JBL Bar 5.1 vs Sonos Beam

JBL Bar 5.1
JBL Bar 5.1 review

May 13, 2019

JBL company offers many models of soundbars for creating compact home theaters. The latest model BAR 5.1 is the most powerful of them. This soundbar combines all the main advantages of low-end models...

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Sonos Beam
Sonos Beam review

May 06, 2019

In many ways, Sоnоs is Apple in audiо. Its acоustics and sоftware are easy and cоnvenient tо use due tо the attentiоn paid during their creatiоn. The cоmpany has develоped its оwn wirele...

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Common

Product

JBL Bar 5.1
Sonos Beam

Model

Bar 5.1
Beam

Brand

JBL
Sonos

Rating

4.1 of 5
4.1 of 5

Reviews

99
440

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
volume down, volume up, microphone button, play/pause

Audio features

Amplification type

active
active

Built-in channels

5.1
3.0

Supported channel quantity

5.1
5.1

Separate speaker (in package)

2

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Chromecast, Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer
Chromecast, Pandora, Tuneln

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1

HDMI input/output

3/0
1/0

HDMI ARC

1

Optical digital input/output

1
1

USB

1

Coaxial digital input/output

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

1/0

Headphone output

Subwoofer output

1
0

Features

Voice control

Alexa

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

DTS:X

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (H x W x D), cm/in

5.8 x 114.8 x 9.3/2.3 x 45 x 3.7 (5.8 x 131.3 x 9.3/2.3 x 51.7 x 3.7 with detachable speakers)
6.8 x 65 x 10/2.7 x 25.6 x 3.9

Weight, kg/pounds

3.9/8.6 (4.5/9.9 with detachable speakers)
2.8/6.2

Soundbars HelpToChoose comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 11.7
  • 8.7
  • 11.7JBL Bar 5.1
  • 8.7Sonos Beam

The JBL Bar 5.1 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check JBL Bar 5.1 price