JBL Bar 5.1 vs Bose Smart Soundbar 300

Bar 5.1 vs Smart Soundbar 300 comparison chart

Overall
JBL Bar 5.1
7.2
Bose Smart Soundbar 300
7.6
5
10
Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5
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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Product

JBL Bar 5.1
Bose Smart Soundbar 300

Model

Bar 5.1
Smart Soundbar 300

Brand

JBL
Bose

Reviews

3060
144

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
microphone, action

Audio features

Built-in channels

5.1
3.0

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

510 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

2
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wired, wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay
AirPlay 2

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast
Pandora,Tuneln, Deezer, iHeart, SiriusXM

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

3/0
1/0

HDMI ARC

HDMI eARC

HDMI CEC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

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
1

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
has not

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
66 x 5 x 10.1/26.5 x 2.2 x 4

Weight, kg/pounds

3.9/8.6
3.6/8

Other

Release year

2017
2020
JBL Bar 5.1
Bose Smart Soundbar 300
JBL Bar 5.1
Bose Smart Soundbar 300

Soundbars CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.2
  • 7.6
  • 7.2JBL Bar 5.1
  • 7.6Bose Smart Soundbar 300

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