The JBL Bar 5.1 vs Bose Soundbar 700 comparison proves that these soundbars have many common features. Based on our rating, Bar 5.1 has a total rating of 6.8 out of 10 versus 6.6 for Soundbar 700. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, input and microphone, respectively.
Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the JBL Bar 5.1 has 5.1 versus 3.0 for the Bose Soundbar 700. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. The Bar 5.1 has a wireless connection to separate subwoofer, and the Soundbar 700 - wired and wireless. The JBL Bar 5.1 got our rating of 8 out of 10, and the Bose Soundbar 700 6 for its audio features and specs.
The JBL Bar 5.1 has support AirPlay, and its competitor in our comparison has AirPlay 2. Only the Bar 5.1 supports Google Play Music. Spotify is available on each of the soundbars.
Only the Bose Soundbar 700 can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The JBL Bar 5.1 has 3/0 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 1/0 of the Bose Soundbar 700. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. For connectivity, the Bar 5.1 received a rating of 8/10 versus 6/10, respectively. App control is available in every soundbar. A built-in microphone is present only on the Soundbar 700. 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 JBL Bar 5.1 got a rating of 4, and Bose Soundbar 700 2 out of 10.
The JBL Bar 5.1 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check JBL Bar 5.1 price