JBL Bar 2.1 vs LG SN6Y review

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JBL Bar 2.1 vs LG SN6Y review

JBL Bar 2.1
vs
LG SN6Y

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.

Audio features

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.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Spotify support not implemented in both soundbars.

Connectivity

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.

Features

App control is available for the SN6Y. A built-in microphone is present in each model. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.

Multichannel surround

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.

Advantages JBL Bar 2.1 over LG SN6Y

  • WI-FI enabled

Advantages LG SN6Y over JBL Bar 2.1

  • App control
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Common

Product

JBL Bar 2.1
LG SN6Y

Model

Bar 2.1
SN6Y

Brand

JBL
LG

Reviews

487
69

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, source
power, volume down, volume up, function

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.1
3.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

300 (overall)
420 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

has not
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/1
1/1

HDMI ARC

HDMI eARC

HDMI CEC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

1/0
0/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant
Google Assistant

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital

DTS:X

DTS (other)

has not
DTS Digital Surround

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

96.5 x 5.8 x 6.8/38 x 2.3 x 2.7
104 x 5 x 7.6/41.7 x 2.2 x 3.4

Weight, kg/pounds

1.9/4.1
3.1/7.6

Other

Release year

2019
2020
JBL Bar 2.1
LG SN6Y
JBL Bar 2.1
LG SN6Y

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6
  • 6.2
  • 6JBL Bar 2.1
  • 6.2LG SN6Y

The LG SN6Y is better soundbar in this comparison. Check LG SN6Y price

JBL Bar 2.1 competitors

LG SN6Y competitors