JBL Bar 5.1 vs. JBL Bar 9.1, which one is worth buying?


To build a home theater, a good soundbar speaker is essential. Many people hesitate between the JBL Bar 5.1 and JBL Bar 9.1, not knowing which one to choose, let's see what are the differences between them.

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Model NameJBL Bar 5.1JBL Bar 9.1
Wireless ConnectivityBluetoothBluetooth, Wi-Fi
Bluetooth EnabledYesYes
Input(s)HDMI, Toslink optical, USB Type AEthernet, HDMI, Optical, USB
Wireless Subwoofer ConnectivityYes
Works WithGoogle Assistant, Siri
Surround Sound SupportedDolby Pro Logic IIDTS:X, Dolby Atmos
Minimum Frequency Response40 hertz34 hertz
Maximum Frequency Response20 kilohertz20 kilohertz

JBL Bar 9.1, as advertised, has exceptionally good bass and supports Dolby Atmos, which is great for watching movies, something that the JBL Bar 5.1 does not have.
In addition, JBL Bar 9.1 supports Bluetooth and Wifi dual connection.

But JBL Bar 5.1 is a cost-effective soundbar, you can choose according to the budget, after all, the two price difference is relatively large.