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Vmai 2.1 Soundbar Review

True Score

75
75
1

Experts

83
5,466

Consumers

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Overall, the Vmai 2.1 Sound Bar is a suitable budget upgrade for TV audio with its built-in subwoofers and dialogue enhancement features, even with the limited support and lack of advanced features, and struggles to produce low bass.

Product Snapshot

Overview

The Vmai 2.1-channel Soundbar is an entry-level system that made its debut back in 2020, promising more powerful sound than any TV can produce.

This system supports PCM 2.0 content but doesn’t support surround sound or Dolby Atmos, so it has a narrow 3D soundstage for movies. Find better speakers for movies on our list of the top 10 speakers today.

The Vmai 2.1-channel Soundbar has a built-in subwoofer that offers some equalizer presets that enable hassle-free customization. But it struggles to produce the deep, extended low bass that many movie and music enthusiasts need.

However, it has a top SPL of 94.7 dB, getting loud enough to service small parties. This device has a huge collection of connectivity options, including optical, HDMI ARC, 3.5 mm, and USB. It also streams wirelessly via Bluetooth but doesn’t support any Wi-Fi-based streaming options.

There are no built-in voice assistants, and it has no mobile app. Its sound profile is well-balanced and has a decent stereo soundstage. Learn more about the Vmai 2.1-Channel Soundbar below, and check out our list of the best-rated soundbars on the market today.

Consensus

our Verdict

The Vmai 2.1 Channel Sound Bar has a limited amount of wireless connectivity options. It only connects to Bluetooth devices and doesn’t support WiFi, Chromecast, or Apple Airplay.

The soundbar’s physical inputs offer flexibility, but the absence of an HDMI In port for 4K passthrough limits connectivity options.

It has a well-balanced and neutral sound profile, along with built-in subwoofers, which enhances audio quality for dialogue-heavy content like TV shows.

The EQ presets allow for sound customization, but it lacks Atmos, surround content, and Dolby Digital and DTS support.

While the soundbar can get loud and provides a satisfactory stereo soundstage, its struggles with low bass could disappoint fans of bass-heavy genres or action-packed movie scenes. However, the soundbar’s interface and remote control offer ease of use.

ReasonS to Buy

  • Well-balanced and neutral audio reproduction
  • Built-in subwoofers for enhanced bass
  • Impressive volume
  • EQ presets for sound customization
  • Bluetooth compatibility for wireless streaming
  • Supports streaming podcasts via Bluetooth
  • Metal grille for protecting drivers
  • Decent stereo soundstage
  • Multiple physical inputs are available
  • Simple interface and remote control

Reason to Avoid

  • Limited support for audio formats (PCM 2.0 only)
  • Doesn’t support Atmos, surround content, Dolby Digital, or DTS
  • No center channel for clear dialogue
  • Struggles with low bass
  • Limited sound enhancement features
  • Downsamples most formats to PCM 2.0
  • No Wi-Fi, Chromecast, or Apple AirPlay support
  • No HDMI In port for 4K passthrough
  • Sound adjustment challenges for a balanced bass and treble
  • Lack of auto-leveling feature

Vmai 2.1 Soundbar Specs

Bluetooth EnabledBluetooth EnabledYes
DepthDepth4"
Dialogue Enhancement FeatureDialogue Enhancement FeatureYes
HDMI ARCHDMI ARCYes
HeightHeight3"
SubwooferSubwooferBuild-in
Voice AssistantVoice AssistantNo
Wall MountableWall MountableYes
WeightWeight6 lbs
WidthWidth38"
Wireless ConnectivityWireless ConnectivityBluetooth
Works WithWorks WithBluetooth, Remote Control

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Vmai 2.1 Soundbar Review

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Market Context

The Vmai 2.1-channel Soundbar is an entry-level system that made its debut back in 2020, promising more powerful sound than any TV can produce. This system…

The Vmai 2.1-channel Soundbar is an entry-level system that made its debut back in 2020, promising more powerful sound than any TV can produce.

This system supports PCM 2.0 content but doesn’t support surround sound or Dolby Atmos, so it has a narrow 3D soundstage for movies. Find better speakers for movies on our list of the top 10 speakers today.

The Vmai 2.1-channel Soundbar has a built-in subwoofer that offers some equalizer presets that enable hassle-free customization. But it struggles to produce the deep, extended low bass that many movie and music enthusiasts need.

However, it has a top SPL of 94.7 dB, getting loud enough to service small parties. This device has a huge collection of connectivity options, including optical, HDMI ARC, 3.5 mm, and USB. It also streams wirelessly via Bluetooth but doesn’t support any Wi-Fi-based streaming options.

There are no built-in voice assistants, and it has no mobile app. Its sound profile is well-balanced and has a decent stereo soundstage. Learn more about the Vmai 2.1-Channel Soundbar below, and check out our list of the best-rated soundbars on the market today.

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Featuring six equalizer presets and the built-in Alexa, the Yamaha YAS-109 is better than the Vmai 2.1-Channel Soundbar, which lacks those features It also supports wireless streaming, unlike the Vmai 2.1-channel Soundbar, which relies on Bluetooth. Check out our Yamaha YAS-109 review to learn more.

Bluetooth Enabled

Yes

Yes

Depth

4"

3.5"

Dialogue Enhancement Feature

Yes

na, Yes

HDMI ARC

Yes

Yes

Height

3"

2.5"

Subwoofer

Build-in

na, No

Voice Assistant

No

No

Wall Mountable

Yes

na, Yes

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Score Card

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Expert Score

75

*.75

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Customer Score

83

*.25

We place a 25% weighted value on Customer Scores

True Score

75

Any product with a True Score above 60 is a Meh

Expert Scores

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    Category Trust Rating

    57
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