Vizio V21-H8 vs JBL BAR 1000 review

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Vizio V21-H8 vs JBL BAR 1000 comparison chart

Vizio V21-H8 vs JBL BAR 1000 review

Vizio V21-H8
JBL BAR 1000

I had a chance to test and compare two models: Vizio V21-H8 vs JBL BAR 1000 and this review should help people who are looking for a good soundbar. The Vizio V21-H8 was rated 5.5, while the JBL BAR 1000 has a rating 9. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, volume down, volume up, source, Bluetooth for the V21-H8 and power, volume down, volume up for the BAR 1000.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that V21-H8 has 2.1 and BAR 1000 has 7.1.4. 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 BAR 1000 has wireless connection type. Rate 6 out of 10 received the Vizio V21-H8 for audio features and specs, but the JBL BAR 1000 received 9 out of 10.

Streaming services

The BAR 1000 can play audio from Spotify.


Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the BAR 1000. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 0/1 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Vizio V21-H8 versus 3/1 HDMIs in the JBL BAR 1000. As in the V21-H8, so in the BAR 1000 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 BAR 1000 was rated 10/10. 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.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder is onboard the BAR 1000. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The V21-H8 was rated 5/10, while the BAR 1000 received a mark of 7/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages JBL BAR 1000 over Vizio V21-H8

  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Spotify support
  • WI-FI enabled
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
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