JBL Bar 5.1 vs Samsung HW-N950

JBL Bar 5.1 vs Samsung HW-N950

JBL Bar 5.1 review

The JBL Bar 5.1 soundbar with a total maximum power of 510 watts consists of a 10-inch wireless subwoofer and a main sound panel with two removable wireless speakers, which integrate a battery that can last up to 10 hours on a single charge. The model is equipped with the JBL SoundShift function, which allows, if necessary, switching between the TV sound and the Bluetooth sound on the mobile device, and you can control the speaker system not only with the native remote control that comes with the unit, but also with the TV remote control. Comparing JBL Bar 5.1 vs Samsung HW-N950 as for the interface panel of the soundbar JBL Bar 5.1, it consists of one analog audio input, one optical and three video outputs HDMI HDCP version 2.2, one of which with a reverse audio channel. JBL Bar 5.1

Samsung HW-N950 review

What’s concerning Samsung HW-N950 vs JBL Bar 5.1, Samsung HW-N950 is equipped with 17 speakers, including two additional, which direct the sound up and to both sides of the listener, creating the effect of complete immersion. The soundbar also has wireless rear speakers and a subwoofer. It is distributed with support for DTS: X and Dolby Atmos formats. On top of this this model has the power of 512W and 7.1.4 built-in channels. Samsung HW-N950

JBL Bar 5.1 pros & cons

Pros

  • Setup took around 30 minutes and was very easy
  • 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

Samsung HW-N950 pros & cons

Pros

  • It really helps that you enable the HDMI-CEC on your TV, in order to get a perfect connection
  • Connections are all wireless, and our setup went flawlessly, literally plug-n-play

Cons

  • I wish some type of demo mode or sound setup was included to highlight the features

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
JBL Bar 5.1
7
Samsung HW-N950
8.4
5
10
JBL Bar 5.1

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Samsung HW-N950

Samsung HW-N950 review

Nov 22, 2019

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Common

Product

JBL Bar 5.1
Samsung HW-N950

Model

Bar 5.1
HW-N950

Brand

JBL
Samsung

Reviews

542
91

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, volume down, volume up

Audio features

Built-in channels

5.1
7.1.4

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

510 (overall)
512 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

2
2

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wireless

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
2/0

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
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 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
122.4 x 8.1 x 13.4/48.2 x 3.2 x 5.3

Weight, kg/pounds

3.9/8.6
8.8/19.4
JBL Bar 5.1
Samsung HW-N950
JBL Bar 5.1
Samsung HW-N950

Soundbars CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7
  • 8.4
  • 7JBL Bar 5.1
  • 8.4Samsung HW-N950

The Samsung HW-N950 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Samsung HW-N950 price