LG SN10YG vs Vizio M21d-H8 review

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LG SN10YG vs Vizio M21d-H8 review

LG SN10YG
vs
Vizio M21d-H8

l would like to share my experience after comparing and testing two soundbars – LG SN10YG vs Vizio M21d-H8. The LG SN10YG was rated 7.2, while the Vizio M21d-H8 has a rating 5. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, volume down, volume up, function, play/pause, microphone for the SN10YG and power, volume down, volume up, source, Bluetooth for the M21d-H8.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that SN10YG has 5.1.2 and M21d-H8 has 2.1. A built-in subwoofer is available only in the Vizio M21d-H8. Rate 8 out of 10 received the LG SN10YG for audio features and specs, but the Vizio M21d-H8 received 5 out of 10.

Streaming services

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

Connectivity

Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the SN10YG. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 2/1 HDMI inputs/outputs in the LG SN10YG versus 1/1 HDMIs in the Vizio M21d-H8. As in the SN10YG, so in the M21d-H8 there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the SN10YG at 9 out of 10, while the M21d-H8 was rated 6/10.

Features

The manufacturer of the SN10YG provides a device control application. The soundbars in this review are equipped with a microphone. The models under consideration cannot become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder is onboard the SN10YG. The SN10YG can work with surround sound due to DTS:X support. The SN10YG was rated 10/10, while the M21d-H8 received a mark of 5/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages LG SN10YG over Vizio M21d-H8

  • Separate subwoofer in package
  • WI-FI enabled
  • App control
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X

Advantages Vizio M21d-H8 over LG SN10YG

  • Built-in subwoofer
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Common

Product

LG SN10YG
Vizio M21d-H8

Model

SN10YG
M21d-H8

Brand

LG
Vizio

Reviews

7
4

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, function, play/pause, microphone
power, volume down, volume up, source, Bluetooth

Audio features

Built-in channels

5.1.2
2.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

570 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
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
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

2/1
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)

0/0
1/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

Google Assistant
Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TruHD
Dolby Digital

DTS:X

DTS (other)

DTS HD, DTS Digital Surround
DTS Virtual:X

User manual

Manual

N/A

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

142.2 x 5 x 12.7/56.8 x 2.5 x 5.8
98 x 11.4 x 18.8/39 x 5 x 7

Weight, kg/pounds

6.8/15.9
3/6

Other

Release year

2020
2020
LG SN10YG
Vizio M21d-H8
LG SN10YG
Vizio M21d-H8

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.2
  • 5
  • 7.2LG SN10YG
  • 5Vizio M21d-H8