JBL Bar 2.1 vs TaoTronics TT-SK15 review

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Rating 5 5
JBL Bar 2.1
vs
TaoTronics TT-SK15

In this article, we will talk about JBL Bar 2.1 vs TaoTronics TT-SK15 comparison. The JBL Bar 2.1 was rated 5, while the TaoTronics TT-SK15 has a rating 4. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, volume down, volume up, source for the Bar 2.1 and power, volume down, volume up, input for the TT-SK15.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that Bar 2.1 has 2.1 and TT-SK15 has 2.0. The built-in subwoofer is not implemented in any of these models. Rate 6 out of 10 received the JBL Bar 2.1 for audio features and specs, but the TaoTronics TT-SK15 received 5 out of 10.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Both devices do not have Google Play Music on board. The units in this comparison do not support Spotify.

Connectivity

Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the Bar 2.1. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) is implemented only in the Bar 2.1. We rated the connectivity of the Bar 2.1 at 7 out of 10, while the TT-SK15 was rated 4/10. None of these soundbars can be controlled using the app. The JBL Bar 2.1 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 Bar 2.1 or TT-SK15. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. DTS Virtual:X technology not supported by any of the soundbars in this review.

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Common

Product

JBL Bar 2.1
TaoTronics TT-SK15

Model

Bar 2.1
TT-SK15

Brand

JBL
TaoTronics

Reviews

26
5232

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

power, volume down, volume up, source
power, volume down, volume up, input

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.1
2.0

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

300 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1
0

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
has not

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/1
0/0

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
1/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

1/0
1/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby Digital

Dolby Pro Logic II

DTS:X

DTS Virtual:X

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

96.5 x 5.8 x 6.8/38 x 2.3 x 2.7
86 x 6.6 x 8.7/34 x 2.6 x 3.4

Weight, kg/pounds

1.9/4.1
1.8/3.9
JBL Bar 2.1
TaoTronics TT-SK15
JBL Bar 2.1
TaoTronics TT-SK15

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5
  • 4
  • 5JBL Bar 2.1
  • 4TaoTronics TT-SK15

The JBL Bar 2.1 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check JBL Bar 2.1 price