JBL Bar 5.1 vs LG GX review

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JBL Bar 5.1 vs LG GX review

JBL Bar 5.1
vs
LG GX

In this article, we will talk about JBL Bar 5.1 vs LG GX comparison. The JBL Bar 5.1 was rated 7.2, while the LG GX has a rating 6.5. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, volume down, volume up, input for the Bar 5.1 and power, volume down, volume up, function for the GX.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that Bar 5.1 has 5.1 and GX has 3.1. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 510 (overall) versus 420 (overall) according to devices. The built-in subwoofer is not implemented in any of these models. An external subwoofer can be connected to any of the units in this comparison. Rate 8 out of 10 received the JBL Bar 5.1 for audio features and specs, but the LG GX received 7 out of 10. The Bar 5.1 can play audio from Spotify.

Connectivity

Both models do not have a wireless Wi-Fi interface. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 3/0 HDMI inputs/outputs in the JBL Bar 5.1 versus 1/1 HDMIs in the LG GX. As in the Bar 5.1, so in the GX there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. The connectivity of each of the models was estimated at 8/10. Each of the soundbars can be controlled using the application. Soundbars in this review are not equipped with a microphone. The models under consideration cannot become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder is onboard the GX. The GX can work with surround sound due to DTS:X support. The Bar 5.1 was rated 4/10, while the GX received a mark of 10/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages JBL Bar 5.1 over LG GX

  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Spotify support

Advantages LG GX over JBL Bar 5.1

  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X
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Common

Product

JBL Bar 5.1
LG GX

Model

Bar 5.1
GX

Brand

JBL
LG

Reviews

3060
3

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
power, volume down, volume up, function

Audio features

Built-in channels

5.1
3.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

510 (overall)
420 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

2
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

3/0
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

1
0

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II
Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus

DTS:X

DTS (other)

has not
DTS HD, DTS Digital Surround

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
142 x 12.7 x 2.5/56.9 x 5.9 x 1.3

Weight, kg/pounds

3.9/8.6
4/9

Other

Release year

2017
2020
JBL Bar 5.1
LG GX
JBL Bar 5.1
LG GX

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.2
  • 6.5
  • 7.2JBL Bar 5.1
  • 6.5LG GX