JBL Bar 5.1 vs Yamaha YSP-2700

JBL Bar 5.1
vs
Yamaha YSP-2700

l would like to share my experience after comparing and testing two soundbars – JBL Bar 5.1 vs Yamaha YSP-2700. Bar 5.1 has a total rating of 7 out of 10 vs 7.4 out of 10 for YSP-2700.

Advantages JBL Bar 5.1 over Yamaha YSP-2700

  • Google Play Music compatible
  • Amazon Music compatible

Advantages Yamaha YSP-2700 over JBL Bar 5.1

  • 7.1 vs 5.1 built-in channels
  • WI-FI enabled
  • Microphone
  • Multi-room support

Common strengths

  • 2 separate speakers in package
  • Both soundbars have separate subwoofers in package
  • AirPlay compatible
  • Spotify compatible
  • Bluetooth enabled
  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support
  • Both have App control
Votes 4 4
Rating 5 5

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JBL Bar 5.1

JBL Bar 5.1 review

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 YSP-2700

Yamaha YSP-2700 review

Jan 24, 2020

Meet the soundbar of new generation - Yamaha YSP-2700. It has accumulated all the experience of previous models and is ready to show you all its Yamaha YSP-2700 specs. See them in this Yamaha YSP-270...

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Common

Product

JBL Bar 5.1
Yamaha YSP-2700

Model

Bar 5.1
YSP-2700

Brand

JBL
Yamaha

Reviews

1518
27

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, connect

Audio features

Built-in channels

5.1
7.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

510 (overall)
107 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

2
2

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1
1

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay
AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

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

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
1

NFC

HDMI input/output

3/0
3/1

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
1/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

1/0
1/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

1
0

Features

Voice control

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

114.8 x 5.8 x 9.3/45 x 2.3 x 3.7
94.2 x 5 x 15.2/37.1 x 2 x 6

Weight, kg/pounds

3.9/8.6
3.9/8.7
JBL Bar 5.1
Yamaha YSP-2700
JBL Bar 5.1
Yamaha YSP-2700

Soundbars CHooseratoR comparison rating

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  • worse
  • 7
  • 7.4
  • 7JBL Bar 5.1
  • 7.4Yamaha YSP-2700

The Yamaha YSP-2700 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Yamaha YSP-2700 price