It makes sense comparing Bose Solo 5 vs JBL Bar 5.1 because they both are able to give some premium features. Based on our rating, Solo 5 has a total rating of 4 out of 10 versus 7.2 for Bar 5.1.
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 5.1 for the JBL Bar 5.1. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. The Bose Solo 5 got our rating of 5 out of 10, and the JBL Bar 5.1 8 for its audio features and specs. Spotify support is available on the Bar 5.1.
Both models do not have WI-FI support. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Only the Bar 5.1 supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). For connectivity, the Solo 5 received a rating of 3/10 versus 8/10, respectively. App control is available in every soundbar. None of the models under consideration have a built-in microphone. 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. For multichannel surround, each of the opponents received 4 points out of 10.