Yamaha YAS-109 vs Vizio M21d-H8 review

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Yamaha YAS-109 vs Vizio M21d-H8 review

Yamaha YAS-109
vs
Vizio M21d-H8

l would like to share my experience after comparing and testing two soundbars – Yamaha YAS-109 vs Vizio M21d-H8. The Yamaha YAS-109 was rated 6.8, while the Vizio M21d-H8 has a rating 5. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, volume down, volume up, input, microphone for the YAS-109 and power, volume down, volume up, source, Bluetooth for the M21d-H8.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that YAS-109 has 2.0 and M21d-H8 has 2.1. Competitors have a built-in subwoofer. Rate 6 out of 10 received the Yamaha YAS-109 for audio features and specs, but the Vizio M21d-H8 received 5 out of 10.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. The YAS-109 can play audio from Spotify.

Connectivity

Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the YAS-109. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs are in each of soundbars. As in the YAS-109, so in the M21d-H8 there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the YAS-109 at 8 out of 10, while the M21d-H8 was rated 6/10.

Features

The manufacturer of the YAS-109 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 YAS-109 or M21d-H8. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The YAS-109 was rated 6/10, while the M21d-H8 received a mark of 5/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages Yamaha YAS-109 over Vizio M21d-H8

  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Spotify support
  • WI-FI enabled
  • App control
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Common

Product

Yamaha YAS-109
Vizio M21d-H8

Model

YAS-109
M21d-H8

Brand

Yamaha
Vizio

Reviews

766
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, input, microphone
power, volume down, volume up, source, Bluetooth

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.0
2.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

120

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)

1
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/1
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

1
0

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa
Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II
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

89 x 5.3 x 13.1/35 x 2.1 x 5.1
98 x 11.4 x 18.8/39 x 5 x 7

Weight, kg/pounds

3.4/7.5
3/6

Other

Release year

2019
2020
Yamaha YAS-109
Vizio M21d-H8
Yamaha YAS-109
Vizio M21d-H8

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6.8
  • 5
  • 6.8Yamaha YAS-109
  • 5Vizio M21d-H8

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