JBL Bar 5.1 vs Yamaha YAS-108

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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Yamaha YAS-108

Yamaha YAS-108 review

May 02, 2019

The Yamaha YAS-108 model has recently appeared on the market, replacing a very successful device with an index of 107. The main difference of the new product was the presence of two built-in subwoofe...

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Common

Product

JBL Bar 5.1
Yamaha YAS-108

Model

Bar 5.1
YAS-108

Brand

JBL
Yamaha

Rating

4.1 of 5
4.1 of 5

Reviews

117
380

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
input, mute, volume down, volume up, power

Audio features

Amplification type

active
active

Built-in channels

5.1
2.0

Supported channel quantity

5.1
5.1

Separate speaker (in package)

2

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wired, 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
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

HDMI input/output

3/0
1/1

HDMI ARC

1
1

Optical digital input/output

1
1

USB

1
1

Coaxial digital input/output

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

1/0
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)
5.3 x 88.9 x 12.9/2.1 x 35 x 5.1

Weight, kg/pounds

3.9/8.6 (4.5/9.9 with detachable speakers)
3.1/7.1

Soundbars HelpToChoose comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 11.7
  • 8.4
  • 11.7JBL Bar 5.1
  • 8.4Yamaha YAS-108

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