JBL Bar 5.1 vs Bose Solo 5

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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Bose Solo 5

Bose Solo 5 review

May 06, 2019

Small soundbar Bose Solo 5 - the model is not new, but deserved. The decision on the market for a long time, according to the characteristics, may not be amazing, but even I was very pleased to use S...

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Common

Product

JBL Bar 5.1
Bose Solo 5

Model

Bar 5.1
Solo 5

Brand

JBL
Bose

Rating

4.2 of 5
4.0 of 5

Reviews

108
1305

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
has not

Audio features

Amplification type

active
active

Built-in channels

5.1
2.0

Supported channel quantity

5.1
2.0

Separate speaker (in package)

2

Separate speaker connections

wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Chromecast, Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

HDMI input/output

3/0

HDMI ARC

1

Optical digital input/output

1
1

USB

1

Coaxial digital input/output

1/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

1/0

Headphone output

Subwoofer output

1
0

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

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)
7 x 54.9 x 8.6/2.8 x 21.6 x 3.4

Weight, kg/pounds

3.9/8.6 (4.5/9.9 with detachable speakers)
1.7/3.7

Soundbars HelpToChoose comparison rating

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  • worse
  • 11.9
  • 6.3
  • 11.9JBL Bar 5.1
  • 6.3Bose Solo 5

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