It makes sense comparing Vizio M21d-H8 vs Samsung HW-A450 because they both are able to give some premium features. Based on our rating, M21d-H8 has a total rating of 5 out of 10 versus 4 for HW-A450. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, source, Bluetooth and power, source, demo, volume down, volume up, respectively.
Both soundbars have active amplification type. Soundbars have the same number of channels on 2.1. Only the Vizio M21d-H8 has a built-in subwoofer. Both models received our 5 rating of 10 for their audio features and specs.
Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Spotify support not implemented in both soundbars.
Both models do not have WI-FI support. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Only the M21d-H8 supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). For connectivity, the M21d-H8 received a rating of 6/10 versus 5/10, respectively. Compared soundbars have no app control. A built-in microphone is present only on the M21d-H8. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.
None of soundbars equipped with Dolby Atmos multichannel audio decoder. The soundbars do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X. For multichannel surround Vizio M21d-H8 got a rating of 5, and Samsung HW-A450 6 out of 10.