JBL Bar 2.1 vs Yamaha YSP-2700 review

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5
JBL Bar 2.1
vs
Yamaha YSP-2700

In this article, we will talk about JBL Bar 2.1 vs Yamaha YSP-2700 comparison. The JBL Bar 2.1 was rated 5, while the Yamaha YSP-2700 has a rating 7.6. 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, mute, connect for the YSP-2700.

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 YSP-2700 has 7.1. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 300 (overall) versus 107 (overall) according to devices. The built-in subwoofer is not implemented in any of these models. An external subwoofer can be connected to any of the units in this comparison. Rate 6 out of 10 received the JBL Bar 2.1 for audio features and specs, but the Yamaha YSP-2700 received 9 out of 10. Both devices do not have Google Play Music on board. The YSP-2700 can play audio from Spotify.

Connectivity

Both models have a wireless Wi-Fi interface. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs in the JBL Bar 2.1 versus 3/1 HDMIs in the Yamaha YSP-2700. As in the Bar 2.1, so in the YSP-2700 there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the Bar 2.1 at 7 out of 10, while the YSP-2700 was rated 9/10. The manufacturer of the YSP-2700 provides a device control application. The soundbars in this review are equipped with a microphone. The Yamaha YSP-2700 may become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder support is not implemented in either the Bar 2.1 or YSP-2700. 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. The same score of 4/10 was put to the soundbars for multichannel surround support.

Advantages Yamaha YSP-2700 over JBL Bar 2.1

  • Spotify support
  • App control
  • Multi-room support

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Common

Product

JBL Bar 2.1
Yamaha YSP-2700

Model

Bar 2.1
YSP-2700

Brand

JBL
Yamaha

Reviews

360
27

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, mute, connect

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.1
7.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

300 (overall)
107 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
2

Separate speaker connections

wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1
1

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
Pandora, Deezer, TIDAL, Napster, SiriusXM

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
1

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/1
3/1

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
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
94.2 x 5 x 15.2/37.1 x 2 x 6

Weight, kg/pounds

1.9/4.1
3.9/8.7
JBL Bar 2.1
Yamaha YSP-2700
JBL Bar 2.1
Yamaha YSP-2700

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5
  • 7.6
  • 5JBL Bar 2.1
  • 7.6Yamaha YSP-2700

The Yamaha YSP-2700 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Yamaha YSP-2700 price