The JBL Bar 5.1 vs Bose Smart Soundbar 300 comparison shows that these models have some important differences and common features. The JBL Bar 5.1 was rated 7.2, while the Bose Smart Soundbar 300 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 microphone, action for the Smart Soundbar 300.
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 Smart Soundbar 300 has 3.0. The built-in subwoofer is not implemented in any of these models. An external subwoofer connects to the Bar 5.1 via wireless, but Smart Soundbar 300 has wired and wireless connection type. Rate 8 out of 10 received the JBL Bar 5.1 for audio features and specs, but the Bose Smart Soundbar 300 received 5 out of 10.
The JBL Bar 5.1 is equipped with AirPlay, but the Bose Smart Soundbar 300 has AirPlay 2 on board. Each of the competitors can play content from Spotify.
Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the Smart Soundbar 300. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 3/0 HDMI inputs/outputs in the JBL Bar 5.1 versus 1/0 HDMIs in the Bose Smart Soundbar 300. As in the Bar 5.1, so in the Smart Soundbar 300 there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). The connectivity of each of the models was estimated at 8/10.
Each of the soundbars can be controlled using the application. The Bose Smart Soundbar 300 equipped with a microphone. The Bose Smart Soundbar 300 may become part of a multiroom system.
Dolby Atmos audio decoder support is not implemented in either the Bar 5.1 or Smart Soundbar 300. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The same score of 4/10 was put to the soundbars for multichannel surround support.
The Bose Smart Soundbar 300 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Bose Smart Soundbar 300 price