Vizio V21-H8 vs Vizio M21d-H8 review

Votes 2 2
Rating 5 5

Vizio V21-H8 vs Vizio M21d-H8 comparison chart

Vizio V21-H8 vs Vizio M21d-H8 review

Vizio V21-H8
vs
Vizio M21d-H8

l would like to share my experience after comparing and testing two soundbars – Vizio V21-H8 vs Vizio M21d-H8. The Vizio V21-H8 was rated 5.5, while the Vizio M21d-H8 has a rating 5. Soundbars have the same set of buttons - power, volume down, volume up, source, Bluetooth.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. By the number of channels, the devices do not differ. A built-in subwoofer is available only in the Vizio M21d-H8. Rate 6 out of 10 received the Vizio V21-H8 for audio features and specs, but the Vizio M21d-H8 received 5 out of 10.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. The units in this comparison do not support Spotify.

Connectivity

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 Vizio M21d-H8. As in the V21-H8, so in the M21d-H8 there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. The connectivity of each of the models was estimated at 6/10.

Features

Both devices have integrated voice control via Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri. The manufacturer of the V21-H8 provides a device control 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 support is not implemented in either the V21-H8 or M21d-H8. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The same score of 5/10 was put to the soundbars for multichannel surround support.

Advantages Vizio V21-H8 over Vizio M21d-H8

  • Separate subwoofer in package
  • App control

Advantages Vizio M21d-H8 over Vizio V21-H8

  • Built-in subwoofer
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Common

Product

Vizio V21-H8
Vizio M21d-H8

Model

V21-H8
M21d-H8

Brand

Vizio
Vizio

Reviews

21
4

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, volume down, volume up, source, Bluetooth

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.1
2.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wired, wireless
has not

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wired, wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

0/1
1/1

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
1/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri
Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital

DTS:X

DTS (other)

DTS Virtual:X
DTS Virtual:X

User manual

Manual

N/A

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

100 x 27.4 x 37.6/39 x 11 x 15
98 x 11.4 x 18.8/39 x 5 x 7

Weight, kg/pounds

2/5
3/6

Other

Release year

2020
2020
Vizio V21-H8
Vizio M21d-H8
Vizio V21-H8
Vizio M21d-H8

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5.5
  • 5
  • 5.5Vizio V21-H8
  • 5Vizio M21d-H8

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