Yamaha YAS-109 vs Vizio V21-H8 review

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Yamaha YAS-109 vs Vizio V21-H8 review

Yamaha YAS-109
vs
Vizio V21-H8

I had a chance to test and compare two models: Yamaha YAS-109 vs Vizio V21-H8 and this review should help people who are looking for a good soundbar. The Yamaha YAS-109 was rated 6.8, while the Vizio V21-H8 has a rating 5.5. 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 V21-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 V21-H8 has 2.1. A built-in subwoofer is available only in the Yamaha YAS-109. An external subwoofer can be connected to any of the units in this comparison. Audio features and specs of considered models we rated 6 out of 10 in our ranking.

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. There are 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Yamaha YAS-109 versus 0/1 HDMIs in the Vizio V21-H8. As in the YAS-109, so in the V21-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 V21-H8 was rated 6/10.

Features

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 YAS-109 or V21-H8. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The YAS-109 was rated 6/10, while the V21-H8 received a mark of 5/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages Yamaha YAS-109 over Vizio V21-H8

  • Built-in subwoofer
  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Spotify support
  • WI-FI enabled

Advantages Vizio V21-H8 over Yamaha YAS-109

  • Separate subwoofer in package
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Common

Product

Yamaha YAS-109
Vizio V21-H8

Model

YAS-109
V21-H8

Brand

Yamaha
Vizio

Reviews

671
14

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
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)

1
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/1
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

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

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

89 x 5.3 x 13.1/35 x 2.1 x 5.1
100 x 27.4 x 37.6/39 x 11 x 15

Weight, kg/pounds

3.4/7.5
2/5

Other

Release year

2019
2020
Yamaha YAS-109
Vizio V21-H8
Yamaha YAS-109
Vizio V21-H8

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6.8
  • 5.5
  • 6.8Yamaha YAS-109
  • 5.5Vizio V21-H8

The Yamaha YAS-109 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Yamaha YAS-109 price

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