VIZIO SB2821-D6 vs Bose Soundbar 500 review

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VIZIO SB2821-D6
vs
Bose Soundbar 500

An affordable soundbar is always a good option to consider, so VIZIO SB2821-D6 vs Bose Soundbar 500 comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, SB2821-D6 has a total rating of 4.4 out of 10 versus 7 for Soundbar 500. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up and microphone, 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 3.0 for the Bose Soundbar 500. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. Both models received our 6 rating of 10 for their audio features and specs. Both models do not support Google Play Music. Spotify support is available on the Soundbar 500.

Connectivity

Only the Bose Soundbar 500 can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Only the Soundbar 500 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. App control is available for the Soundbar 500. A built-in microphone is present only on the Soundbar 500. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.

Multichannel surround

Only the Soundbar 500 has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. The soundbars do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X. Compared devices do not have DTS Virtual:X support. For multichannel surround VIZIO SB2821-D6 got a rating of 2, and Bose Soundbar 500 4 out of 10.

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Common

Product

VIZIO SB2821-D6
Bose Soundbar 500

Model

SB2821-D6
Soundbar 500

Brand

VIZIO
Bose

Reviews

6426
147

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
microphone

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.1
3.0

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wired, wireless
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1
0

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay 2

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

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

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
1

NFC

HDMI input/output

0/0
1/0

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
0/0

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
80 x 4.3 x 10.1/31.5 x 1.7 x 4

Weight, kg/pounds

1.3/3.8
3.1/7
VIZIO SB2821-D6
Bose Soundbar 500
VIZIO SB2821-D6
Bose Soundbar 500

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 4.4
  • 7
  • 4.4VIZIO SB2821-D6
  • 7Bose Soundbar 500

The Bose Soundbar 500 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Bose Soundbar 500 price