Vizio M21d-H8 vs Samsung Q60C review

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Vizio M21d-H8 vs Samsung Q60C review

Vizio M21d-H8
vs
Samsung Q60C

The present review is aimed to compare two soundbars - Vizio M21d-H8 vs Samsung Q60C that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema and music lovers. Based on our rating, M21d-H8 has a total rating of 5 out of 10 versus 5.8 for Q60C.

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 3.1 for the Samsung Q60C. Only the Vizio M21d-H8 has a built-in subwoofer. The Vizio M21d-H8 got our rating of 5 out of 10, and the Samsung Q60C 8 for its audio features and specs.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Spotify support not implemented in both soundbars.

Connectivity

Both models do not have WI-FI support. 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 7/10, 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.

Multichannel surround

Only the Q60C has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the Q60C. For multichannel surround Vizio M21d-H8 got a rating of 5, and Samsung Q60C 10 out of 10.

Advantages Vizio M21d-H8 over Samsung Q60C

  • Built-in subwoofer
  • Microphone

Advantages Samsung Q60C over Vizio M21d-H8

  • Separate subwoofer in package
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X
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Common

Product

Vizio M21d-H8
Samsung Q60C

Model

M21d-H8
Q60C

Brand

Vizio
Samsung

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
has not

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.1
3.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

340 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

has not
wireless

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

1/1
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
Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos Music

DTS:X

DTS (other)

DTS Virtual:X
DTS 5.1ch

User manual

Manual

N/A
N/A

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

98 x 11.4 x 18.8/39 x 5 x 7
103.1x5.5x10.4/40.6x2.2x4.1

Weight, kg/pounds

3/6
8.9/19.8

Other

Release year

2020
2022
Vizio M21d-H8
Samsung Q60C
Vizio M21d-H8
Samsung Q60C

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5
  • 5.8
  • 5Vizio M21d-H8
  • 5.8Samsung Q60C

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