VIZIO SB2821-D6 vs Bose Solo 5 review

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Rating 5 5
VIZIO SB2821-D6
vs
Bose Solo 5

The VIZIO SB2821-D6 vs Bose Solo 5 comparison shows that these models have some important differences and common features. The VIZIO SB2821-D6 was rated 4.4, while the Bose Solo 5 has a rating 4.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that SB2821-D6 has 2.1 and Solo 5 has 2.0. The built-in subwoofer is not implemented in any of these models. Rate 6 out of 10 received the VIZIO SB2821-D6 for audio features and specs, but the Bose Solo 5 received 5 out of 10.

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. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. Neither the SB2821-D6 nor Solo 5 has the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). We rated the connectivity of the SB2821-D6 at 5 out of 10, while the Solo 5 was rated 3/10.

Features

The manufacturer of the Solo 5 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 Solo 5. 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.

Advantages Bose Solo 5 over VIZIO SB2821-D6

  • App control

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Common

Product

VIZIO SB2821-D6
Bose Solo 5

Model

SB2821-D6
Solo 5

Brand

VIZIO
Bose

Reviews

1607
8714

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
has not

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.1
2.0

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wired, wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1
0

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
has not

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

TIDAL, VIZIO SmartCast, Chromecast
has not

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)

Coaxial digital input/output

1/0
1/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

1/0
0/0

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
21.6 x 2.8 x 3.4/54.9 x7 x 8.6

Weight, kg/pounds

1.3/3.8
1.7/3.7
VIZIO SB2821-D6
Bose Solo 5
VIZIO SB2821-D6
Bose Solo 5

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 4.4
  • 4
  • 4.4VIZIO SB2821-D6
  • 4Bose Solo 5

The VIZIO SB2821-D6 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check VIZIO SB2821-D6 price