Bose Solo 5 vs JBL Bar Studio review

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Bose Solo 5 vs JBL Bar Studio comparison chart

Bose Solo 5 vs JBL Bar Studio review

Bose Solo 5
vs
JBL Bar Studio

l would like to share my experience after comparing and testing two soundbars – Bose Solo 5 vs JBL Bar Studio. The Bose Solo 5 was rated 4, while the JBL Bar Studio has a rating 5.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. By the number of channels, the devices do not differ. The built-in subwoofer is not implemented in any of these models. Audio features and specs of considered models we rated 5 out of 10 in our ranking.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. The units in this comparison do not support Spotify.

Connectivity

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 Studio. We rated the connectivity of the Solo 5 at 3 out of 10, while the Bar Studio was rated 6/10.

Features

The manufacturer of the Solo 5 provides a device control application. Soundbars in this review are not equipped with a microphone. The models under consideration cannot become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder support is not implemented in either the Solo 5 or Bar Studio. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The Solo 5 was rated 4/10, while the Bar Studio received a mark of 5/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages Bose Solo 5 over JBL Bar Studio

  • App control

Advantages JBL Bar Studio over Bose Solo 5

  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support
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Common

Product

Bose Solo 5
JBL Bar Studio

Model

Solo 5
Bar Studio

Brand

Bose
JBL

Reviews

11723
788

General

Placement type

table-top, wall-mountable
table-top, wall-mountable

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

has not
volume down, volume up, power, source

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.0
2.0

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

30

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

has not
has not

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

0/0
1/0

HDMI ARC

HDMI eARC

HDMI CEC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

1/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

0/0
1/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II

DTS:X

DTS (other)

has not
has not

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

21.6 x 2.8 x 3.4/54.9 x7 x 8.6
61.4 x 5.8 x 8.6/24.2 x 2.3 x 3.4

Weight, kg/pounds

1.7/3.7
1.4/3.1

Other

Release year

2016
2019
Bose Solo 5
JBL Bar Studio
Bose Solo 5
JBL Bar Studio

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 4
  • 5
  • 4Bose Solo 5
  • 5JBL Bar Studio

The JBL Bar Studio is better soundbar in this comparison. Check JBL Bar Studio price