Bose TV Speaker vs JBL Bar Studio review

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Bose TV Speaker vs JBL Bar Studio comparison chart

Bose TV Speaker vs JBL Bar Studio review

Bose TV Speaker
vs
JBL Bar Studio

l would like to share my experience after comparing and testing two soundbars – Bose TV Speaker vs JBL Bar Studio. Both soundbars received a score of 5 in our ranking.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that TV Speaker has 3.0 and Bar Studio has 2.0. The built-in subwoofer is not implemented in any of these models. An external subwoofer connects to the TV Speaker via wired, but Bar Studio has wireless connection type. Audio features and specs of considered models we rated 5 out of 10 in our ranking.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. The units in this comparison do not support Spotify.

Connectivity

Both models do not have a wireless Wi-Fi interface. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs are in each of soundbars. As in the TV Speaker, so in the Bar Studio there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the TV Speaker at 7 out of 10, while the Bar Studio was rated 6/10.

Features

None of these soundbars can be controlled using the app. Soundbars in this review are not 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 TV Speaker or Bar Studio. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The TV Speaker was rated 4/10, while the Bar Studio received a mark of 5/10 for multichannel surround.

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Common

Product

Bose TV Speaker
JBL Bar Studio

Model

TV Speaker
Bar Studio

Brand

Bose
JBL

Reviews

795
828

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

has not
volume down, volume up, power, source

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.0
2.0

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

30

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wired
has not

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wired
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/0
1/0

HDMI ARC

HDMI eARC

HDMI CEC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

1/0
1/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

1
0

Features

Voice control

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II

DTS:X

DTS (other)

has not
has not

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

58.4 x 5 x 10.1/23.4 x 2.2 x 4
61.4 x 5.8 x 8.6/24.2 x 2.3 x 3.4

Weight, kg/pounds

3.1/7.7
1.4/3.1

Other

Release year

2020
2019
Bose TV Speaker
JBL Bar Studio
Bose TV Speaker
JBL Bar Studio

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5
  • 5
  • 5Bose TV Speaker
  • 5JBL Bar Studio

Bose TV Speaker competitors

JBL Bar Studio competitors