Vizio V21-H8 vs Samsung B550 review

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Vizio V21-H8 vs Samsung B550 comparison chart

Vizio V21-H8 vs Samsung B550 review

Vizio V21-H8
Samsung B550

If you have already decided that you want to buy a new soundbar, but still don’t know what exactly you want, the Vizio V21-H8 vs Samsung B550 comparison is here to offer you two decent solutions. The Vizio V21-H8 was rated 5.5, while the Samsung B550 has a rating 4.6.

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 B550 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.


Both models do not have a wireless Wi-Fi interface. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 0/1 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Vizio V21-H8 versus 1/1 HDMIs in the Samsung B550. As in the V21-H8, so in the B550 there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the V21-H8 at 6 out of 10, while the B550 was rated 7/10. The manufacturer of the V21-H8 provides a device control 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 B550. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The V21-H8 was rated 5/10, while the B550 received a mark of 6/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages Vizio V21-H8 over Samsung B550

  • App control
  • Microphone
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Vizio V21-H8
Samsung B550