The JBL Bar 5.1 vs Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50 comparison shows that these models have some important differences and common features. The JBL Bar 5.1 was rated 6.8, while the Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50 has a rating 6.
Soundbars have different amplification type - active versus passive respectively to devices. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that Bar 5.1 has 5.1 and Mythos SSA-50 has 5.0. A built-in subwoofer is available only in the Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50. Rate 8 out of 10 received the JBL Bar 5.1 for audio features and specs, but the Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50 received 6 out of 10. Google Play Music service is only in the Bar 5.1. The Bar 5.1 can play audio from Spotify.
Both models do not have a wireless Wi-Fi interface. Bluetooth support integrated in the Bar 5.1. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) is implemented only in the Bar 5.1. We rated the connectivity of the Bar 5.1 at 8 out of 10, while the Mythos SSA-50 was rated 6/10.
The manufacturer of the Bar 5.1 provides a device control application. Soundbars in this review are not equipped with a microphone. The models under consideration cannot become part of a multiroom system.
Dolby Atmos audio decoder support is not implemented in either the Bar 5.1 or Mythos SSA-50. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. DTS Virtual:X technology not supported by any of the soundbars in this review.
The JBL Bar 5.1 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check JBL Bar 5.1 price