JBL Bar 2.1 vs Sony HT-S350

JBL Bar 2.1 vs Sony HT-S350

JBL Bar 2.1 review

JBL Bar 2.1 is a 2.1-channel soundbar with a wireless subwoofer. 300 watts output delivers superb sound to your movies and music. A full-featured, easy-to-use JBL Bar 2.1 soundbar in an even thin case with Dolby Digital, a JBL Surround Sound with a wireless 6.5-inch subwoofer provides balanced sound and deep low frequencies in your films, music and even video games. Fully functional in every sense of the word, the panel is equipped with an HDMI input, as well as AUX and USB inputs to provide you with even greater sound reproduction capabilities. JBL Bar 2.1

Sony HT-S350 review

The 2.1 system provides 85W of power. The soundbar has a wall mount and will be a great addition to your TV. Connecting it is also very easy, so you can immediately immerse yourself in the world of music or cinema. Transfer audio and view information from the TV by connecting the soundbar via an HDMI ARC cable. There is Secure Link function for connecting a subwoofer protected from interference from a nearby wireless network. The remote control is powered by two AAA batteries. Connect the TV via HDMI ARC using a single cable or, if the TV does not support HDMI, use the optical input. Sony HT-S350

JBL Bar 2.1 pros & cons

Pros

  • JBL Surround sound brings an immersive sound experience for your TV without any extra wires or speakers
  • HDMI or optical cable connection is super simple to set up and use

Cons

  • The sound on talk shows and news lack depth

Sony HT-S350 pros & cons

Pros

  • On the back there is an IR repeater in case the soundbar blocks the IR sensor of your TV and a niche for connecting ports
  • At the maximum volume level, the subwoofer does not distort anything, it can definitely shake the walls

Cons

  • The lack of balance and the necessary functions do not allow it to rise above the crowd of rivals in the segment of mid-price sound panels

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Rating 4 4

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Common

Product

JBL Bar 2.1
Sony HT-S350

Model

Bar 2.1
HT-S350

Brand

JBL
Sony

Reviews

58
612

General

Placement type

table-top, wall-mountable
table-top, wall-mountable

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

power, volume down, volume up, source
power, volume down, volume up, Bluetooth, TV

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.1
2.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

300 (overall)
85

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

has not
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1
1

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/1
0/1

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

1/0
0/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby Digital

Dolby Pro Logic II

DTS:X

DTS Virtual:X

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

96.5 x 5.8 x 6.8/38 x 2.3 x 2.7
90 x 6.4 x 8.8/35.5 x 2.6 x 3.5

Weight, kg/pounds

1.9/4.1
2.4/5.4
JBL Bar 2.1
Sony HT-S350
JBL Bar 2.1
Sony HT-S350

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  • 5JBL Bar 2.1
  • 5Sony HT-S350

The JBL Bar 2.1 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check JBL Bar 2.1 price