JBL Bar 2.1 vs Yamaha YAS-108

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JBL Bar 2.1 review

Let’s see what JBL Bar 2.1 vs Yamaha YAS-108 offer us. These are 2.1 and 2.0-channelled devices. Their power is 300W (overall) and 120W respectively. Thanks to the Dolby Digital decoder, as well as proprietary technology for creating virtual surround sound JBL Surround Sound, the soundbar is able to create a completely convincing sound space when watching movies. JBL Bar is a simple and effective way to improve sound quality when watching TV shows and videos on any TV. To control the soundbar, you can use the remote control included in the package, and, after a simple training procedure, the standard remote control of the TV. JBL Bar 2.1

Yamaha YAS-108 review

Inside, the Yamaha YAS-108 has everything you need to ensure that it takes on not only the viewing sound features, but also the switching center for various sources of audio and video signals. In total, there are two digital inputs - HDMI and optical, there is also an analog input on a 3.5 mm mini-jack, outputs - HDMI and an analog output to a subwoofer. Support for all major signal formats and HDMI functions - present, including HDR10 and HLG, as well as ARC and CEC control protocols. Wireless capabilities here are presented by Bluetooth of the latest version 5.0, which is enough to connect a smartphone or tablet and stream music from them. Yamaha YAS-108

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

Yamaha YAS-108 pros & cons

Pros

  • The speaker includes HDMI connectivity with support for 4K HDR video and DTS Virtual:X
  • You can add your own sub for more bass

Cons

  • The lack of a separate sub means it doesn't perform as well with action movies or rock or dance music

Votes 8 8
Rating 3.1 3.1

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Common

Product

JBL Bar 2.1
Yamaha YAS-108

Model

Bar 2.1
YAS-108

Brand

JBL
Yamaha

Reviews

58
820

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
input, mute, volume down, volume up, power

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.1
2.0

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

300 (overall)
120

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

has not
wired, wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1
0

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wired, 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
1/1

HDMI ARC

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)

1/0
1/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
1

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant
Amazon Alexa

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
88.9 x 5.3 x 12.9/35 x 2.1 x 5.1

Weight, kg/pounds

1.9/4.1
3.1/7.1
JBL Bar 2.1
Yamaha YAS-108
JBL Bar 2.1
Yamaha YAS-108

Soundbars CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5
  • 6.2
  • 5JBL Bar 2.1
  • 6.2Yamaha YAS-108

The Yamaha YAS-108 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Yamaha YAS-108 price