JBL Bar 5.1 vs Vizio M21d-H8

Bar 5.1 vs M21d-H8 comparison chart

Overall
JBL Bar 5.1
7.2
Vizio M21d-H8
5
5
6
Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5
JBL Bar 5.1

Nov 22, 2019

The JBL Bar 5.1 Soundbar is the first model to feature battery powered wireless surround speakers. Want to see the JBL Bar 5.1 review as well as JBL Bar 5.1 specs? You are at the right place. Artic...

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Common

Product

JBL Bar 5.1
Vizio M21d-H8

Model

Bar 5.1
M21d-H8

Brand

JBL
Vizio

Reviews

3060
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
power, volume down, volume up, source, Bluetooth

Audio features

Built-in channels

5.1
2.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

510 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

2
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
has not

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

3/0
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)

has not
DTS Virtual:X

User manual

Manual

N/A

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

114.8 x 5.8 x 9.3/45 x 2.3 x 3.7
98 x 11.4 x 18.8/39 x 5 x 7

Weight, kg/pounds

3.9/8.6
3/6

Other

Release year

2017
2020
JBL Bar 5.1
Vizio M21d-H8
JBL Bar 5.1
Vizio M21d-H8

Soundbars CHooseratoR comparison rating

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  • worse
  • 7.2
  • 5
  • 7.2JBL Bar 5.1
  • 5Vizio M21d-H8