Bose Soundbar 500 vs JBL Bar 2.1

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Bose Soundbar 500

Bose Soundbar 500 review

Jan 31, 2020

Advanced television technology allows you to create brighter and thinner panels. But as TVs become thinner, manufacturers have to cut hardware somewhere, and unfortunately, this often happens in the s...

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JBL Bar 2.1

JBL Bar 2.1 review

Jan 31, 2020

The JBL Bar 2.1 Soundbar delivers studio-quality sound, helping you enjoy your favorite movies and TV shows as well as listening to music. Check this JBL Bar 2.1 review for more info and all the JBL B...

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Product

Bose Soundbar 500
JBL Bar 2.1

Model

Soundbar 500
Bar 2.1

Brand

Bose
JBL

Reviews

147
58

General

Placement type

table-top, wall-mountable
table-top, wall-mountable

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

microphone
power, volume down, volume up, source

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.0
2.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

300 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
has not

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

0
1

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay 2

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora,Tuneln, Deezer, iHeart, SiriusXM
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/0
1/1

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)

0/0
1/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant
Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant

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

80 x 4.3 x 10.1/31.5 x 1.7 x 4
96.5 x 5.8 x 6.8/38 x 2.3 x 2.7

Weight, kg/pounds

3.1/7
1.9/4.1
Bose Soundbar 500
JBL Bar 2.1
Bose Soundbar 500
JBL Bar 2.1

Soundbars CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7
  • 5
  • 7Bose Soundbar 500
  • 5JBL Bar 2.1

The Bose Soundbar 500 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Bose Soundbar 500 price