With the release of Vizio’s M-Series, the soundbars seem too good to be true as the specs and functions of these All-in-One soundbars are impossible to pass on with a highly affordable price. Equipped with most of the essential functions and more additional tweaks to it, there are almost no competitors that can rival its price and functions in the market. Forged as a soundbar based on budget and has all-in-one functions, Vizio’s new M-Series 2.1-channel bar wasn’t meant to cause a surge in the world. In fact, the soundbar itself is user-friendly and produces great audio quality. With a price as low as 129.99 after a $20 discount, The M-Series All-in-One (AIO) is the ideal device to merge compact and quality together. Of course, it isn’t the best in the world, but it does its job quite well, along with a few weaknesses here and there. So, to determine if the soundbar is really as good as we thought, here is a review of the device itself. Is the All-in-One soundbar the perfect alternative? Or is it just a normal device at a high price point?
List of Specifications
|Product Dimensions||2.13 x 36 x 5.5 inches (Soundbar)|
|Weight||5.56 pounds (Soundbar)|
|Wireless Audio Protocol||Bluetooth (Version Unspecified)|
|Audio Decoding Codecs||DTS TruVolume DTS Virtual: X Dolby Audio|
|Connectivity||1 x Optical In – Audio 1 x HDMI Out – Audio/Video 1 x 3.5 mm – Audio 1 x USB – Updates only|
- Clean angular design
- HDMI ARC capable
- Effective virtual sound
- Easy to set up and use
What’s Not So Good
- Dialogue gets lost in action.
- Bass not powerful enough
- No WiFi
What’s in the Box?
- Vizio M-Series All-in-One Soundbar
- Remote Control
- User Manual
- HDMI Cables
- Digital Optical Cable
- RCA to 3.5mm Stereo Audio Cable
- Digital Coaxial Cable
- 3.5mm Stereo Cable
- Surround Speakers to Subwoofer Cable
- Power Cable
Design and BuildThe Vizio M-Series 2.1 Channel Soundbar comes with various cables and only a dark charcoal colour. The main soundbar is designed angularly for better performance and slides beneath the TV without obstructing any vision. The sleek look helps in saving space while giving a modern touch to it, elevating the atmosphere. The soundbar itself is built-in with Dual 3” subwoofers that produce deep bass effects without an extra subwoofer. Omitting a wireless subwoofer from the entire package will significantly save space and decrease the amount of work needed, unlike other alternatives that come with separate subwoofers. There is no need to find space or clear out your stuff to fit another subwoofer with this soundbar. The M21D-H8R doesn’t come with a wall mounting system, but it can be wall mounted to save space. Otherwise, it’s easy to find a home on a flat surface for it, thanks to its compact size.