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JBL Bar 9.1vsSonos Arc

JBL Bar 9.1

78

Kagoo Score

78

Kagoo Score

JBL Bar 9.1

£799.00
£799.00
Our Verdict:
A top-quality and audio channels enabled Bluetooth subwoofer included soundbar. It has a handheld remote control and a power of 820W, is wall mountable and features Audio Return Channel (ARC).
820W
DOLBY
ATMOS
HDMI
ARC X
1
3.6kg
WEIGHT
55
Brand Rating
Average Brand
97
Features
Fully-Featured
59
Value for Money
Average
80
Age
2 Years Old
78
Kagoo Score
Very Good
Sonos Arc

83

Kagoo Score

83

Kagoo Score

Sonos Arc

£740.00
£781.35
Our Verdict:
Owners report that this soundbar is very quiet and easy to setup, and noisy. It's a multi award winning but 2 year old 2.1 channels Bluetooth soundbar, with an Editor's Choice award from three expert review websites and 13 further awards from other expert sites and a good spec. It is wall mountable, features Audio Return Channel (ARC) and has a power of 500W.
500W
DOLBY
ATMOS
6.3kg
WEIGHT
94
Reviews
983 Reviews + 16 Awards
78
Features
Good Features
96
Popularity
Lots of Positive Reviews
60
Value for Money
Good
79
Age
2 Years Old
83
Kagoo Score
Excellent
JBL Bar 9.1

78

Kagoo Score

78

Kagoo Score

JBL Bar 9.1

£799.00
£799.00
Our Verdict:
A top-quality and audio channels enabled Bluetooth subwoofer included soundbar. It has a handheld remote control and a power of 820W, is wall mountable and features Audio Return Channel (ARC).
820W
DOLBY
ATMOS
HDMI
ARC X
1
3.6kg
WEIGHT
55
Brand Rating
Average Brand
97
Features
Fully-Featured
59
Value for Money
Average
80
Age
2 Years Old
78
Kagoo Score
Very Good
Sonos Arc

83

Kagoo Score

83

Kagoo Score

Sonos Arc

£740.00
£781.35
Our Verdict:
Owners report that this soundbar is very quiet and easy to setup, and noisy. It's a multi award winning but 2 year old 2.1 channels Bluetooth soundbar, with an Editor's Choice award from three expert review websites and 13 further awards from other expert sites and a good spec. It is wall mountable, features Audio Return Channel (ARC) and has a power of 500W.
500W
DOLBY
ATMOS
6.3kg
WEIGHT
94
Reviews
983 Reviews + 16 Awards
78
Features
Good Features
96
Popularity
Lots of Positive Reviews
60
Value for Money
Good
79
Age
2 Years Old
83
Kagoo Score
Excellent

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JBL Bar 9.1 Sonos Arc
4 Reasons For
Bigger Audio Output Channels
The JBL Bar 9.1 is 9.1 channels channels, which is 5 times as many audio output channels as the Sonos Arc (2.1 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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Bigger Power
The JBL Bar 9.1 is an 820W soundbar. That's 320W bigger than the Sonos Arc (500W).

'Power' denotes how powerful the soundbar is, measures in watts.

Generally speaking, the higher the power level of the soundbar, the louder the maximum volume, and the better the sound quality will be.

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Subwoofer Included
The JBL Bar 9.1 has a subwoofer included, whereas the Sonos Arc does not have this feature.

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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Handheld Remote Control
The JBL Bar 9.1 has a handheld remote control, whereas the Sonos Arc does not.

'Handheld Remote Control' denotes whether the soundbar comes with a remote to control the device from afar.

A remote control makes it far easier and more convenient to use the soundbar - you can turn it on/off and tweak the volume without having to get up and walk across the room!

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5 Reasons For
Better Kagoo Score
The Sonos Arc has received a Kagoo Score of 83, however the JBL Bar 9.1 scored 78.
Cheaper by £59
The Sonos Arc costs £59 less than the JBL Bar 9.1.
More Shops Are Selling It
A greater number of sellers increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this soundbar.
16 More Awards
The Sonos Arc has received 16 awards from expert review sites, whereas the JBL Bar 9.1 has received no awards.
Better Brand
Sonos soundbars have an average rating of 78.4%, whereas JBL only has an average rating of 78%.

Awards

JBL Bar 9.1 Sonos Arc
No awards found
16 Awards

Average Expert Rating

JBL Bar 9.1 Sonos Arc
No reviews found
Best
5 stars
25 reviews
4 stars
16 reviews
3 stars
0 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews

Average User Rating

JBL Bar 9.1 Sonos Arc
No reviews found
Best
5 stars
802 reviews
4 stars
64 reviews
3 stars
20 reviews
2 stars
14 reviews
1 star
21 reviews

Average Brand Rating

Sonos has a better average brand rating than JBL. The average brand rating for Sonos is 78.4% based on over 2,200 reviews, where as the average brand rating for JBL is 78% based on 60+ reviews.
JBL Bar 9.1 Sonos Arc
JBL

78

78

Based on 60+ reviews
Sonos

78

78

Based on over 2,200 reviews

JBL Bar 9.1 Sonos Arc
30 months old 30 months old

JBL Bar 9.1 Sonos Arc
2 years No data

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'.

Power

'Power' denotes how powerful the soundbar is, measures in watts.

Generally speaking, the higher the power level of the soundbar, the louder the maximum volume, and the better the sound quality will be.

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.

JBL Bar 9.1 Sonos Arc
Best
Yes
No

Price Trend

Specification

 
 
 
Key Features JBL Bar 9.1 Sonos Arc
Audio Channels
9.1
 9.1
BEST
2.1
 2.1
Power 820W
BEST
500W
Bluetooth
Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
 
 
 
Other Features JBL Bar 9.1 Sonos Arc
Soundbar Dimensions (WxDxH) 62mm 8.7mm
AirPlay
AirPlay
 AirPlay
AirPlay
 AirPlay
Frequency Range 80Hz Unknown - Click to provide data
Internet Radio
Internet radio
 Internet radio
Internet radio
 Internet radio
 
 
 
Audio JBL Bar 9.1 Sonos Arc
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
 Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
 Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Audio Decoder
Dolby Atmos Dolby Digital
Dts
 Dolby Atmos
 Dolby Digital
 Dts
Dolby Atmos Dolby Digital
Dts
 Dolby Atmos
 Dolby Digital
 Dts
Game Mode
Game mode
 Game mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Equalizer
Equalizer
 Equalizer
Equalizer
 Equalizer
 
 
 
Soundbar Speaker JBL Bar 9.1 Sonos Arc
Woofer Driver Unknown - Click to provide data 8
Tweeter Driver Unknown - Click to provide data 3
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR) 6dB Unknown - Click to provide data
Impedance Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Subwoofer JBL Bar 9.1 Sonos Arc
Subwoofer
Wireless
 Wireless
No
 No
Wireless Subwoofer
Wireless subwoofer
 Wireless subwoofer
BEST
Wireless subwoofer
 Wireless subwoofer
Subwoofer Type
Wireless
 Wireless
Wireless
 Wireless
Subwoofer Included
Subwoofer included
 Subwoofer included
BEST
Subwoofer included
 Subwoofer included
 
 
 
Technical Details JBL Bar 9.1 Sonos Arc
3D Sound
3D sound
 3D sound
BEST
3D sound
 3D sound
Connector(s) HDMI ARC X 1 - HDMI X 1 - USB X 1 - Optical X 1 - RJ45 Network X 1 HDMI (ARC) X 1
Wireless Connection
Wireless connection
 Wireless connection
Wireless connection
 Wireless connection
 
 
 
Ports & Interfaces JBL Bar 9.1 Sonos Arc
Ethernet LAN
Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
Near Field Communication (NFC) Unknown - Click to provide data
Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
Digital Audio Optical In 1 1
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Connection
Wired & Wireless Wired
 Wired & Wireless
 Wired
Wired & Wireless Wired
 Wired & Wireless
 Wired
USB 2.0 Port 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port Unknown - Click to provide data 1
USB Port
USB port
 USB port
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Connectivity
USB connectivity
 USB connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Power JBL Bar 9.1 Sonos Arc
Power Consumption (Typical) 0.5W Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Input Frequency Unknown - Click to provide data 50Hz
 
 
 
Weight & Dimensions JBL Bar 9.1 Sonos Arc
Width Unknown - Click to provide data 1,142mm
Height Unknown - Click to provide data 87mm
Depth Unknown - Click to provide data 115mm
Weight 3.6kg 6.3kg
 
 
 
Packaging Content JBL Bar 9.1 Sonos Arc
Handheld Remote Control
Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
Unknown - Click to provide data
Packaging Content JBL Bar 9.1 Wireless Sound Bar - Remote Control - Power Cord X 2 - HDMI Cable - Wall Brackets - Owners Guides Sonos Arc 3.0 Sound Bar - HDMI Cable - Optional HDMI to Optical Adapter - Power Lead - Documentation
 
 
 
Features JBL Bar 9.1 Sonos Arc
FM Radio Unknown - Click to provide data
FM radio
 FM radio
Audio Format
MP3 Aiff
Alac Flac
Wav
 MP3
 Aiff
 Alac
 Flac
 Wav
MP3 Aiff
Alac Flac
Wav
 MP3
 Aiff
 Alac
 Flac
 Wav
Wall Mountable
Wall mountable
 Wall mountable
Wall mountable
 Wall mountable
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
Yes
 Yes
Yes
 Yes
Colour
Black
 Black
Black
 Black
Built-in Display
Built-in display
 Built-in display
Unknown - Click to provide data
LED Indicators Unknown - Click to provide data
LED indicators
 LED indicators
Surround Sound
Surround Sound
 Surround Sound
Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Special Features JBL Bar 9.1 Sonos Arc
Multiroom Unknown - Click to provide data
Multiroom
 Multiroom
Dolby Atmos
Dolby Atmos
 Dolby Atmos
Dolby Atmos
 Dolby Atmos
 
 
 
Features JBL Bar 9.1 Sonos Arc
4k Passthrough
4k passthrough
 4k passthrough
Unknown - Click to provide data
Smart Soundbar Unknown - Click to provide data
Smart soundbar
 Smart soundbar

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