Bose Solo 5 vs JBL Bar 2.1

Bose Solo 5
vs
JBL Bar 2.1

It makes sense to compare Bose Solo 5 vs JBL Bar 2.1 because they both are able to give some premium features. Solo 5 has a total rating of 4 out of 10 vs 5 out of 10 for Bar 2.1.

Advantages Bose Solo 5 over JBL Bar 2.1

  • App control

Advantages JBL Bar 2.1 over Bose Solo 5

  • 2.1 vs 2.0 built-in channels
  • Separate subwoofer in package
  • WI-FI enabled
  • 1/1 HDMI in/out
  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support
  • USB port
  • Microphone

Common strengths

  • Bluetooth enabled
Votes 10 10
Rating 4.6 4.6

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Bose Solo 5

Bose Solo 5 review

Nov 22, 2019

The small soundbar Bose Solo 5 - the model is not new, but well-deserved. According to the Bose Solo 5 specs, the solution may not be amazing, but even I was very pleased to use Solo 5 - despite acqua...

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JBL Bar 2.1

JBL Bar 2.1 review

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

Bose Solo 5
JBL Bar 2.1

Model

Solo 5
Bar 2.1

Brand

Bose
JBL

Reviews

7865
304

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

has not
power, volume down, volume up, source

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.0
2.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

300 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

has not
has not

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

0
1

Separate subwoofer connections

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

0/0
1/1

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

1/0
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 Digital

Dolby Pro Logic II

DTS:X

DTS Virtual:X

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

21.6 x 2.8 x 3.4/54.9 x7 x 8.6
96.5 x 5.8 x 6.8/38 x 2.3 x 2.7

Weight, kg/pounds

1.7/3.7
1.9/4.1
Bose Solo 5
JBL Bar 2.1
Bose Solo 5
JBL Bar 2.1

Soundbars CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 4
  • 5
  • 4Bose Solo 5
  • 5JBL Bar 2.1

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