JBL Bar 5.1 vs Bose Solo 5

JBL Bar 5.1 vs Bose Solo 5

JBL Bar 5.1 review

I have had an opportunity to test JBL Bar 5.1 vs Bose Solo 5, and here are my thoughts. The JBL bar 5.1 transforms from a soundboard into a true wireless 5. 1 home theater system for an epic Movie and music–listening experience. The sound bar features two detachable battery–powered wireless surround speakers with 10–hours of playtime, 510W of total system power, a 10” wireless subwoofer, three HDMI inputs to connect 4K devices. With Dolby digital, Dolby Pro Logic II and DTS, your movies, music and video games will never sound more incredible. JBL Bar 5.1

Bose Solo 5 review

A small inexpensive soundbar with many functions - Bose Solo 5 very pleased me when comparing Bose Solo 5 vs JBL Bar 5.1 with the excellent sound quality in films and games, there is Bluetooth, a universal remote control and much more. The thing that impacted me the most is in the excellent combination of price and quality, and in the presence of a number of special functions that make use pleasant. But let's talk about everything in order. A rear USB port is required for software updates. Single soundbar provides better sound quality compared to your TV alone. It has dialogue mode to make every word and detail stand out. There are 2.0 built-in channels. To add, this playbar has the power output of 100W. It also features Bluetooth connectivity to wirelessly stream music from any of your devices, one cable for connecting to a TV and a universal remote control to control your TV. Bose Solo 5

JBL Bar 5.1 pros & cons

Pros

  • Not only does it sound great, but it's just so awesome to show off
  • You'll only need the JBL remote when you want to configure the settings

Cons

  • I got scared when reading about people claiming the mids were non-existent

Bose Solo 5 pros & cons

Pros

  • The music and sound effects of a movie do not cover over voice dialog
  • Convenient universal remote control that allows you to control other home appliances

Cons

  • Not too suitable for music

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Common

Product

JBL Bar 5.1
Bose Solo 5

Model

Bar 5.1
Solo 5

Brand

JBL
Bose

Rating

4.2 of 5
4.0 of 5

Reviews

132
1519

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, input
has not

Audio features

Amplification type

active
active

Built-in channels

5.1
2.0

Supported channel quantity

5.1
2.0

Separate speaker (in package)

2

Separate speaker connections

wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

HDMI input/output

3/0

HDMI ARC

1

Optical digital input/output

1
1

USB

1

Coaxial digital input/output

1/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

1/0

Headphone output

Subwoofer output

1
0

Features

Voice control

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Chromecast, Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer
has not

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

DTS:X

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (H x W x D), cm/in

5.8 x 114.8 x 9.3/2.3 x 45 x 3.7 (5.8 x 131.3 x 9.3/2.3 x 51.7 x 3.7 with detachable speakers)
7 x 54.9 x 8.6/2.8 x 21.6 x 3.4

Weight, kg/pounds

3.9/8.6 (4.5/9.9 with detachable speakers)
1.7/3.7
JBL Bar 5.1
Bose Solo 5
JBL Bar 5.1
Bose Solo 5

Soundbars CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 11.9
  • 6.3
  • 11.9JBL Bar 5.1
  • 6.3Bose Solo 5

The JBL Bar 5.1 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check JBL Bar 5.1 price