Yamaha SR-B20A vs JBL Bar 9.1 review

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Yamaha SR-B20A vs JBL Bar 9.1 comparison chart

Yamaha SR-B20A vs JBL Bar 9.1 review

Yamaha SR-B20A
JBL Bar 9.1

The Yamaha SR-B20A vs JBL Bar 9.1 comparison proves that these soundbars have many common features. Based on our rating, SR-B20A has a total rating of 3.8 out of 10 versus 9 for Bar 9.1.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Yamaha SR-B20A has 2.1 versus 9.1 for the JBL Bar 9.1. The output power is different and equal to 100 (overall) W for the SR-B20A versus 820 (overall) W for the Bar 9.1. Only the Yamaha SR-B20A has a built-in subwoofer. The Yamaha SR-B20A got our rating of 5 out of 10, and the JBL Bar 9.1 9 for its audio features and specs.

Streaming services

Spotify support is available on the Bar 9.1.


Only the JBL Bar 9.1 can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Yamaha SR-B20A has 0/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 1/1 of the JBL Bar 9.1. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, the SR-B20A received a rating of 4/10 versus 10/10, respectively.


App control is available for the Bar 9.1. A built-in microphone is present only on the Bar 9.1. Multi-room is only available for the JBL Bar 9.1.

Multichannel surround

Only the Bar 9.1 has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. The soundbars do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X. For multichannel surround Yamaha SR-B20A got a rating of 6, and JBL Bar 9.1 7 out of 10.

Advantages Yamaha SR-B20A over JBL Bar 9.1

  • Built-in subwoofer

Advantages JBL Bar 9.1 over Yamaha SR-B20A

  • Separate subwoofer in package
  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Spotify support
  • WI-FI enabled
  • App control
  • Microphone
  • Multi-room support
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
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Yamaha SR-B20A
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