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.
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.
Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. The units in this comparison do not support 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 Studio. We rated the connectivity of the Solo 5 at 3 out of 10, while the Bar Studio was rated 6/10.
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.
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.