Vizio Sound Bar Cuts Out — Solutions to Sound Issues

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Vizio soundbars are now among the best on the market. They have a sleek design and many awesome features that can liven up your home system. As good as they are, these soundbars are not resistant to problems such as intermittent sound cuts. In this article, our audio experts will provide you reasons why a Vizio sound bar cuts out and what you can do.

Vizio Sound Bar that Suddenly Cuts Out Sound

Causes of this Issue

The majority of problems experienced with Vizio soundbars are caused by the device to which they are attached to, or by interference from some neighboring device or entity. But sometimes, the problem may be with the device’s hardware. 

Sound cutting happens more often when the soundbar is really old or broken, and it gets heated when working. You’ll find that it’s getting hotter than normal. That is why it is essential to take care of your Vizio sound bar for extended longevity.

5 Ways How to Fix

Fix #1: Check Soundbar Volume

If you’re experiencing audio problems within your Vizio sound bar, the first fix our professional team recommends is to check the sound bar volume. Some people forget to unmute the soundbar, so make sure you click that button on the remote.

Vizio SB2920-C6 Soundbar with remote

This might be an obvious solution, but you would be surprised how several Vizio sound bar audio issues were fixed just by checking the volume settings of the device. 

Fix #2: Check Cables and Connections

If you’re still experiencing audio cuts in your Vizio sound bar after checking the volume settings, then the next step is to check the cables and connections. 

The connections on the audio cables you’re using must be tightly pushed into the Vizio sound bar as well as the audio source. Audio problems are possible if the plugs aren’t put all the way in. Occasionally a broken or failed cable can cause the audio to intermittently go out. 

Fix #3: Restart Soundbar

Another fix that our audio experts could recommend for you to do is to restart your Vizio sound bar. Resetting the soundbar would return it to its original settings, and the changes you made will be erased. 

Vizio SB3220n-F6 Soundbar close up

Your soundbar’s settings will remain the same as before you bought it. Restarting does not make a big difference, but resetting will fix the problem if it is associated with any settings. 

To do a factory reset to your soundbar, press the volume down and Bluetooth [1] button together for about 5 seconds. Be aware that this will erase all of your settings.

Fix #4: Cool it Down

When your Vizio sound bar cuts out audio this could just be a temporary issue and nothing to worry about. To verify if this is a problem, our team recommends that you let your device cool down for some time. 

Vizio 2.0 Bluetooth Soundbar in a tv and orange wall

Switch your sound bar off and let it cool for a couple of hours. Usually, these issues occur when your device has been on or overworked for an extended period of time. By letting it cool down, this time it will work for a longer time before the sound starts cutting out.

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Fix #5: Compressed Air

The last fix that you could try to address the audio cutouts is by cleaning your device using compressed air.  Compressed air will use pressure to loosen the dirt and dust on your soundbar that could be causing it to cut out.

One advantage of using compressed air to dust or disinfect is that it can easily blend into narrow and difficult-to-reach areas. And, unlike most cleaning techniques, you won’t have to think about making something soaked or leaving any residues or films behind.


Why does my Vizio soundbar keep cutting out?

Your Vizio soundbar keeps cutting out because it is triggered by the device to which they are connected or by intervention by another device or person.  The issue can sometimes be with the device’s hardware. Sound cutting occurs most often when the sound bar is really old or missing, and it gets hot when running.


Having a Vizio soundbar is definitely awesome as it lets you amplify sound from other devices without spending a lot of money. Problems and issues like having your audio constantly being cut off ruins the fantastic experience this device brings. Hopefully, this guide helps you with issues you encounter with a Vizio soundbar.

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Willie Greer

Willie Greer is the founder of The Product Analyst. A cinephile, he has made it a personal quest to achieve the awesomest home theater possible. He now shares what he has learned through the years on the site, and has enlisted the help of tech-savvy colleagues in providing more insight about today’s most sought-after gadgets.
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