The JVC does a much better job of surround decoding as it is the first sound bar I have owned that actually plays back 5.1 correctly (although from four speakers all in the soundbar). Amazing detail that was totally absent for the other three soundbars I have owned. Since the primary purpose of the soundbar is to replace the pitiful sound from the current crop of most television speakers, the JVC is best that I have had hands-on experience with. Besides my personal units, I have assisted friends and family with several other soundbars as well as a number of mid-priced HTIB system. None of the HTIB systems, all less than $600.00, acheived anywhere near the clarity or impact of the little JVC.
For music, I have a dedicated audio system in my sunroom which is near audiophile quality for serious listening. I think I am in a minority when it comes to closing out the rest of the world and immersing myself in music.
I have always had some type of small hi-fi in the bedroom. The layout of the master bedroom in our condo did not lend itself to my small two-channel hi-fi when we moved, so those components were passed to a relative. I have since used a very nice Sony table radio, still in use in my office and then the Sony CT-100 soundbar. The Sony soundbar was more than adequate. But as I said, I had the chance to sell it last week and since I had the Vizio simply sitting on the floor, I took the money and ran like a thief. I was pleasantly surprised at the audio capabilities of the Vizio. Was not expecting that much. Sonic memory is never as accurate as we like to believe, but I do think it is very near the quality of the small hi-fi we used to keep in the bedroom.
The primary purpose of sound in the bedroom is to keep my 60# labrador somewhat calm during the day while I am at work, but sometimes it is nice to listen to music at bedtime or while getting dressed in the morning. And the Vizio sounds good enough to make you want to stop and listen. That is something that has been missing for at least three or four years.