The present review is aimed to compare two soundbars - Bose Soundbar 700 vs JBL Bar 2.1 that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema and music lovers. Based on our rating, Soundbar 700 has a total rating of 6.6 out of 10 versus 5 for Bar 2.1. The competitors' control buttons are different: microphone and power, volume down, volume up, source, respectively.
Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Bose Soundbar 700 has 3.0 versus 2.1 for the JBL Bar 2.1. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. The Soundbar 700 has a wired and wireless connection to separate subwoofer, and the Bar 2.1 - wireless. Both models received our 6 rating of 10 for their audio features and specs. Both models do not support Google Play Music. Spotify support is available on the Soundbar 700.
These models have the ability to connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Bose Soundbar 700 has 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 1/1 of the JBL Bar 2.1. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. For connectivity, the Soundbar 700 received a rating of 6/10 versus 7/10, respectively.
Both models support voice control using Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant. App control is available for the Soundbar 700. A built-in microphone is present in each model. 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. For multichannel surround Bose Soundbar 700 got a rating of 2, and JBL Bar 2.1 4 out of 10.
The Bose Soundbar 700 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Bose Soundbar 700 price