JBL Bar 2.1 vs Klipsch R-10B comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, Bar 2.1 has a total rating of 5 out of 10 versus 5.2 for R-10B. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, source and input, mute, volume down, volume up, 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 5.1 for the Klipsch R-10B. The output power is different and equal to 300 (overall) W for the Bar 2.1 versus 250 (overall) W for the R-10B. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. The JBL Bar 2.1 got our rating of 6 out of 10, and the Klipsch R-10B 7 for its audio features and specs. Only the R-10B supports Google Play Music. Spotify support is available on the R-10B.
Only the JBL Bar 2.1 can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Only the Bar 2.1 supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). For connectivity, the Bar 2.1 received a rating of 7/10 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. Compared devices do not have DTS Virtual:X support. For multichannel surround JBL Bar 2.1 got a rating of 4, and Klipsch R-10B 2 out of 10.
The Klipsch R-10B is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Klipsch R-10B price