Vizio V21-H8 vs Sony HT-A5000 review

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Vizio V21-H8 vs Sony HT-A5000 comparison chart

Vizio V21-H8 vs Sony HT-A5000 review

Vizio V21-H8
Sony HT-A5000

It makes sense comparing Vizio V21-H8 vs Sony HT-A5000 because they both are able to give some premium features. Based on our rating, V21-H8 has a total rating of 5.5 out of 10 versus 7.8 for HT-A5000.

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 5.1.2 for the Sony HT-A5000. Only the Sony HT-A5000 has a built-in subwoofer. The Vizio V21-H8 got our rating of 6 out of 10, and the Sony HT-A5000 8 for its audio features and specs.

Streaming services

Spotify support is available on the HT-A5000.


Only the Sony HT-A5000 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 Sony HT-A5000. 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 7/10, respectively. App control is available for the V21-H8. A built-in microphone is present only on the V21-H8. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.

Multichannel surround

Only the HT-A5000 has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the HT-A5000. For multichannel surround Vizio V21-H8 got a rating of 5, and Sony HT-A5000 10 out of 10.

Advantages Vizio V21-H8 over Sony HT-A5000

  • Separate subwoofer in package
  • App control
  • Microphone

Advantages Sony HT-A5000 over Vizio V21-H8

  • Built-in subwoofer
  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Spotify support
  • WI-FI enabled
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X
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Vizio V21-H8
Sony HT-A5000