Vizio M21d-H8 vs JBL BAR 300 review

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Vizio M21d-H8 vs JBL BAR 300 comparison chart

Vizio M21d-H8 vs JBL BAR 300 review

Vizio M21d-H8
vs
JBL BAR 300

Vizio M21d-H8 vs JBL BAR 300 comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, M21d-H8 has a total rating of 5 out of 10 versus 8.4 for BAR 300. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, source, Bluetooth and power, volume down, volume up, respectively.

Audio features

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 5.0 for the JBL BAR 300. Only the Vizio M21d-H8 has a built-in subwoofer. The Vizio M21d-H8 got our rating of 5 out of 10, and the JBL BAR 300 6 for its audio features and specs.

Streaming services

Spotify support is available on the BAR 300.

Connectivity

Only the JBL BAR 300 can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Each soundbar has 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, the M21d-H8 received a rating of 6/10 versus 10/10, respectively. App control is available for the BAR 300. A built-in microphone is present in each model. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.

Multichannel surround

Only the BAR 300 has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. The soundbars do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X. For multichannel surround Vizio M21d-H8 got a rating of 5, and JBL BAR 300 7 out of 10.

Advantages Vizio M21d-H8 over JBL BAR 300

  • Built-in subwoofer

Advantages JBL BAR 300 over Vizio M21d-H8

  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Spotify support
  • WI-FI enabled
  • App control
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
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Common

Product

Vizio M21d-H8
JBL BAR 300

Model

M21d-H8
BAR 300

Brand

Vizio
JBL

Reviews

4
0

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, source, Bluetooth
power, volume down, volume up

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.1
5.0

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

260 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

has not
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
Pandora, SoundCloud

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/1
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)

1/0
0/0

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

DTS:X

DTS (other)

DTS Virtual:X

User manual

Manual

N/A

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

98 x 11.4 x 18.8/39 x 5 x 7
82x5.6x10.3/32.3x2.2x4.1

Weight, kg/pounds

3/6
4.1/9

Other

Release year

2020
2022
Vizio M21d-H8
JBL BAR 300
Vizio M21d-H8
JBL BAR 300

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5
  • 8.4
  • 5Vizio M21d-H8
  • 8.4JBL BAR 300

Vizio M21d-H8 competitors

JBL BAR 300 competitors