Yamaha SR-C20A vs Vizio V21-H8 review

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Yamaha SR-C20A vs Vizio V21-H8 comparison chart

Yamaha SR-C20A vs Vizio V21-H8 review

Yamaha SR-C20A
vs
Vizio V21-H8

I had a chance to test and compare two models: Yamaha SR-C20A vs Vizio V21-H8 and this review should help people who are looking for a good soundbar. The Yamaha SR-C20A was rated 5, while the Vizio V21-H8 has a rating 5.5. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, volume down, volume up, power, source for the SR-C20A and power, volume down, volume up, source, Bluetooth for the V21-H8.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A built-in subwoofer is available only in the Yamaha SR-C20A. 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. 0/1 HDMI inputs/outputs are in each of soundbars. As in the SR-C20A, so in the V21-H8 there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the SR-C20A at 7 out of 10, while the V21-H8 was rated 6/10. 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 SR-C20A or V21-H8. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The same score of 5/10 was put to the soundbars for multichannel surround support.

Advantages Yamaha SR-C20A over Vizio V21-H8

  • Built-in subwoofer

Advantages Vizio V21-H8 over Yamaha SR-C20A

  • Separate subwoofer in package
  • Microphone
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Common

Product

Yamaha SR-C20A
Vizio V21-H8

Model

SR-C20A
V21-H8

Brand

Yamaha
Vizio

Reviews

28
21

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

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

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

100 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

has not
wired, wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wired, wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

0/1
0/1

HDMI ARC

HDMI eARC

HDMI CEC

Optical digital input/output

2/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

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 Pro Logic II
Dolby Digital

DTS:X

DTS (other)

has not
DTS Virtual:X

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

58.4 x 5 x 7.6/23.6 x 2.5 x 3.7
100 x 27.4 x 37.6/39 x 11 x 15

Weight, kg/pounds

1.3/3.9
2/5

Other

Release year

2020
2020
Yamaha SR-C20A
Vizio V21-H8
Yamaha SR-C20A
Vizio V21-H8

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5
  • 5.5
  • 5Yamaha SR-C20A
  • 5.5Vizio V21-H8

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