The JBL Bar 5.1 vs LG SN10YG comparison proves that these soundbars have many common 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, input and power, volume down, volume up, function, play/pause, microphone, 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 5.1.2 for the LG SN10YG. The output power is different and equal to 510 (overall) W for the Bar 5.1 versus 570 (overall) W for the SN10YG. 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 JBL Bar 5.1 has 3/0 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 2/1 of the LG SN10YG. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, the Bar 5.1 received a rating of 8/10 versus 9/10, 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 JBL Bar 5.1 got a rating of 4, and LG SN10YG 10 out of 10.