Vizio V21-H8 vs Klipsch Cinema 1200 review

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

Vizio V21-H8 vs Klipsch Cinema 1200 comparison chart

Overall
Vizio V21-H8
5.5
Klipsch Cinema 1200
8.4
8
9

Vizio V21-H8 vs Klipsch Cinema 1200 review

Vizio V21-H8
vs
Klipsch Cinema 1200

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 Klipsch Cinema 1200 comparison is here to offer you two decent solutions. The Vizio V21-H8 was rated 5.5, while the Klipsch Cinema 1200 has a rating 8.4. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, volume down, volume up, source, Bluetooth for the V21-H8 and power, source, volume down, volume up for the Cinema 1200.

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 Cinema 1200 has 5.1.4. 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 Cinema 1200 has wireless connection type. Rate 6 out of 10 received the Vizio V21-H8 for audio features and specs, but the Klipsch Cinema 1200 received 7 out of 10.

Streaming services

The Cinema 1200 can play audio from Spotify.

Connectivity

Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the Cinema 1200. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 0/1 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Vizio V21-H8 versus 2/1 HDMIs in the Klipsch Cinema 1200. As in the V21-H8, so in the Cinema 1200 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 Cinema 1200 was rated 8/10. 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 Cinema 1200. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The V21-H8 was rated 5/10, while the Cinema 1200 received a mark of 8/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages Klipsch Cinema 1200 over Vizio V21-H8

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

Product

Vizio V21-H8
Klipsch Cinema 1200

Model

V21-H8
Cinema 1200

Brand

Vizio
Klipsch

Reviews

21
0

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

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

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.1
5.1.4

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

1200 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
2

Separate speaker connections

wired, wireless
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wired, wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
Pandora, SoundCloud

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

0/1
2/1

HDMI ARC

HDMI eARC

HDMI CEC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
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
0/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
1

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus

DTS:X

DTS (other)

DTS Virtual:X

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

100 x 27.4 x 37.6/39 x 11 x 15
137x7.5x15.7/54x2.9x6.3

Weight, kg/pounds

2/5
14.5/42

Other

Release year

2020
2022
Vizio V21-H8
Klipsch Cinema 1200
Vizio V21-H8
Klipsch Cinema 1200

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5.5
  • 8.4
  • 5.5Vizio V21-H8
  • 8.4Klipsch Cinema 1200