Bose Smart Soundbar 300 vs Vizio M21d-H8 review

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

Bose Smart Soundbar 300 vs Vizio M21d-H8 comparison chart

Overall
Bose Smart Soundbar 300
7.6
Vizio M21d-H8
5
10
6

Bose Smart Soundbar 300 vs Vizio M21d-H8 review

Bose Smart Soundbar 300
vs
Vizio M21d-H8

l would like to share my experience after comparing and testing two soundbars – Bose Smart Soundbar 300 vs Vizio M21d-H8. The Bose Smart Soundbar 300 was rated 7.6, while the Vizio M21d-H8 has a rating 5. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, microphone, action for the Smart Soundbar 300 and power, volume down, volume up, source, Bluetooth for the M21d-H8.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that Smart Soundbar 300 has 3.0 and M21d-H8 has 2.1. A built-in subwoofer is available only in the Vizio M21d-H8. Audio features and specs of considered models we rated 5 out of 10 in our ranking. The Smart Soundbar 300 can play audio from Spotify.

Connectivity

Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the Smart Soundbar 300. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Bose Smart Soundbar 300 versus 1/1 HDMIs in the Vizio M21d-H8. As in the Smart Soundbar 300, so in the M21d-H8 there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). We rated the connectivity of the Smart Soundbar 300 at 8 out of 10, while the M21d-H8 was rated 6/10.

Features

The manufacturer of the Smart Soundbar 300 provides a device control application. The soundbars in this review are equipped with a microphone. The Bose Smart Soundbar 300 may become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder support is not implemented in either the Smart Soundbar 300 or M21d-H8. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The Smart Soundbar 300 was rated 4/10, while the M21d-H8 received a mark of 5/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages Bose Smart Soundbar 300 over Vizio M21d-H8

  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Spotify support
  • WI-FI enabled
  • App control
  • Multi-room support

Advantages Vizio M21d-H8 over Bose Smart Soundbar 300

  • Built-in subwoofer
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Common

Product

Bose Smart Soundbar 300
Vizio M21d-H8

Model

Smart Soundbar 300
M21d-H8

Brand

Bose
Vizio

Reviews

144
4

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

microphone, action
power, volume down, volume up, source, Bluetooth

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.0
2.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
has not

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wired, wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay 2

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora,Tuneln, Deezer, iHeart, SiriusXM
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/0
1/1

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
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

0/0
1/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

1
0

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant
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)

has not
DTS Virtual:X

User manual

Manual

N/A

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

66 x 5 x 10.1/26.5 x 2.2 x 4
98 x 11.4 x 18.8/39 x 5 x 7

Weight, kg/pounds

3.6/8
3/6

Other

Release year

2020
2020
Bose Smart Soundbar 300
Vizio M21d-H8
Bose Smart Soundbar 300
Vizio M21d-H8

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.6
  • 5
  • 7.6Bose Smart Soundbar 300
  • 5Vizio M21d-H8

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