JBL Bar 5.1 vs Sony HT-Z9F

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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Sony HT-Z9F

Sony HT-Z9F review

May 02, 2019

Sony always brings new home speakers to CES. This was no exception. The company introduced several solutions, the most interesting - HT-Z9F. This is a soundbar support Dolby Atmos surrounds sound in ...

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Common

Product

JBL Bar 5.1
Sony HT-Z9F

Model

Bar 5.1
HT-Z9F

Brand

JBL
Sony

Rating

4.1 of 5
3.9 of 5

Reviews

117
57

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
power, input, Bluetooth, music service, volume down, volume up

Audio features

Amplification type

active
active

Built-in channels

5.1
3.1

Supported channel quantity

5.1
3.1

Separate speaker (in package)

2

Separate speaker connections

wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1
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

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

HDMI input/output

3/0
2/0

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
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)
6.4 x 100 x 10/2.5 x 39.4 x 3.4

Weight, kg/pounds

3.9/8.6 (4.5/9.9 with detachable speakers)
3.1/6.6

Soundbars HelpToChoose comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 12.7
  • 8.9
  • 12.7JBL Bar 5.1
  • 8.9Sony HT-Z9F

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