Dangbei Mars Pro and XGIMI Horizon Pro are both high-end 4K home projectors. XGIMI Horizon Pro has been on the market for nearly a year and has received very good market repercussion. Dangbei Mars Pro is a newly launched laser projector. Let’s look at the Dangbei Mars Pro and XGIMI Horizon Pro side by side.

Dangbei Mars Pro and XGIMI Horizon Pro are both equipped with 0.47”DMD chip and DLP projection technology, they all can throw a diagonal 30″- 300″ image at a similar throw ratio (the former is 1.27:1 and the latter is 1.2:1). Both of them are true 4K projector with resolution of 3840 x 2160.

What’s the difference between Dangbei Mars Pro and XGIMI Horizon Pro

Dangbei Mars Pro vs XGIMI Horizon Pro | Which One is Better?
XGIMI Horizon Pro


The Dangbei Mars Pro comes in 3,200 ANSI lumens, is able to maintain full color saturation even if there are a few lights in your viewing area. XGIMI Horizon Pro is rated for 2200 ANSI lumens, which is bright enough for most indoor and dark spaces. In terms of brightness, apparently Dangbei Mars Pro with 3200 ANSI lumens will have better performance in vivid and sharp image output.

Brightness:  Dangbei Mars Pro > XGIMI Horizon Pro


XGIMI Horizon Pro hosts two 8W, 45mm full-range Harman Kardon speakers, with low distortion and high dynamic response, Dangbei Mars Pro supports Dolby Audio & DTS studio sound. Both of them can bring users excellent audio experience, but XGIMI Horizon Pro has relatively better audio spec than Dangbei Mars Pro does.

Sound: XGIMI Horizon Pro > Dangbei Mars Pro

Light source

Dangbei Mars Pro adopts laser light source sound sources while XGIMI Horizon Pro uses LED lamp as light source. As we all know laser projector used to be expensive, because laser light source is a more advanced technology that is brighter and sustainable than LED lamp and traditional bulbs. With that said, Dangbei Mars Pro is really a budget-friendly laser projector with price tag of $ 1,799. As we can see XGIMI Horizon Pro is equipped with LED lamp, hence Dangbei Mars Pro has serious advantage on light source.

Light source: Dangbei Mars Pro > XGIMI Horizon Pro


Dangbei Mars Pro is measured at L246*W209*H173mm, weight in 4.6 kg, while XGIMI Horizon Pro is measured at 208.4*218.4*136.2mm, weight in 2.9kg. Therefore, XGIMI Horizon Pro is more compact in size and more portable in weight.

Portability: XGIMI Horizon Pro > Dangbei Mars Pro

Eye comfort

Mars Pro 4K laser projector satisfies TÜV Rheinland’s test criteria and has got TÜV Rheinland Low Blue Light Certification, which proves Mars Pro’s better performance in eye protection, providing users with healthier viewing experience.

Eye comfort: Dangbei Mars Pro > XGIMI Horizon Pro

Dangbei Mars Pro and XGIMI Horizon Pro: Which one is better?

The list price of Dangbei Mars Pro is $1,799, and XGIMI Horizon Pro is $1,699. Theoretically, Dangbei Mars Pro is less budget friendly than XGIMI Horizon Pro is. But taking into account the laser light source and 3200 ANSI lumens, as well as the 4GB RAM and128GB ROM, Dangbei Mars Pro seems to be a very cost-effective option.