It makes sense comparing LG SN10YG vs JBL Bar 5.1 because they both are able to give some premium features. Based on our rating, both soundbars have the same overall rating of 7.2. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, function, play/pause, microphone and power, volume down, volume up, input, respectively.
Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the LG SN10YG has 5.1.2 versus 5.1 for the JBL Bar 5.1. The output power is different and equal to 570 (overall) W for the SN10YG versus 510 (overall) W for the Bar 5.1. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. Both models received our 8 rating of 10 for their audio features and specs. Spotify support is available on the Bar 5.1.
Only the LG SN10YG can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The LG SN10YG has 2/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 3/0 of the JBL Bar 5.1. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, the SN10YG received a rating of 9/10 versus 8/10, respectively.
App control is available in every soundbar. A built-in microphone is present only on the SN10YG. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.
Only the SN10YG has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the SN10YG. For multichannel surround LG SN10YG got a rating of 10, and JBL Bar 5.1 4 out of 10.