Vizio V51-H6 vs Vizio V21-H8 review

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Vizio V51-H6 vs Vizio V21-H8 comparison chart

Vizio V51-H6 vs Vizio V21-H8 review

Vizio V51-H6
vs
Vizio V21-H8

I had a chance to test and compare two models: Vizio V51-H6 vs Vizio V21-H8 and this review should help people who are looking for a good soundbar. The Vizio V51-H6 was rated 6, while the Vizio V21-H8 has a rating 5.5. 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. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that V51-H6 has 5.1 and V21-H8 has 2.1. The built-in subwoofer is not implemented in any of these models. An external subwoofer can be connected to any of the units in this comparison. Rate 7 out of 10 received the Vizio V51-H6 for audio features and specs, but the Vizio V21-H8 received 6 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. 0/1 HDMI inputs/outputs are in each of soundbars. As in the V51-H6, so in the V21-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. 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 support is not implemented in either the V51-H6 or V21-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.

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Common

Product

Vizio V51-H6
Vizio V21-H8

Model

V51-H6
V21-H8

Brand

Vizio
Vizio

Reviews

189
21

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

5.1
2.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

Separate speaker (in package)

2
0

Separate speaker connections

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wired, wireless
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
0/1

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

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

99 x 27.2 x 40/39 x 11 x 16
100 x 27.4 x 37.6/39 x 11 x 15

Weight, kg/pounds

2/5
2/5

Other

Release year

2020
2020
Vizio V51-H6
Vizio V21-H8
Vizio V51-H6
Vizio V21-H8

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6
  • 5.5
  • 6Vizio V51-H6
  • 5.5Vizio V21-H8

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