VIZIO SB2821-D6 vs Samsung HW-J355 review

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Rating 5 5
VIZIO SB2821-D6
vs
Samsung HW-J355

If you have already decided that you want to buy a new soundbar, but still don’t know what exactly you want, the VIZIO SB2821-D6 vs Samsung HW-J355 comparison is here to offer you two decent solutions. The VIZIO SB2821-D6 was rated 4.4, while the Samsung HW-J355 has a rating 5.8. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up for the SB2821-D6 and power, volume down, volume up, input for the HW-J355.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. By the number of channels, the devices do not differ. The built-in subwoofer is not implemented in any of these models. An external subwoofer connects to the SB2821-D6 via wireless, but HW-J355 has wired and wireless connection type. Rate 6 out of 10 received the VIZIO SB2821-D6 for audio features and specs, but the Samsung HW-J355 received 7 out of 10. Google Play Music service is only in the HW-J355. The HW-J355 can play audio from Spotify.

Connectivity

Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the HW-J355. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. Neither the SB2821-D6 nor HW-J355 has the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the SB2821-D6 at 5 out of 10, while the HW-J355 was rated 6/10.

Features

The manufacturer of the HW-J355 provides a device control application. 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 SB2821-D6 or HW-J355. 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. The same score of 2/10 was put to the soundbars for multichannel surround support.

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Common

Product

VIZIO SB2821-D6
Samsung HW-J355

Model

SB2821-D6
HW-J355

Brand

VIZIO
Samsung

Reviews

921
996

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, volume down, volume up, input

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.1
2.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

60

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
wired, wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

TIDAL, VIZIO SmartCast, Chromecast
Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

0/0
0/0

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

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
94 x 5.1 x 5.1/37.1 x 2.3 x 2.6

Weight, kg/pounds

1.3/3.8
1.3/3.5
VIZIO SB2821-D6
Samsung HW-J355
VIZIO SB2821-D6
Samsung HW-J355

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 4.4
  • 5.8
  • 4.4VIZIO SB2821-D6
  • 5.8Samsung HW-J355

The Samsung HW-J355 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Samsung HW-J355 price