JBL Bar 5.1 vs LG SLM4R comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, Bar 5.1 has a total rating of 7.2 out of 10 versus 5.2 for SLM4R. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, input and power, volume down, volume up, function, respectively.
Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the JBL Bar 5.1 has 5.1 versus 4.1 for the LG SLM4R. The output power is different and equal to 510 (overall) W for the Bar 5.1 versus 420 (overall) W for the SLM4R. 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 LG SLM4R 7 for its audio features and specs. Spotify support is available on the Bar 5.1.
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). Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, the Bar 5.1 received a rating of 8/10 versus 6/10, respectively. App control is available in every soundbar. None of the models under consideration have a built-in microphone. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.
None of soundbars equipped with Dolby Atmos multichannel audio decoder. The soundbars do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X. For multichannel surround JBL Bar 5.1 got a rating of 4, and LG SLM4R 5 out of 10.