Samsung HW-Q800T vs Vizio M21d-H8 review

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

Samsung HW-Q800T vs Vizio M21d-H8 comparison chart

Overall
Samsung HW-Q800T
8.2
Vizio M21d-H8
5
10
6

Samsung HW-Q800T vs Vizio M21d-H8 review

Samsung HW-Q800T
vs
Vizio M21d-H8

l would like to share my experience after comparing and testing two soundbars – Samsung HW-Q800T vs Vizio M21d-H8. The Samsung HW-Q800T was rated 8.2, while the Vizio M21d-H8 has a rating 5. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, multi function, volume down, volume up, microphone for the HW-Q800T and power, volume down, volume up, source, Bluetooth for the M21d-H8.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that HW-Q800T has 3.1.2 and M21d-H8 has 2.1. A built-in subwoofer is available only in the Vizio M21d-H8. Rate 7 out of 10 received the Samsung HW-Q800T for audio features and specs, but the Vizio M21d-H8 received 5 out of 10.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. The HW-Q800T can play audio from Spotify.

Connectivity

Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the HW-Q800T. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Samsung HW-Q800T versus 1/1 HDMIs in the Vizio M21d-H8. As in the HW-Q800T, so in the M21d-H8 there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the HW-Q800T at 9 out of 10, while the M21d-H8 was rated 6/10.

Features

The manufacturer of the HW-Q800T provides a device control application. The soundbars in this review are equipped with a microphone. The Samsung HW-Q800T may become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder is onboard the HW-Q800T. The HW-Q800T can work with surround sound due to DTS:X support. The HW-Q800T was rated 10/10, while the M21d-H8 received a mark of 5/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages Samsung HW-Q800T over Vizio M21d-H8

  • Separate subwoofer in package
  • Spotify support
  • WI-FI enabled
  • App control
  • Multi-room support
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X

Advantages Vizio M21d-H8 over Samsung HW-Q800T

  • Built-in subwoofer
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Common

Product

Samsung HW-Q800T
Vizio M21d-H8

Model

HW-Q800T
M21d-H8

Brand

Samsung
Vizio

Reviews

1048
4

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

multi function, volume down, volume up, microphone
power, volume down, volume up, source, Bluetooth

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.1.2
2.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

330 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

2
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

1/0
1/1

HDMI ARC

HDMI eARC

HDMI CEC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
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
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)

DTS Digital Surround
DTS Virtual:X

User manual

Manual

N/A

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

96.5 x 5 x 10.1/38.6 x 2.4 x 4.5
98 x 11.4 x 18.8/39 x 5 x 7

Weight, kg/pounds

3.1/7.9
3/6

Other

Release year

2020
2020
Samsung HW-Q800T
Vizio M21d-H8
Samsung HW-Q800T
Vizio M21d-H8

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 8.2
  • 5
  • 8.2Samsung HW-Q800T
  • 5Vizio M21d-H8

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