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Bose SOUNDBAR700BLvsJBL Bar 5.1

Bose SOUNDBAR700BL

82

Kagoo Score

82

Kagoo Score
Our Verdict:
A top-rated and fully featured 7.1 channels Bluetooth soundbar. It has a handheld remote control, is wall mountable and features Audio Return Channel (ARC). Our review analysis indicates that this soundbar is really quiet, good-looking and very easy to setup.
4.8kg
WEIGHT
93
Reviews
21 Reviews
83
Features
Fully-Featured
83
Popularity
Widely Available
60
Value for Money
Good
78
Age
2 Years Old
82
Kagoo Score
Excellent
JBL Bar 5.1

76

Kagoo Score

76

Kagoo Score

JBL Bar 5.1

£529.99
Our Verdict:
A powerful but 4 year old 5.1 channels Bluetooth soundbar. It has a subwoofer included and a handheld remote control, is wall mountable and features Audio Return Channel (ARC).
550W
2.9kg
WEIGHT
55
Brand Rating
Average Brand
94
Features
Fully-Featured
61
Value for Money
Good
71
Age
3 Years Old
76
Kagoo Score
Very Good
Bose SOUNDBAR700BL

82

Kagoo Score

82

Kagoo Score
Our Verdict:
A top-rated and fully featured 7.1 channels Bluetooth soundbar. It has a handheld remote control, is wall mountable and features Audio Return Channel (ARC). Our review analysis indicates that this soundbar is really quiet, good-looking and very easy to setup.
4.8kg
WEIGHT
93
Reviews
21 Reviews
83
Features
Fully-Featured
83
Popularity
Widely Available
60
Value for Money
Good
78
Age
2 Years Old
82
Kagoo Score
Excellent
JBL Bar 5.1

76

Kagoo Score

76

Kagoo Score

JBL Bar 5.1

£529.99
Our Verdict:
A powerful but 4 year old 5.1 channels Bluetooth soundbar. It has a subwoofer included and a handheld remote control, is wall mountable and features Audio Return Channel (ARC).
550W
2.9kg
WEIGHT
55
Brand Rating
Average Brand
94
Features
Fully-Featured
61
Value for Money
Good
71
Age
3 Years Old
76
Kagoo Score
Very Good

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Bose SOUNDBAR700BL JBL Bar 5.1
5 Reasons For
7.1 Channels Channels
The Bose SOUNDBAR700BL is 7.1 channels channels, but the JBL Bar 5.1 is only 5.1 channels.

'Audio Output' denotes the number of individual channels for the soundbar to use. Specific sounds and parts of the screen are assigned to individual channels, allowing the soundbar to simulate surround sound and create a deeper audio depth.

More channels mean that the sound will be more spread across the channels, leading to a richer surround sound 'effect'.

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Better Kagoo Score
The Bose SOUNDBAR700BL has received a Kagoo Score of 82, but the JBL Bar 5.1 scored 76.
More Shops Are Selling It
A greater number of stores increases the price competition amongst retailers for this soundbar and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.
13 Months Newer
The Bose SOUNDBAR700BL was released three years ago, but the JBL Bar 5.1 was released four years ago
Better Brand
Bose soundbars have an average rating of 78.3%, however JBL only has an average rating of 78%.
2 Reasons For
Subwoofer Included
The JBL Bar 5.1 has a subwoofer included, but the Bose SOUNDBAR700BL does not.

Whether the soundbar includes a subwoofer, which is a loudspeaker for low frequencies (bass sounds).

A subwoofer boosts the bass quality of the soundbar, allowing it to have far more powerful bass than would otherwise be possible.

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£139 Cheaper
The JBL Bar 5.1 costs £529.99, whereas the Bose SOUNDBAR700BL is £669.00.

Average User Rating

Bose SOUNDBAR700BL JBL Bar 5.1
Best
5 stars
15 reviews
4 stars
4 reviews
3 stars
0 reviews
2 stars
1 review
1 star
1 review
No reviews found

Average Brand Rating

Bose has a better average brand rating than JBL. The average brand rating for Bose is 78.3% based on over 1,100 reviews, where as the average brand rating for JBL is 78% based on 60+ reviews.
Bose SOUNDBAR700BL JBL Bar 5.1
Bose

78

78

Based on over 1,100 reviews
JBL

78

78

Based on 60+ reviews

Bose SOUNDBAR700BL JBL Bar 5.1
32 months old Best 45 months old

Audio Channels

'Audio Output' denotes the number of individual channels for the soundbar to use. Specific sounds and parts of the screen are assigned to individual channels, allowing the soundbar to simulate surround sound and create a deeper audio depth.

More channels mean that the sound will be more spread across the channels, leading to a richer surround sound 'effect'.

Subwoofer Included

Whether the soundbar includes a subwoofer, which is a loudspeaker for low frequencies (bass sounds).

A subwoofer boosts the bass quality of the soundbar, allowing it to have far more powerful bass than would otherwise be possible.

Bose SOUNDBAR700BL JBL Bar 5.1
No
Best
Yes

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Specification

 
 
 
Key Features Bose SOUNDBAR700BL JBL Bar 5.1
Audio Channels
7.1
 7.1
BEST
5.1
 5.1
Power Unknown - Click to provide data 550W
Bluetooth
Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
 
 
 
Other Features Bose SOUNDBAR700BL JBL Bar 5.1
Soundbar Dimensions (WxDxH) 44mm 5.8mm
Subwoofer Driver Diameter (Imperial) Unknown - Click to provide data 10
AC Adapter Included Unknown - Click to provide data
AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
Bluetooth Profile
A2DP Avrcp
 A2DP
 Avrcp
A2DP Avrcp
 A2DP
 Avrcp
AirPlay
AirPlay
 AirPlay
AirPlay
 AirPlay
Manual Unknown - Click to provide data
Manual
 Manual
Docking Connector
Not Supported
 Not Supported
Not Supported
 Not Supported
Frequency Range 2.4Hz 90Hz
Apple Docking Compatibility
Not Supported
 Not Supported
Not Supported
 Not Supported
Internet Radio
Internet radio
 Internet radio
Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Audio Bose SOUNDBAR700BL JBL Bar 5.1
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
 Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
 Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Audio Decoder
Dts Dolby Digital
 Dts
 Dolby Digital
Dts Dolby Digital
 Dts
 Dolby Digital
 
 
 
Soundbar Speaker Bose SOUNDBAR700BL JBL Bar 5.1
Woofer Diameter (Imperial) Unknown - Click to provide data 10
Tweeter Diameter Unknown - Click to provide data 1.25
Tweeter Driver 1 2
BEST
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) Unknown - Click to provide data 1%
Mid-Range Driver 4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Impedance Unknown - Click to provide data
RMS Power Unknown - Click to provide data 510W
 
 
 
Subwoofer Bose SOUNDBAR700BL JBL Bar 5.1
Subwoofer
Separate
 Separate
Wireless
 Wireless
Bass Adjustment Unknown - Click to provide data
Bass adjustment
 Bass adjustment
Bass Reflex Unknown - Click to provide data
Bass reflex
 Bass reflex
Wireless Subwoofer Unknown - Click to provide data
Wireless subwoofer
 Wireless subwoofer
RMS Power (Subwoofer) Unknown - Click to provide data 300W
Subwoofer Type
Wireless
 Wireless
Active
 Active
Subwoofer Included
Subwoofer included
 Subwoofer included
Subwoofer included
 Subwoofer included
BEST
 
 
 
Technical Details Bose SOUNDBAR700BL JBL Bar 5.1
3D Sound
3D sound
 3D sound
Unknown - Click to provide data
Remote Control
Remote control
 Remote control
Unknown - Click to provide data
Connector(s) No HDMI ARC X 1 - Optical X 1
Wireless Connection
Wireless connection
 Wireless connection
Wireless connection
 Wireless connection
 
 
 
Ports & Interfaces Bose SOUNDBAR700BL JBL Bar 5.1
Ethernet LAN Unknown - Click to provide data
Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
AUX In Unknown - Click to provide data
AUX in
 AUX in
Digital Audio Optical In 1 1
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Connection
Wired & Wireless
 Wired & Wireless
Wired & Wireless
 Wired & Wireless
Digital Audio Coaxial In Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Bluetooth Version
4.2
 4.2
4.2
 4.2
USB 2.0 Port 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Output Unknown - Click to provide data 1
HDMI In Unknown - Click to provide data 3
HDMI Port 1 3
BEST
USB Port
USB port
 USB port
USB port
 USB port
USB Connectivity
USB connectivity
 USB connectivity
USB connectivity
 USB connectivity
 
 
 
Power Bose SOUNDBAR700BL JBL Bar 5.1
Power Consumption (Standby) 0.5W 0.5W
Power Consumption (Typical) 0.5W
BEST
290W
AC Input Frequency 50Hz 50Hz
AC Input Voltage
100
 100
100
 100
Power Source
Ac
 Ac
Ac
 Ac
 
 
 
Weight & Dimensions Bose SOUNDBAR700BL JBL Bar 5.1
Subwoofer Depth Unknown - Click to provide data 305mm
Subwoofer Height Unknown - Click to provide data 305mm
Width 980mm 1,148mm
Subwoofer Width Unknown - Click to provide data 440mm
Height 57mm 93mm
Depth 109mm 58mm
Subwoofer Weight Unknown - Click to provide data 13g
Weight 4.8kg 2.9kg
 
 
 
Packaging Content Bose SOUNDBAR700BL JBL Bar 5.1
Handheld Remote Control
Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
Warranty Card Unknown - Click to provide data
Warranty card
 Warranty card
Receiver Included Unknown - Click to provide data
Receiver included
 Receiver included
Batteries Included
Batteries included
 Batteries included
Batteries included
 Batteries included
Quick Start Guide Unknown - Click to provide data
Quick start guide
 Quick start guide
Mounting Brackets Included
Mounting brackets included
 Mounting brackets included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
Ac Hdmi
Optical
 Ac
 Hdmi
 Optical
Ac Hdmi
Optical
 Ac
 Hdmi
 Optical
Packaging Content Bose 700 Sound Bar - Remote - AA Batteries X 4 - HDMI Cable - External Power Supply - Quick Setup Guide - Cleaning Cloth JBL Bar 5.1 Sound Bar - Wireless Subwoofer - Remote Control - Batteries - HDMI Cable - Power Adaptor - Wall Mount Bracket Kit - Owner"s Guide
 
 
 
Features Bose SOUNDBAR700BL JBL Bar 5.1
FM Radio
FM radio
 FM radio
BEST
FM radio
 FM radio
Audio Format
MP3 Wav
 MP3
 Wav
MP3 Wav
 MP3
 Wav
Auto Power Off System Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto power off system
 Auto power off system
TV Stands
TV stands
 TV stands
TV stands
 TV stands
Wall Mountable
Wall mountable
 Wall mountable
Wall mountable
 Wall mountable
Recommended Usage Universal Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour
White Black
 White
 Black
White Black
 White
 Black
Built-in Display
Built-in display
 Built-in display
Built-in display
 Built-in display
LED Indicators
LED indicators
 LED indicators
Unknown - Click to provide data
Surround Sound
Surround Sound
 Surround Sound
Surround Sound
 Surround Sound
 
 
 
Special Features Bose SOUNDBAR700BL JBL Bar 5.1
Multiroom
Multiroom
 Multiroom
BEST
Multiroom
 Multiroom
 
 
 
Features Bose SOUNDBAR700BL JBL Bar 5.1
4k Passthrough Unknown - Click to provide data
4k passthrough
 4k passthrough
Smart Soundbar
Smart soundbar
 Smart soundbar
Smart soundbar
 Smart soundbar

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