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 7.2, while the Samsung HW-Q70R has a rating 7.6. 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. 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.
Both devices have integrated voice control via Amazon Alexa. Each of the soundbars can be controlled using the application. The Samsung HW-Q70R equipped with a microphone. The Samsung HW-Q70R may 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. The Bar 5.1 was rated 4/10, while the HW-Q70R received a mark of 10/10 for multichannel surround.