KEF HTF7003 vs JBL Bar 5.1

KEF HTF7003

KEF HTF7003 review

May 03, 2019

This single soundbar unit is pretty modest and humble with an affordable price point of $300. But do not rush the final decision yet. Look through my up to the point KEF HTF7003 review to see if this...

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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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Common

Product

KEF HTF7003
JBL Bar 5.1

Model

HTF7003
Bar 5.1

Brand

KEF
JBL

Rating

4.5 of 5
4.1 of 5

Reviews

7
117

General

Placement type

table-top, wall-mountable
table-top, wall-mountable

Connection to source

wired
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

has not
power, volume down, volume up, input

Audio features

Amplification type

passive
active

Built-in channels

3.0
5.1

Supported channel quantity

3.0
5.1

Separate speaker (in package)

2

Separate speaker connections

wire
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

has not
Chromecast, Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

HDMI input/output

3/0

HDMI ARC

1

Optical digital input/output

1

USB

1

Coaxial digital input/output

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

3/0
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

8.1 x 78.5 x 6.1/3.1 x 30.9 x 2.4
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

2.1/4.6
3.9/8.6 (4.5/9.9 with detachable speakers)

Soundbars HelpToChoose comparison rating

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  • 6.2
  • 10.7
  • 6.2KEF HTF7003
  • 10.7JBL Bar 5.1

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