JBL Bar 5.1 vs Sony HT-X9000F

JBL Bar 5.1 vs Sony HT-X9000F

JBL Bar 5.1 review

In terms of comparing JBL Bar 5.1 vs Sony HT-X9000F the JBL Bar 5.1 is surprisingly cheap-looking for its price tag. It's mostly plastic in its design, and while it feels robust, the buttons and screen aren’t as slick as you’ll find on competitors. It has 510W of total system power. It is also equipped with a subwoofer of the type found in more traditional “wireless” settings, as it is connected to a power source, but is connected to the soundbar wirelessly. Each channel is amplified by a special power module with a total peak power of 300 watts. This is an interesting proposition, and it certainly makes JBL Bar 5.1 outstanding. JBL Bar 5.1

Sony HT-X9000F review

Now let’s see Sony HT-X9000F vs JBL Bar 5.1. Sony HT-X9000F is a 2.1-channel soundbar with support for Dolby Atmos/DTS: X and Vertical Surround Engine technology that blends perfectly with BRAVIA TVs not only in quality but also in design. With the Sony HT-X9000 Vertical Surround Engine, the latest surround sound technology, you can enjoy the thrill of the latest audio formats in movie theaters such as Dolby Atmos and DTS: X in one slim package. No matter what room you are in, the three front speakers reproduce “vertical”, creating a virtual surround sound that seems to come from you. Sony HT-X9000F

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

Sony HT-X9000F pros & cons

Pros

  • The subwoofer automatically connects to the soundbar
  • The sound bar is super easy to use with the TV
  • If you haven’t had the chance to experience the customizable sound setting features then you’re missing out

Cons

  • No real indication that the Vertical S is on

Votes 4 4
Rating 4 4

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Common

Product

JBL Bar 5.1
Sony HT-X9000F

Model

Bar 5.1
HT-X9000F

Brand

JBL
Sony

Reviews

624
160

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, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up

Audio features

Built-in channels

5.1
2.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

510 (overall)
100

Separate speaker (in package)

2
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
has not

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1
1

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay
AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast
Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

3/0
1/0

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
1

Subwoofer output

1
0

Features

Voice control

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

114.8 x 5.8 x 9.3/45 x 2.3 x 3.7
93 x 5.8 x 8.5/36.6 x 2.3 x 3.3

Weight, kg/pounds

3.9/8.6
2.5/5
JBL Bar 5.1
Sony HT-X9000F
JBL Bar 5.1
Sony HT-X9000F

Soundbars CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7
  • 7
  • 7JBL Bar 5.1
  • 7Sony HT-X9000F

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