Sonos Playbar vs JBL Bar 5.1

Sonos Playbar
Sonos Playbar review

May 06, 2019

Sonos has іmproved іts home multі-room dіgіtal musіc system. Today, many companіes produce sіmіlar systems, but the Sonos solutіon іs so convenіent to use, wіth excellent qualіty featur...

Read More
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...

Read More

Add soundbar to compare

We didn't find anything to show here
Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

Common

Product

Sonos Playbar
JBL Bar 5.1

Model

Playbar
Bar 5.1

Brand

Sonos
JBL

Rating

4.3 of 5
4.1 of 5

Reviews

1183
99

General

Placement type

table-top
table-top, wall-mountable

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

play/pause, volume up, volume down
power, volume down, volume up, input

Audio features

Amplification type

active
active

Built-in channels

3.0
5.1

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

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

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

2

HDMI input/output

3/0

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

0
1

Features

Voice control

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

3.3 x 35.4 x 5.5/8.5 x 90 x 14
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)

Weight, kg/pounds

5.4/11.9
3.9/8.6 (4.5/9.9 with detachable speakers)

Soundbars HelpToChoose comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 10
  • 9.7
  • 10Sonos Playbar
  • 9.7JBL Bar 5.1

The Sonos Playbar is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Sonos Playbar price