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VIZIO SB2821-D6 vs Sony HT-Z9F review

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VIZIO SB2821-D6
vs
Sony HT-Z9F

The present review is aimed to compare two soundbars - VIZIO SB2821-D6 vs Sony HT-Z9F that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema and music lovers. Based on our rating, SB2821-D6 has a total rating of 4.4 out of 10 versus 6.8 for HT-Z9F. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up and power, input, Bluetooth, music service, volume down, volume up, respectively.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the VIZIO SB2821-D6 has 2.1 versus 3.1 for the Sony HT-Z9F. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. The VIZIO SB2821-D6 got our rating of 6 out of 10, and the Sony HT-Z9F 7 for its audio features and specs.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Both models do not support Google Play Music. Spotify support is available on the HT-Z9F.

Connectivity

Only the Sony HT-Z9F can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Only the HT-Z9F supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, the SB2821-D6 received a rating of 5/10 versus 8/10, respectively. Compared soundbars have no app control. None of the models under consideration have a built-in microphone. Multi-room is only available for the Sony HT-Z9F.

Multichannel surround

Only the HT-Z9F has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the HT-Z9F. Compared devices do not have DTS Virtual:X support. For multichannel surround VIZIO SB2821-D6 got a rating of 2, and Sony HT-Z9F 7 out of 10.

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Common

Product

VIZIO SB2821-D6
Sony HT-Z9F

Model

SB2821-D6
HT-Z9F

Brand

VIZIO
Sony

Reviews

921
91

General

Placement type

table-top, wall-mountable
table-top, wall-mountable

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up
power, input, Bluetooth, music service, volume down, volume up

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.1
3.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

400 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wired, wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1
1

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

TIDAL, VIZIO SmartCast, Chromecast
Chromecast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
1

NFC

HDMI input/output

0/0
2/0

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

1/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

1/0
1/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby Digital

Dolby Pro Logic II

DTS:X

DTS Virtual:X

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

28 x 3 x 3/71.1 x 7.6 x 7.6
100 x 6.4 x 10/39.4 x 2.5 x 3.4

Weight, kg/pounds

1.3/3.8
3.1/6.6
VIZIO SB2821-D6
Sony HT-Z9F
VIZIO SB2821-D6
Sony HT-Z9F

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 4.4
  • 6.8
  • 4.4VIZIO SB2821-D6
  • 6.8Sony HT-Z9F

The Sony HT-Z9F is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Sony HT-Z9F price