In this article, we will talk about JBL Bar 2.1 vs Sony HT-CT800 comparison. The JBL Bar 2.1 was rated 6, while the Sony HT-CT800 has a rating 6.4. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, volume down, volume up, source for the Bar 2.1 and power, input, Bluetooth, music service, volume down, volume up for the HT-CT800.
Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. By the number of channels, the devices do not differ. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 300 (overall) versus 350 (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 JBL Bar 2.1 for audio features and specs, but the Sony HT-CT800 received 6 out of 10.
Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. The HT-CT800 can play audio from Spotify.
Both models have a wireless Wi-Fi interface. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs in the JBL Bar 2.1 versus 3/0 HDMIs in the Sony HT-CT800. As in the Bar 2.1, so in the HT-CT800 there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. The connectivity of each of the models was estimated at 8/10. None of these soundbars can be controlled using the app. The JBL Bar 2.1 equipped with a microphone. The Sony HT-CT800 may become part of a multiroom system.
Dolby Atmos audio decoder support is not implemented in either the Bar 2.1 or HT-CT800. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The Bar 2.1 was rated 4/10, while the HT-CT800 received a mark of 6/10 for multichannel surround.