Vizio entered the sound bar market last year with the VSB210WS showing that the upstart TV manufacturer's trademark mix of "good-enough" performance and affordable pricing works in the home audio market, too. The VHT210 is Vizio's latest sound bar model and though it's not quite as cheap as last year's model ($270 list price), it still has a lot going for it.
Its design is one of the best we've seen, with both the sound bar and wireless subwoofer boasting a compact design that won't dominate your living room. Its sound quality isn't the best we've heard--it doesn't get quite as loud as some competitors--but it does handle stereo music better than most sound bars we test. Our major disappointment with it was its connectivity; the VHT210 has only two inputs, compared with many competitors, like the Sony HT-CT150 and JVC TH-BA1, that have more ports.
That being said, if you've got a simple home theater setup and style is a priority, the Vizio VHT210 is a savvy choice.