JBL Bar 5.1 vs Bose Soundbar 700

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 Soundbar 700

Bose Soundbar 700 review

May 13, 2019

The loudness of Bose Soundbar 700 is very good and the speaker can handle the full range of different music: from hip-hop to classic as well. The set up is easy-going thanks iOS app from the Bose it ...

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Common

Product

JBL Bar 5.1
Bose Soundbar 700

Model

Bar 5.1
Soundbar 700

Brand

JBL
Bose

Rating

4.1 of 5
4.0 of 5

Reviews

117
74

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
action button, microphone button

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
wired, wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Chromecast, Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer
Tuneln, Deezer

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

HDMI input/output

3/0
1/0

HDMI ARC

1
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
1

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)
2.2 x 38.5 x 4.2/5.6 x 97.8 x 10.6

Weight, kg/pounds

3.9/8.6 (4.5/9.9 with detachable speakers)
4.5/10.5

Soundbars HelpToChoose comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 12.7
  • 9.8
  • 12.7JBL Bar 5.1
  • 9.8Bose Soundbar 700

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