Vizio M21d-H8 vs Sony HT-S40R review

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Vizio M21d-H8 vs Sony HT-S40R comparison chart

Vizio M21d-H8 vs Sony HT-S40R review

Vizio M21d-H8
Sony HT-S40R

In this article, we will talk about Vizio M21d-H8 vs Sony HT-S40R comparison. The Vizio M21d-H8 was rated 5, while the Sony HT-S40R has a rating 5.2.

Audio features

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 HT-S40R has 5.1. 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 Sony HT-S40R received 7 out of 10.

Streaming services

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


Both models do not have a wireless Wi-Fi interface. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Vizio M21d-H8 versus 0/1 HDMIs in the Sony HT-S40R. As in the M21d-H8, so in the HT-S40R 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 HT-S40R was rated 7/10. 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 M21d-H8 or HT-S40R. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The M21d-H8 was rated 5/10, while the HT-S40R received a mark of 8/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages Vizio M21d-H8 over Sony HT-S40R

  • Built-in subwoofer
  • Microphone

Advantages Sony HT-S40R over Vizio M21d-H8

  • Separate subwoofer in package
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Vizio M21d-H8
Sony HT-S40R