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.
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.
Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Both models do not support Google Play Music. Spotify support is available on the HT-Z9F.
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.
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.
The Sony HT-Z9F is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Sony HT-Z9F price