LG GX vs JBL BAR 1000 review

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LG GX vs JBL BAR 1000 comparison chart

LG GX vs JBL BAR 1000 review

LG GX
vs
JBL BAR 1000

I had a chance to test and compare two models: LG GX vs JBL BAR 1000 and this review should help people who are looking for a good soundbar. The LG GX was rated 6.5, while the JBL BAR 1000 has a rating 9. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, volume down, volume up, function for the GX and power, volume down, volume up for the BAR 1000.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that GX has 3.1 and BAR 1000 has 7.1.4. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 420 (overall) versus 880 (overall) according to devices. The built-in subwoofer is not implemented in any of these models. An external subwoofer can be connected to any of the units in this comparison. Rate 7 out of 10 received the LG GX for audio features and specs, but the JBL BAR 1000 received 9 out of 10.

Streaming services

The BAR 1000 can play audio from Spotify.

Connectivity

Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the BAR 1000. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs in the LG GX versus 3/1 HDMIs in the JBL BAR 1000. As in the GX, so in the BAR 1000 there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the GX at 8 out of 10, while the BAR 1000 was rated 10/10.

Features

Each of the soundbars can be controlled using the application. The JBL BAR 1000 equipped with a microphone. The models under consideration cannot become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Manufacturers equipped both units with Dolby Atmos audio decoder. The GX can work with surround sound due to DTS:X support. The GX was rated 10/10, while the BAR 1000 received a mark of 7/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages LG GX over JBL BAR 1000

  • Compatible with DTS:X

Advantages JBL BAR 1000 over LG GX

  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Spotify support
  • WI-FI enabled
  • Microphone
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Common

Product

LG GX
JBL BAR 1000

Model

GX
BAR 1000

Brand

LG
JBL

Reviews

3
0

General

Placement type

table-top, wall-mountable
table-top, wall-mountable

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

power, volume down, volume up, function
power, volume down, volume up

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.1
7.1.4

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

420 (overall)
880 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
2

Separate speaker connections

wireless
has not

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
Pandora, SoundCloud

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/1
3/1

HDMI ARC

HDMI eARC

HDMI CEC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

0/0
0/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus

DTS:X

DTS (other)

DTS HD, DTS Digital Surround

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

142 x 12.7 x 2.5/56.9 x 5.9 x 1.3
88.4x5.6x12.5/34.8x2.2x4.9

Weight, kg/pounds

4/9
3.7/8.2

Other

Release year

2020
2022
LG GX
JBL BAR 1000
LG GX
JBL BAR 1000

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6.5
  • 9
  • 6.5LG GX
  • 9JBL BAR 1000