JBL BAR 1300X vs JBL Bar 9.1 review

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JBL BAR 1300X vs JBL Bar 9.1 comparison chart

JBL BAR 1300X vs JBL Bar 9.1 review

JBL Bar 9.1

The JBL BAR 1300X vs JBL Bar 9.1 comparison proves that these soundbars have many common features. Based on our rating, BAR 1300X has a total rating of 9.4 out of 10 versus 9 for Bar 9.1.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the JBL BAR 1300X has 11.1.4 versus 9.1 for the JBL Bar 9.1. The output power is different and equal to 1170 (overall) W for the BAR 1300X versus 820 (overall) W for the Bar 9.1. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. The JBL BAR 1300X got our rating of 10 out of 10, and the JBL Bar 9.1 9 for its audio features and specs.

Streaming services

Spotify is available on each of the soundbars. Both devices can play streaming audio from Pandora, SoundCloud.


These models have the ability to connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The JBL BAR 1300X has 3/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 1/1 of the JBL Bar 9.1. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, each of the soundbars received a rating of 10/10.


App control is available in every soundbar. A built-in microphone is present in each model. Multi-room is only available for the JBL Bar 9.1.

Multichannel surround

Both devices have support for Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the BAR 1300X. For multichannel surround JBL BAR 1300X got a rating of 8, and JBL Bar 9.1 7 out of 10.

Advantages JBL BAR 1300X over JBL Bar 9.1

  • Compatible with DTS:X

Advantages JBL Bar 9.1 over JBL BAR 1300X

  • Multi-room support
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