JBL Bar 5.1 vs Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400

Bar 5.1 vs MusicCast BAR 400 comparison chart

Overall
JBL Bar 5.1
7.2
Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400
8.2
5
10
Votes 12 12
Rating 4.2 4.2
JBL Bar 5.1

Nov 22, 2019

The JBL Bar 5.1 Soundbar is the first model to feature battery powered wireless surround speakers. Want to see the JBL Bar 5.1 review as well as JBL Bar 5.1 specs? You are at the right place. Artic...

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Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400

Jan 24, 2020

Yamaha has extensive experience with sound panels, so when it releases something new in this area, expectations are high. Fortunately, the Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 - a 2.1-channel soundbar consisting...

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Common

Product

JBL Bar 5.1
Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400

Model

Bar 5.1
MusicCast BAR 400

Brand

JBL
Yamaha

Reviews

3060
112

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, mute

Audio features

Built-in channels

5.1
5.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

510 (overall)
200 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

2
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay
AirPlay 2

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast
Pandora, Deezer, TIDAL, Napster, SiriusXM, Qobuz

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
1

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
1/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

1
0

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa
Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II
Dolby Digital

DTS:X

DTS (other)

has not
DTS Virtual:X, DTS Digital Surround

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
94.2 x 8.3 x 11/38.6 x 3.3 x 4.3

Weight, kg/pounds

3.9/8.6
2.7/6

Other

Release year

2017
2018
JBL Bar 5.1
Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400
JBL Bar 5.1
Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400

Soundbars CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.2
  • 8.2
  • 7.2JBL Bar 5.1
  • 8.2Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400

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