Vizio Sound Bar VSB210WS is a decent bet and justifies their stress on budget HDTVs by bringing out this high definition sound bar in the same vein at $349. The stereo speaker has a bass enhanced fuller sound, and the wireless subwoofer has made things impressive.
The design is attractive and sports a glossy black design. Support for SRS TruSurround technology allows simulated surround to a certain degree while SRS TruVolume volume spikes that occur between programs and commercials. The included 2.4 GHz subwoofer performs much better than expected. The controls are located in the front- on/off, volume control, mute and select input.
The audio inputs are located at the back- RCA and two optical input ports. The optical input ports allow you to home multimedia gadgets like DVD players and Blu-ray disc players. The biggest disappointment has been the absence of an HDMI port, which has become a sort of convention. Also, missing is Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, which is the most crucial component of sound bars for streaming audio from smartphones and other gadgets.
Pros and Cons
The Vizio Sound Bar VSB210WS speaker bar has a 2.4 GHz subwoofer and gives superb stereo sound quality. The Vizio sound bar is equipped with SRS TruSurround technology that can give you a surround feeling to your sound too but does not support 5.1 surround. However, the sound bar has extremely limited options for connectivity with no video connectivity. Even the remote control is small and may feel small to your hands. The LED indicator system is a bit annoying too. On the brighter side, it is easy to use, and you do not have to install an extra AV receiver.
The VSB210WS Vizio Sound Bar gives a realistic surround sound simulation though it lacks some punch with a comparatively lower build quality and less connectivity options. Overall, it gives a superb sound at an affordable price.