The present review is aimed to compare two soundbars - JBL Bar 5.1 vs LG SN8YG that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema and music lovers. Based on our rating, Bar 5.1 has a total rating of 7.2 out of 10 versus 6.8 for SN8YG. 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 3.1.2 for the LG SN8YG. The output power is different and equal to 510 (overall) W for the Bar 5.1 versus 440 (overall) W for the SN8YG. 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 SN8YG 7 for its audio features and specs. Spotify support is available on the Bar 5.1.
Only the LG SN8YG 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 1/1 of the LG SN8YG. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, each of the soundbars received a rating of 8/10.
App control is available in every soundbar. A built-in microphone is present only on the SN8YG. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.
Only the SN8YG has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the SN8YG. For multichannel surround JBL Bar 5.1 got a rating of 4, and LG SN8YG 10 out of 10.
The JBL Bar 5.1 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check JBL Bar 5.1 price