The present review is aimed to compare two soundbars - JBL Bar 5.1 vs Dayton Audio BS36 that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema and music lovers. Based on our rating, Bar 5.1 has a total rating of 7.2 out of 10 versus 4.5 for BS36.
The JBL Bar 5.1 has the active amplification type, the Dayton Audio BS36 - passive. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the JBL Bar 5.1 has 5.1 versus 3.0 for the Dayton Audio BS36. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. The JBL Bar 5.1 got our rating of 8 out of 10, and the Dayton Audio BS36 5 for its audio features and specs. Spotify support is available on the Bar 5.1.
Both models do not have WI-FI support. Only the Bar 5.1 has Bluetooth support. Only the Bar 5.1 supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). For connectivity, the Bar 5.1 received a rating of 8/10 versus 4/10, respectively. App control is available for the Bar 5.1. None of the models under consideration have a built-in microphone. 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.