If you have already decided that you want to buy a new soundbar, but still don’t know what exactly you want, the JBL Bar 5.1 vs Samsung HW-Q70R comparison is here to offer you two decent solutions. The JBL Bar 5.1 was rated 6.8, while the Samsung HW-Q70R has a rating 6.6. 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, source for the HW-Q70R.
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 HW-Q70R has 3.1.2. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 510 (overall) versus 330 (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-Q70R received 7 out of 10. Google Play Music service is only in the Bar 5.1. Each of the competitors can play content from Spotify.
Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the HW-Q70R. 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-Q70R. As in the Bar 5.1, so in the HW-Q70R 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-Q70R was rated 7/10. Each of the soundbars can be controlled using the application. The Samsung HW-Q70R equipped with a microphone. The models under consideration cannot become part of a multiroom system.
Dolby Atmos audio decoder is onboard the HW-Q70R. The HW-Q70R can work with surround sound due to DTS:X support. DTS Virtual:X technology not supported by any of the soundbars in this review. The Bar 5.1 was rated 4/10, while the HW-Q70R received a mark of 7/10 for multichannel surround.
The JBL Bar 5.1 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check JBL Bar 5.1 price