Vizio V21-H8 vs JBL Bar 9.1 review

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Vizio V21-H8 vs JBL Bar 9.1 comparison chart

Vizio V21-H8 vs JBL Bar 9.1 review

Vizio V21-H8
JBL Bar 9.1

The Vizio V21-H8 vs JBL Bar 9.1 comparison proves that these soundbars have many common features. Based on our rating, V21-H8 has a total rating of 5.5 out of 10 versus 9 for Bar 9.1.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Vizio V21-H8 has 2.1 versus 9.1 for the JBL Bar 9.1. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. The V21-H8 has a wired and wireless connection to separate subwoofer, and the Bar 9.1 - wireless. The Vizio V21-H8 got our rating of 6 out of 10, and the JBL Bar 9.1 9 for its audio features and specs.

Streaming services

Spotify support is available on the Bar 9.1.


Only the JBL Bar 9.1 can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Vizio V21-H8 has 0/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 1/1 of the JBL Bar 9.1. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, the V21-H8 received a rating of 6/10 versus 10/10, respectively. App control is available in every soundbar. A built-in microphone is present in each model. Multi-room is only available for the JBL Bar 9.1.

Multichannel surround

Only the Bar 9.1 has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. The soundbars do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X. For multichannel surround Vizio V21-H8 got a rating of 5, and JBL Bar 9.1 7 out of 10.

Advantages JBL Bar 9.1 over Vizio V21-H8

  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Spotify support
  • WI-FI enabled
  • Multi-room support
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
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Vizio V21-H8
JBL Bar 9.1


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