KEF HTF7003 vs VIZIO SB2821-D6 review

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Rating 5 5
KEF HTF7003
vs
VIZIO SB2821-D6

If you have already decided that you want to buy a new soundbar, but still don’t know what exactly you want, the KEF HTF7003 vs VIZIO SB2821-D6 comparison is here to offer you two decent solutions. The KEF HTF7003 was rated 5, while the VIZIO SB2821-D6 has a rating 4.4.

Audio features

Soundbars have different amplification type - passive versus active respectively to devices. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that HTF7003 has 3.0 and SB2821-D6 has 2.1. The built-in subwoofer is not implemented in any of these models. Audio features and specs of considered models we rated 6 out of 10 in our ranking.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Both devices do not have Google Play Music on board. The units in this comparison do not support Spotify.

Connectivity

Both models do not have a wireless Wi-Fi interface. Bluetooth support integrated in the SB2821-D6. Neither the HTF7003 nor SB2821-D6 has the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). We rated the connectivity of the HTF7003 at 4 out of 10, while the SB2821-D6 was rated 5/10.

Features

None of these soundbars can be controlled using the app. Soundbars in this review are not equipped with a microphone. The models under consideration cannot become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder support is not implemented in either the HTF7003 or SB2821-D6. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. DTS Virtual:X technology not supported by any of the soundbars in this review.

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
KEF HTF7003
5
VIZIO SB2821-D6
4.4
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5
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4
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Common

Product

KEF HTF7003
VIZIO SB2821-D6

Model

HTF7003
SB2821-D6

Brand

KEF
VIZIO

Reviews

11
1811

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

has not
power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.0
2.1

Amplification type

passive
active

Output power, W

100

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wired
wired, wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

0
1

Separate subwoofer connections

has not
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
TIDAL, VIZIO SmartCast, Chromecast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

0/0
0/0

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

0/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
1/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

3/0
1/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

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

78.5 x 8.1 x 6.1/30.9 x 3.1 x 2.4
28 x 3 x 3/71.1 x 7.6 x 7.6

Weight, kg/pounds

2.1/4.6
1.3/3.8
KEF HTF7003
VIZIO SB2821-D6
KEF HTF7003
VIZIO SB2821-D6

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5
  • 4.4
  • 5KEF HTF7003
  • 4.4VIZIO SB2821-D6

The KEF HTF7003 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check KEF HTF7003 price