JBL Bar 5.1 vs Samsung HW-Q60R review

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Rating 3.9 3.9
JBL Bar 5.1
vs
Samsung HW-Q60R

An affordable soundbar is always a good option to consider, so JBL Bar 5.1 vs Samsung HW-Q60R comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, Bar 5.1 has a total rating of 6.8 out of 10 versus 4.4 for HW-Q60R. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, input and power, volume down, volume up, source, respectively.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. Soundbars have the same number of channels on 5.1. The output power is different and equal to 510 (overall) W for the Bar 5.1 versus 360 (overall) W for the HW-Q60R. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. Both models received our 8 rating of 10 for their audio features and specs. Only the Bar 5.1 supports Google Play Music. Spotify support is available on the Bar 5.1.

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 1/1 of the Samsung HW-Q60R. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, the Bar 5.1 received a rating of 8/10 versus 6/10, respectively.

Features

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.

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 JBL Bar 5.1 over Samsung HW-Q60R

  • Google Play Music compatible
  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Spotify support
  • App control

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Common

Product

JBL Bar 5.1
Samsung HW-Q60R

Model

Bar 5.1
HW-Q60R

Brand

JBL
Samsung

Reviews

1692
1393

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, source

Audio features

Built-in channels

5.1
5.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

510 (overall)
360 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

2
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1
1

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay

Google Play Music

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

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

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
110 x 5.8 x 9.9/43.3 x 2.3 x 3.9

Weight, kg/pounds

3.9/8.6
3.5/7.9
JBL Bar 5.1
Samsung HW-Q60R
JBL Bar 5.1
Samsung HW-Q60R

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6.8
  • 4.4
  • 6.8JBL Bar 5.1
  • 4.4Samsung HW-Q60R

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