The JBL Bar 5.1 vs Bose Solo 5 comparison shows that these models have some important differences and common features. The JBL Bar 5.1 was rated 6.8, while the Bose Solo 5 has a rating 4.
Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that Bar 5.1 has 5.1 and Solo 5 has 2.0. The built-in subwoofer is not implemented in any of these models. Rate 8 out of 10 received the JBL Bar 5.1 for audio features and specs, but the Bose Solo 5 received 5 out of 10. Google Play Music service is only in the Bar 5.1. The Bar 5.1 can play audio from Spotify.
Both models do not have a wireless Wi-Fi interface. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) is implemented only in the Bar 5.1. We rated the connectivity of the Bar 5.1 at 8 out of 10, while the Solo 5 was rated 3/10.
Each of the soundbars can be controlled using the application. Soundbars in this review are not equipped with a microphone. The models under consideration cannot become part of a multiroom system.
Dolby Atmos audio decoder support is not implemented in either the Bar 5.1 or Solo 5. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. DTS Virtual:X technology not supported by any of the soundbars in this review.
The JBL Bar 5.1 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check JBL Bar 5.1 price