JBL Bar 5.1 vs Sony HT-G700

Bar 5.1 vs HT-G700 comparison chart

Overall
JBL Bar 5.1
7.2
Sony HT-G700
6.2
5
4

JBL Bar 5.1 vs Sony HT-G700 review

JBL Bar 5.1
vs
Sony HT-G700

The JBL Bar 5.1 vs Sony HT-G700 side-by-side comparison shows that these models have some important differences and common features. Bar 5.1 has a total rating of 7.2 out of 10 vs 6.2 out of 10 for HT-G700.

Advantages JBL Bar 5.1 over Sony HT-G700

  • 5.1 vs 3.1 built-in channels
  • Separate speakers in package
  • AirPlay compatible
  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Spotify compatible
  • App control

Advantages Sony HT-G700 over JBL Bar 5.1

  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X

Common strengths

  • Both soundbars have separate subwoofers in package
  • Bluetooth enabled
  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support
Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5
JBL Bar 5.1

Nov 22, 2019

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Common

Product

JBL Bar 5.1
Sony HT-G700

Model

Bar 5.1
HT-G700

Brand

JBL
Sony

Reviews

3060
221

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
power, volume down, volume up, input, Bluetooth

Audio features

Built-in channels

5.1
3.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

510 (overall)
400 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

2
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

3/0
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)

1/0
0/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

1
0

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II
Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby True HD

DTS:X

DTS (other)

has not
DTS HD, DTS ES, DTS 96/24

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

114.8 x 5.8 x 9.3/45 x 2.3 x 3.7
89 x 6.4 x 10.8/35.1 x 2.6 x 3.9

Weight, kg/pounds

3.9/8.6
3.5/7.1

Other

Release year

2017
2020
JBL Bar 5.1
Sony HT-G700
JBL Bar 5.1
Sony HT-G700

Soundbars CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.2
  • 6.2
  • 7.2JBL Bar 5.1
  • 6.2Sony HT-G700