Vizio M21d-H8 vs LG S80QR review

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Vizio M21d-H8 vs LG S80QR comparison chart

Vizio M21d-H8 vs LG S80QR review

Vizio M21d-H8
vs
LG S80QR

l would like to share my experience after comparing and testing two soundbars – Vizio M21d-H8 vs LG S80QR. The Vizio M21d-H8 was rated 5, while the LG S80QR has a rating 8.4.

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 S80QR has 5.1.3. 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 LG S80QR received 8 out of 10.

Streaming services

The S80QR can play audio from Spotify.

Connectivity

Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the S80QR. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs are in each of soundbars. As in the M21d-H8, so in the S80QR 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 S80QR was rated 10/10. 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 is onboard the S80QR. The S80QR can work with surround sound due to DTS:X support. The M21d-H8 was rated 5/10, while the S80QR received a mark of 10/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages Vizio M21d-H8 over LG S80QR

  • Built-in subwoofer
  • Microphone

Advantages LG S80QR over Vizio M21d-H8

  • Separate subwoofer in package
  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Spotify support
  • WI-FI enabled
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X
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Common

Product

Vizio M21d-H8
LG S80QR

Model

M21d-H8
S80QR

Brand

Vizio
LG

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
5.1.3

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

490 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
2

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
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
Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus

DTS:X

DTS (other)

DTS Virtual:X
DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS-HD High Resolution Audio, DTS Digital Surround

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
100x6.3x13.4/39.4x2.5x5.3

Weight, kg/pounds

3/6
4.4/9.9

Other

Release year

2020
2022
Vizio M21d-H8
LG S80QR
Vizio M21d-H8
LG S80QR

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5
  • 8.4
  • 5Vizio M21d-H8
  • 8.4LG S80QR