JBL Bar 5.1 vs Klipsch R-10B review

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JBL Bar 5.1
vs
Klipsch R-10B

JBL Bar 5.1 vs Klipsch R-10B comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, Bar 5.1 has a total rating of 6.8 out of 10 versus 5.2 for R-10B. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, input and input, mute, volume down, volume up, 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 250 (overall) W for the R-10B. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. The JBL Bar 5.1 got our rating of 8 out of 10, and the Klipsch R-10B 7 for its audio features and specs.

Streaming services

Each of rivals supports AirPlay. Both models support Google Play Music. Spotify is available on each of the soundbars. Both devices can play streaming audio from Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast.

Connectivity

Both models do not have WI-FI support. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Only the Bar 5.1 supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). For connectivity, the Bar 5.1 received a rating of 8/10 versus 4/10, 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 JBL Bar 5.1 got a rating of 4, and Klipsch R-10B 2 out of 10.

Advantages JBL Bar 5.1 over Klipsch R-10B

  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support
  • App control

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Common

Product

JBL Bar 5.1
Klipsch R-10B

Model

Bar 5.1
R-10B

Brand

JBL
Klipsch

Reviews

935
392

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
input, mute, volume down, volume up

Audio features

Built-in channels

5.1
5.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

510 (overall)
250 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

2
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1
1

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay
AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast
Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

3/0
0/0

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

1/0
1/0

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
101.5 x 10.5 x 7.1/40 x 4.1 x 2.8

Weight, kg/pounds

3.9/8.6
3.2/7.1
JBL Bar 5.1
Klipsch R-10B
JBL Bar 5.1
Klipsch R-10B

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6.8
  • 5.2
  • 6.8JBL Bar 5.1
  • 5.2Klipsch R-10B

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