The JBL Bar 2.1 vs Denon HEOS BAR comparison proves that these soundbars have many common features. Based on our rating, Bar 2.1 has a total rating of 5 out of 10 versus 7 for HEOS BAR. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, source and volume down, volume up, sound off, respectively.
Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the JBL Bar 2.1 has 2.1 versus 3.0 for the Denon HEOS BAR. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. Both models received our 6 rating of 10 for their audio features and specs.
Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Both models do not support Google Play Music. Spotify support is available on the HEOS BAR.
Only the JBL Bar 2.1 can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The JBL Bar 2.1 has 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 4/1 of the Denon HEOS BAR. 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 7/10.
Both models support voice control using Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant. App control is available for the HEOS BAR. A built-in microphone is present in each model. Multi-room is only available for the Denon HEOS BAR.
None of soundbars equipped with Dolby Atmos multichannel audio decoder. The soundbars do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X. Compared devices do not have DTS Virtual:X support. For multichannel surround, each of the opponents received 4 points out of 10.
The Denon HEOS BAR is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Denon HEOS BAR price