JBL Bar 5.1 vs Samsung HW-Q60T review

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JBL Bar 5.1 vs Samsung HW-Q60T review

JBL Bar 5.1
vs
Samsung HW-Q60T

The JBL Bar 5.1 vs Samsung HW-Q60T comparison shows that these models have some important differences and common features. The JBL Bar 5.1 was rated 7.2, while the Samsung HW-Q60T has a rating 5.5. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, volume down, volume up, input for the Bar 5.1 and volume down, volume up, power, source for the HW-Q60T.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. By the number of channels, the devices do not differ. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 510 (overall) versus 360 (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 Samsung HW-Q60T 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 Samsung HW-Q60T. As in the Bar 5.1, so in the HW-Q60T there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the Bar 5.1 at 8 out of 10, while the HW-Q60T was rated 7/10. 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 support is not implemented in either the Bar 5.1 or HW-Q60T. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The Bar 5.1 was rated 4/10, while the HW-Q60T received a mark of 5/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages JBL Bar 5.1 over Samsung HW-Q60T

  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Spotify support
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Common

Product

JBL Bar 5.1
Samsung HW-Q60T

Model

Bar 5.1
HW-Q60T

Brand

JBL
Samsung

Reviews

2550
664

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
volume down, volume up, power, 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
2

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

DTS:X

DTS (other)

has not
DTS Digital Surround, 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
96.5 x 5 x 10.1/38.6 x 2.3 x 4.1

Weight, kg/pounds

3.9/8.6
3.1/7.5

Other

Release year

2017
2020
JBL Bar 5.1
Samsung HW-Q60T
JBL Bar 5.1
Samsung HW-Q60T

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.2
  • 5.5
  • 7.2JBL Bar 5.1
  • 5.5Samsung HW-Q60T

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

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