After taking it down a notch with the V-Sequence 2.1 Dwelling Theater Soundbar I took it one step additional with the V-Sequence V21d-J8 Soundbar. This is able to be the least costly soundbar they’ve coming in at $99 and can also be touted as an All-in-One even with none subwoofer. Can it actually sound that good for its worth?
The design of this soundbar is vastly totally different from the final couple of Vizio soundbars I reviewed. The V21d-J8 is a semioval form that curves from entrance to again in a black colorway. There are not any buttons on the highest however reasonably the management reside on the precise facet for the soundbar. The left facet simply has the Vizio insignia. Size clever its 36” throughout and weighs a little bit over 5lbs.
LED lights are hidden throughout the entrance middle of the soundbar indicating quantity controls and different choices. You additionally get voice prompts when altering the EQ settings on the gadget as properly.
I like how on the V21d-J8 there’s a reduce out on the again that permits your wires to previous by way of thus making it look neat. Ports on the again are USB, Optical, AUX, and naturally HDMI(ARC).
Included with the V21d-J8 is wires for Optical, HDMI, wall brackets, and energy wire.
Setup / Options
Getting the V21d-J8 up and operating took a matter of moments. I simply plugged it in, and the TV acknowledged it immediately. I additionally I’m solely utilizing the HDMI connection on this soundbar as properly. There’s the power to attach with Voice Assistants resembling Google or Alexa and you may sync up audio through Bluetooth when you like.
As talked about earlier the soundbar offers you LED indications when utilizing the distant. There are alternatives for EQ, Bass, Evening, and Treble. They’re brilliant sufficient to see whether or not at nighttime and even in broad daylight.
Vizio touts this as a 2.1 soundbar because it has two audio system hidden beneath its speaker grill. It helps audio codecs as Dolby Audio and DTS identical to the V21x-J8. This soundbar can get loud and provides some thumping bass when cranked up. I examined this soundbar watching numerous types of content material. I watched numerous motion pictures like “Thor Ragnarök”, “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” which had been on Disney+, and “The Darkish Knight Rises” on Apple TV. Through my PS5 I watched “Spider Man Removed from Dwelling” and “Spider Man: Into the Spider Verse” on 4K UHD.
With Batman vs Bane’s first encounter you often really feel each punch however this time round you don’t. Spider Man Removed from Dwelling had some scenes with Mysterio that sounded good with the Digital X however as soon as once more was missing within the soundstage division and needing a little bit of depth. I simply felt this soundbar can get very loud however doesn’t have a lot element behind it. Additionally if it turns cranked up a bit you will get some rattle from the sound.
Gaming on the Xbox Sequence X whereas enjoying Forza Horizon 4 gave some good audio on the music tracks and driving round however I didn’t really feel fully immersed in it like with their different soundbars. In these cases of gaming and watching content material a subwoofer is missed fairly a bit a minimum of for this gadget.
It does do a superb job within the dialogue space although as conversations are heard reasonably clear whether or not watching a film and even sports activities telecast with the broadcasters chatting it up with their play by performs.
V21d-J8 was used with a PS5, Xbox Sequence X, NVIDIA Defend, and TV apps.
Its not a foul soundbar in case you are simply beginning out and wish one thing to exchange your TV audio system that are frankly by no means good for my part. You’ll get loud audio simply not as detailed. However at its comparatively low $99.99 price ticket its arduous to count on an excessive amount of out this soundbar. I’d say if you need a bit extra element and umph their V21x-J8 is $50 extra and comes with a subwoofer.