JBL Bar 5.1 vs LG SN11RG comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, Bar 5.1 has a total rating of 7.2 out of 10 versus 7.5 for SN11RG. 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 7.1.4 for the LG SN11RG. The output power is different and equal to 510 (overall) W for the Bar 5.1 versus 770 (overall) W for the SN11RG. 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 SN11RG 9 for its audio features and specs. Spotify support is available on the Bar 5.1.
Only the LG SN11RG 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 SN11RG. 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 SN11RG. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.
Only the SN11RG has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the SN11RG. For multichannel surround JBL Bar 5.1 got a rating of 4, and LG SN11RG 10 out of 10.