JBL Bar 5.1 vs Yamaha ATS-1070 review

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JBL Bar 5.1
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Yamaha ATS-1070

The present review is aimed to compare two soundbars - JBL Bar 5.1 vs Yamaha ATS-1070 that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema and music lovers. Based on our rating, Bar 5.1 has a total rating of 6.8 out of 10 versus 6 for ATS-1070. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, input and input, mute, volume down, volume up, power, respectively.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the JBL Bar 5.1 has 5.1 versus 2.0 for the Yamaha ATS-1070. The output power is different and equal to 510 (overall) W for the Bar 5.1 versus 60 W for the ATS-1070. Only the Yamaha ATS-1070 has a built-in subwoofer. The JBL Bar 5.1 got our rating of 8 out of 10, and the Yamaha ATS-1070 6 for its audio features and specs.

Streaming services

Each of rivals supports AirPlay. Both models support Google Play Music. Spotify is available on each of the soundbars. Both devices can play streaming audio from Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast.

Connectivity

Both models do not have WI-FI support. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The JBL Bar 5.1 has 3/0 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 1/0 of the Yamaha ATS-1070. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. For connectivity, the Bar 5.1 received a rating of 8/10 versus 6/10, respectively.

Features

App control is available in every soundbar. None of the models under consideration have a built-in microphone. 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. Compared devices do not have DTS Virtual:X support. For multichannel surround, each of the opponents received 4 points out of 10.

Advantages Yamaha ATS-1070 over JBL Bar 5.1

  • Built-in subwoofer

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Common

Product

JBL Bar 5.1
Yamaha ATS-1070

Model

Bar 5.1
ATS-1070

Brand

JBL
Yamaha

Reviews

935
0

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
input, mute, volume down, volume up, power

Audio features

Built-in channels

5.1
2.0

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

510 (overall)
60

Separate speaker (in package)

2
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wired

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1
0

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
has not

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay
AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast
Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

3/0
1/0

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

1/0
1/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

1
1

Features

Voice control

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby Digital

Dolby Pro Logic II

DTS:X

DTS Virtual:X

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

114.8 x 5.8 x 9.3/45 x 2.3 x 3.7
88.9 x 5.1 x 12.7/35 x 2.1 x 5.1

Weight, kg/pounds

3.9/8.6
3.1/7.5
JBL Bar 5.1
Yamaha ATS-1070
JBL Bar 5.1
Yamaha ATS-1070

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6.8
  • 6
  • 6.8JBL Bar 5.1
  • 6Yamaha ATS-1070

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