LG SN5Y vs JBL Bar 9.1 review

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LG SN5Y vs JBL Bar 9.1 comparison chart

LG SN5Y vs JBL Bar 9.1 review

JBL Bar 9.1

The LG SN5Y vs JBL Bar 9.1 comparison proves that these soundbars have many common features. Based on our rating, SN5Y has a total rating of 6 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 LG SN5Y has 2.1 versus 9.1 for the JBL Bar 9.1. The output power is different and equal to 400 (overall) W for the SN5Y 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 LG SN5Y got our rating of 6 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 SN5Y received a rating of 8/10 versus 10/10, respectively. App control is available in every soundbar. A built-in microphone is present in each model. Multi-room is only available for the JBL Bar 9.1.

Multichannel surround

Only the Bar 9.1 has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. The soundbars do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X. For multichannel surround LG SN5Y got a rating of 5, and JBL Bar 9.1 7 out of 10.

Advantages JBL Bar 9.1 over LG SN5Y

  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Spotify support
  • WI-FI enabled
  • Multi-room support
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
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