The Vizio M21d-H8 vs JBL BAR 1300X comparison shows that these models have some important differences and common features. The Vizio M21d-H8 was rated 5, while the JBL BAR 1300X has a rating 9.4. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, volume down, volume up, source, Bluetooth for the M21d-H8 and power, volume down, volume up for the BAR 1300X.
Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that M21d-H8 has 2.1 and BAR 1300X has 11.1.4. A built-in subwoofer is available only in the Vizio M21d-H8. Rate 5 out of 10 received the Vizio M21d-H8 for audio features and specs, but the JBL BAR 1300X received 10 out of 10.
The BAR 1300X can play audio from Spotify.
Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the BAR 1300X. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Vizio M21d-H8 versus 3/1 HDMIs in the JBL BAR 1300X. As in the M21d-H8, so in the BAR 1300X there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the M21d-H8 at 6 out of 10, while the BAR 1300X was rated 10/10. The manufacturer of the BAR 1300X provides a device control application. The soundbars in this review are equipped with a microphone. The models under consideration cannot become part of a multiroom system.
Dolby Atmos audio decoder is onboard the BAR 1300X. The BAR 1300X can work with surround sound due to DTS:X support. The M21d-H8 was rated 5/10, while the BAR 1300X received a mark of 8/10 for multichannel surround.