Samsung Q700B vs JBL Bar 9.1 review

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Samsung Q700B vs JBL Bar 9.1 comparison chart

Samsung Q700B vs JBL Bar 9.1 review

Samsung Q700B
JBL Bar 9.1

The Samsung Q700B vs JBL Bar 9.1 comparison proves that these soundbars have many common features. Based on our rating, Q700B has a total rating of 5.8 out of 10 versus 9 for Bar 9.1.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Samsung Q700B has 3.1.2 versus 9.1 for the JBL Bar 9.1. The output power is different and equal to 320 (overall) W for the Q700B versus 820 (overall) W for the Bar 9.1. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. The Samsung Q700B got our rating of 7 out of 10, and the JBL Bar 9.1 9 for its audio features and specs.

Streaming services

Spotify support is available on the Bar 9.1.


Only the JBL Bar 9.1 can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Each soundbar has 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, the Q700B received a rating of 8/10 versus 10/10, respectively.


App control is available for the Bar 9.1. A built-in microphone is present only on the Bar 9.1. Multi-room is only available for the JBL Bar 9.1.

Multichannel surround

Both devices have support for Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the Q700B. For multichannel surround Samsung Q700B got a rating of 10, and JBL Bar 9.1 7 out of 10.

Advantages Samsung Q700B over JBL Bar 9.1

  • Compatible with DTS:X

Advantages JBL Bar 9.1 over Samsung Q700B

  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Spotify support
  • WI-FI enabled
  • App control
  • Microphone
  • Multi-room support
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