An affordable soundbar is always a good option to consider, so JBL Bar 2.1 vs LG SN6Y comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, Bar 2.1 has a total rating of 6 out of 10 versus 6.2 for SN6Y. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, source and power, volume down, volume up, function, respectively.
Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the JBL Bar 2.1 has 2.1 versus 3.1 for the LG SN6Y. The output power is different and equal to 300 (overall) W for the Bar 2.1 versus 420 (overall) W for the SN6Y. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. Both models received our 7 rating of 10 for their audio features and specs.
Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Spotify support not implemented in both soundbars.
Only the JBL Bar 2.1 can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Each soundbar has 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs. 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 8/10.
App control is available for the SN6Y. A built-in microphone is present in each model. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.
None of soundbars equipped with Dolby Atmos multichannel audio decoder. The soundbars do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X. For multichannel surround JBL Bar 2.1 got a rating of 4, and LG SN6Y 5 out of 10.
The LG SN6Y is better soundbar in this comparison. Check LG SN6Y price