The present review is aimed to compare two soundbars - Bose Solo 5 vs JBL Bar 2.1 that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema and music lovers. Based on our rating, Solo 5 has a total rating of 4 out of 10 versus 5 for Bar 2.1.
Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Bose Solo 5 has 2.0 versus 2.1 for the JBL Bar 2.1. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. The Bose Solo 5 got our rating of 5 out of 10, and the JBL Bar 2.1 6 for its audio features and specs.
Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Both models do not support Google Play Music. Spotify support not implemented in both soundbars.
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 Solo 5 received a rating of 3/10 versus 7/10, respectively. App control is available for the Solo 5. 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.
The JBL Bar 2.1 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check JBL Bar 2.1 price