. The units in this comparison do not support Spotify.

Connectivity

Both models do not have a wireless Wi-Fi interface. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 0/1 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Sony HT-S350 versus 1/1 HDMIs in the Vizio M21d-H8. As in the HT-S350, so in the M21d-H8 there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). The connectivity of each of the models was estimated at 6/10. None of these soundbars can be controlled using the app. The Vizio M21d-H8 equipped with a microphone. The models under consideration cannot become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder support is not implemented in either the HT-S350 or M21d-H8. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The HT-S350 was rated 4/10, while the M21d-H8 received a mark of 5/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages Sony HT-S350 over Vizio M21d-H8

  • Separate subwoofer in package

Advantages Vizio M21d-H8 over Sony HT-S350

  • Built-in subwoofer
  • Microphone
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Common

Product

Sony HT-S350
Vizio M21d-H8

Model

HT-S350
M21d-H8

Brand

Sony
Vizio

Reviews

2158
4

General

Placement type

table-top, wall-mountable
table-top, wall-mountable

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

power, volume down, volume up, Bluetooth, TV
power, volume down, volume up, source, Bluetooth

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.1
2.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

320 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
has not

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

0/1
1/1

HDMI ARC

HDMI eARC

HDMI CEC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

0/0
1/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital

DTS:X

DTS (other)

has not
DTS Virtual:X

User manual

Manual

N/A

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

90 x 6.4 x 8.8/35.5 x 2.6 x 3.5
98 x 11.4 x 18.8/39 x 5 x 7

Weight, kg/pounds

2.4/5.4
3/6

Other

Release year

2019
2020
Sony HT-S350
Vizio M21d-H8
Sony HT-S350
Vizio M21d-H8

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5
  • 5
  • 5Sony HT-S350
  • 5Vizio M21d-H8

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