Vizio M21d-H8 vs LG SN9YG review

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Vizio M21d-H8 vs LG SN9YG comparison chart

Vizio M21d-H8 vs LG SN9YG review

Vizio M21d-H8
vs
LG SN9YG

It makes sense comparing Vizio M21d-H8 vs LG SN9YG 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 7 for SN9YG. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, source, Bluetooth and power, volume down, volume up, function, play/pause, microphone, respectively.

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 5.1.2 for the LG SN9YG. Only the Vizio M21d-H8 has a built-in subwoofer. The Vizio M21d-H8 got our rating of 5 out of 10, and the LG SN9YG 8 for its audio features and specs.

Streaming services

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

Connectivity

Only the LG SN9YG can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. 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 8/10, respectively.

Features

App control is available for the SN9YG. A built-in microphone is present in each model. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.

Multichannel surround

Only the SN9YG has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the SN9YG. For multichannel surround Vizio M21d-H8 got a rating of 5, and LG SN9YG 10 out of 10.

Advantages Vizio M21d-H8 over LG SN9YG

  • Built-in subwoofer

Advantages LG SN9YG over Vizio M21d-H8

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

Product

Vizio M21d-H8
LG SN9YG

Model

M21d-H8
SN9YG

Brand

Vizio
LG

Reviews

4
18

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

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.1
5.1.2

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

520 (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
Google Assistant

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TruHD

DTS:X

DTS (other)

DTS Virtual:X
DTS HD, DTS Digital Surround

User manual

Manual

N/A

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

98 x 11.4 x 18.8/39 x 5 x 7
121 x 5 x 12.7/48 x 2.2 x 5.7

Weight, kg/pounds

3/6
5.8/13.9

Other

Release year

2020
2020
Vizio M21d-H8
LG SN9YG
Vizio M21d-H8
LG SN9YG

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5
  • 7
  • 5Vizio M21d-H8
  • 7LG SN9YG