LG SL5Y vs JBL Bar 2.1

SL5Y vs Bar 2.1 comparison chart

LG SL5Y vs JBL Bar 2.1 review

LG SL5Y
vs
JBL Bar 2.1

It makes sense to compare LG SL5Y vs JBL Bar 2.1 because they both are able to give some premium features. SL5Y has a total rating of 5 out of 10 vs 6 out of 10 for Bar 2.1.

Advantages JBL Bar 2.1 over LG SL5Y

  • WI-FI enabled
  • Microphone

Common strengths

  • 2.1 built-in channels
  • Both soundbars have separate subwoofers in package
  • Bluetooth enabled
  • 1/1 HDMI in/out
  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support
Votes 5 5
Rating 3.6 3.6
LG SL5Y

Jan 24, 2020

Over the course of the 2019 LG created a series of seven models to meet the needs of users with different budgets. In our LG SL5Y review, we will consider the second model from below (in the list of 2...

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JBL Bar 2.1

Jan 31, 2020

The JBL Bar 2.1 Soundbar delivers studio-quality sound, helping you enjoy your favorite movies and TV shows as well as listening to music. Check this JBL Bar 2.1 review for more info and all the JBL B...

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Common

Product

LG SL5Y
JBL Bar 2.1

Model

SL5Y
Bar 2.1

Brand

LG
JBL

Reviews

379
548

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, function
power, volume down, volume up, source

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.1
2.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

400 (overall)
300 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
has not

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/1
1/1

HDMI ARC

HDMI eARC

HDMI CEC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

0/0
1/0

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 (other)

Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital

DTS:X

DTS (other)

DTS Virtual:X
has not

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

89 x 5.5 x 8.6/35. x 2.2 x 3.4
96.5 x 5.8 x 6.8/38 x 2.3 x 2.7

Weight, kg/pounds

2.3/5.2
1.9/4.1

Other

Release year

2019
2019
LG SL5Y
JBL Bar 2.1
LG SL5Y
JBL Bar 2.1

Soundbars CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5
  • 6
  • 5LG SL5Y
  • 6JBL Bar 2.1