The present review is aimed to compare two soundbars - JBL Bar 2.1 vs Dayton Audio BS36 that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema and music lovers. Based on our rating, Bar 2.1 has a total rating of 6 out of 10 versus 4.5 for BS36.
The JBL Bar 2.1 has the active amplification type, the Dayton Audio BS36 - passive. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the JBL Bar 2.1 has 2.1 versus 3.0 for the Dayton Audio BS36. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. The JBL Bar 2.1 got our rating of 7 out of 10, and the Dayton Audio BS36 5 for its audio features and specs.
Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Spotify support not implemented in both soundbars.
Only the JBL Bar 2.1 can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Only the Bar 2.1 has Bluetooth support. Only the Bar 2.1 supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). For connectivity, the Bar 2.1 received a rating of 8/10 versus 4/10, respectively. Compared soundbars have no app control. A built-in microphone is present only on the Bar 2.1. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.
None of soundbars equipped with Dolby Atmos multichannel audio decoder. The soundbars do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X.
The JBL Bar 2.1 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check JBL Bar 2.1 price