Bose Soundbar 500 vs JBL Bar 5.1

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JBL Bar 5.1 review

Here we have 5.1 channels in JBL housing and 3.0 in Bose. JBL’s first strong point is connected with a real wireless subwoofer (up to 300 W) and a 25-cm speaker. The second plus of JBL Bar 5.1 is based on its removable surround speakers, working wirelessly for 10 hours. JBL Bar 5.1 has three HDMI 2.0 inputs with support for HDCP 2.2 (UHD Blu-ray) and 4K up to 60 frames per second and 4: 4: 4 color coding. It does not implement video scaling, but also does not degrade the signal. It supports three audio formats: PCM Stereo, Dolby Digital and DTS, on optical and HDMI inputs, as well as with ARC. If you connect a Blu-ray player that transfers the track to DTS HD MA or Dolby Atmos, there is no problem, because these streams contain DTS 5.1 and Dolby Digital 5.1. JBL Bar 5.1

Bose Soundbar 500 review

With the Bose SoundBar 500, you will have plenty of choice to listen to. Listen to your favorite music services such as Spotify or Amazon Music - through your home Wi-Fi network with the click of a button, or you can listen to music via Bluetooth from your phone or tablet. For fans of watching movies in the home system, let us know that the Bose Bose SoundBar 500 is equipped with HDMI input and output with support for 4K / HDCP 2.2 video and ARC audio return channel. This makes this model ready for the wide distribution of the new AV format, which may happen in the near future. Bose Soundbar 500

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

Bose Soundbar 500 pros & cons

Pros

  • The installation process is just as simple as setting up some random online account
  • Bose quality is always great

Cons

  • Lacks HDMI inputs
  • I hoped the sound was more surrounded giving that it’s Bose

Votes 8 8
Rating 4.3 4.3

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Common

Product

Bose Soundbar 500
JBL Bar 5.1

Model

Soundbar 500
Bar 5.1

Brand

Bose
JBL

Reviews

147
770

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, input

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.0
5.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

510 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
2

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

0
1

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay 2
AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

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

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/0
3/0

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)

0/0
1/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
1

Features

Voice control

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
114.8 x 5.8 x 9.3/45 x 2.3 x 3.7

Weight, kg/pounds

3.1/7
3.9/8.6
Bose Soundbar 500
JBL Bar 5.1
Bose Soundbar 500
JBL Bar 5.1

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  • 7Bose Soundbar 500
  • 7JBL Bar 5.1

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