Vizio V21-H8 vs VIZIO SB3621n-F8M review

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

Vizio V21-H8 vs VIZIO SB3621n-F8M comparison chart

Overall
Vizio V21-H8
5.5
VIZIO SB3621n-F8M
4.6
8
4

Vizio V21-H8 vs VIZIO SB3621n-F8M review

Vizio V21-H8
vs
VIZIO SB3621n-F8M

In this article, we will talk about Vizio V21-H8 vs VIZIO SB3621n-F8M comparison. The Vizio V21-H8 was rated 5.5, while the VIZIO SB3621n-F8M has a rating 4.6. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, volume down, volume up, source, Bluetooth for the V21-H8 and power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up for the SB3621n-F8M.

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 V21-H8 via wired and wireless, but SB3621n-F8M has wireless connection type. Audio features and specs of considered models we rated 6 out of 10 in our ranking.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. 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. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) is implemented only in the V21-H8. We rated the connectivity of the V21-H8 at 6 out of 10, while the SB3621n-F8M was rated 4/10. Each of the soundbars can be controlled using the application. The Vizio V21-H8 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 V21-H8 or SB3621n-F8M. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The V21-H8 was rated 5/10, while the SB3621n-F8M received a mark of 4/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages Vizio V21-H8 over VIZIO SB3621n-F8M

  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support
  • Microphone
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Common

Product

Vizio V21-H8
VIZIO SB3621n-F8M

Model

V21-H8
SB3621n-F8M

Brand

Vizio
VIZIO

Reviews

21
659

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

power, volume down, volume up, source, Bluetooth
power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.1
2.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wired, wireless
has not

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wired, wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
VIZIO SmartCast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

0/1
0/0

HDMI ARC

HDMI eARC

HDMI CEC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
1/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

1/0
1/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital

DTS:X

DTS (other)

DTS Virtual:X
has not

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

100 x 27.4 x 37.6/39 x 11 x 15
91.4 x 5.1 x 7.6/36 x 2.1 x 3.2

Weight, kg/pounds

2/5
2.9/4.4

Other

Release year

2020
2018
Vizio V21-H8
VIZIO SB3621n-F8M
Vizio V21-H8
VIZIO SB3621n-F8M

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5.5
  • 4.6
  • 5.5Vizio V21-H8
  • 4.6VIZIO SB3621n-F8M