I had a chance to test and compare two models: Bose Soundbar 700 vs Vizio V21-H8 and this review should help people who are looking for a good soundbar. The Bose Soundbar 700 was rated 6.6, while the Vizio V21-H8 has a rating 5.5. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, action, microphone for the Soundbar 700 and power, volume down, volume up, source, Bluetooth for the V21-H8.
Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that Soundbar 700 has 3.0 and V21-H8 has 2.1. The built-in subwoofer is not implemented in any of these models. An external subwoofer can be connected to any of the units in this comparison. Audio features and specs of considered models we rated 6 out of 10 in our ranking. The Soundbar 700 can play audio from Spotify.
Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the Soundbar 700. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Bose Soundbar 700 versus 0/1 HDMIs in the Vizio V21-H8. As in the Soundbar 700, so in the V21-H8 there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). The connectivity of each of the models was estimated at 6/10.
Each of the soundbars can be controlled using the application. The soundbars in this review are equipped with a microphone. The models under consideration cannot become part of a multiroom system.
Dolby Atmos audio decoder support is not implemented in either the Soundbar 700 or V21-H8. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The Soundbar 700 was rated 4/10, while the V21-H8 received a mark of 5/10 for multichannel surround.