JBL Bar 5.1 vs Yamaha YAS-109

Bar 5.1 vs YAS-109 comparison chart

Overall
JBL Bar 5.1
7.2
Yamaha YAS-109
6.8
5
8
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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Yamaha YAS-109

Jan 24, 2020

Yamaha has replenished the catalog with the Yamaha YAS-109 soundbar. The model is characterized by a relatively low price and, as the manufacturer claims, high-quality sound. The basic technical Yama...

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Common

Product

JBL Bar 5.1
Yamaha YAS-109

Model

Bar 5.1
YAS-109

Brand

JBL
Yamaha

Reviews

3060
766

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, microphone

Audio features

Built-in channels

5.1
2.0

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

510 (overall)
120

Separate speaker (in package)

2
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wired, wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wired, wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast
has not

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
1

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa
Amazon Alexa

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II
Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II

DTS:X

DTS (other)

has not
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
89 x 5.3 x 13.1/35 x 2.1 x 5.1

Weight, kg/pounds

3.9/8.6
3.4/7.5

Other

Release year

2017
2019
JBL Bar 5.1
Yamaha YAS-109
JBL Bar 5.1
Yamaha YAS-109

Soundbars CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.2
  • 6.8
  • 7.2JBL Bar 5.1
  • 6.8Yamaha YAS-109