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JBL Bar 2.1 vs. JBL Bar 9.1 + 3

JBL Bar 2.1

JBL Bar 2.1

£275.55

£282.73 Incl. delivery
JBL Bar 9.1

JBL Bar 9.1

£749.00

Free delivery
Sony HT-X8500

Sony HT-X8500

£259.99

Free delivery
Yamaha YAS-209

Yamaha YAS-209

£299.00

Free delivery
LG SN11RG

LG SN11RG

£979.00

£1,199.00 Incl. delivery
Subwoofer
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Dimensions sub (WxHxD)
Depth sub
225 mm
305 mm
312 mm
Height sub
370 mm
440 mm
391 mm
Width sub
225 mm
305 mm
221 mm
Bass elements, size (sub)
6.5 inches
10 inches
Capacity sub (RMS)
200 W
300 W
100 W
Type of enclosure (sub)
Bass reflex (Ported)
Bass reflex (Ported)
Weight (subwoofer)
5.2 kg
11.1 kg
7.9 kg
Wireless
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Center speaker
No
Yes
No
Capacity center (RMS)
Weight (center)
Frequency range (max)
20000 Hz
20000 Hz
Frequency range (min)
40 Hz
34 Hz
Front speaker / speaker unit
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Power per channel (RMS)
400 W
Surround speakers
No
Yes
No
Yes
Capacity surround (RMS)
120 W
Weight (surround)
0.72 kg
Weight (front / speaker unit)
1.9 kg
3.64 kg
Bluetooth
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Bluetooth codec
SBC, AAC
Bluetooth profile
A2DP, AVRCP
A2DP, AVRCP
A2DP, AVRCP
A2DP
A2DP
Bluetooth version
4.2
4.2
5.0
4.2
5.0
Ethernet connection
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Wireless network (Wi-Fi)
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
3D support (3D-Ready)
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Radio receiver
No
No
Streaming standards
AirPlay, Google Cast/Chromecast, AirPlay 2
AirPlay, Google Cast/Chromecast, AirPlay 2
Amazon Music
Google Cast/Chromecast
Analogue 3.5mm input (Aux)
1 ​
0 ​
Analogue RCA stereo inputs
0 pair
0 pair
Digital coaxial input (S/PDIF)
0 ​
0 ​
Digital optical input (S/PDIF)
1 ​
1 ​
0 ​
1 ​
Front/side connections
USB
USB
HDMI
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
HDCP-version
1.4
2.3
2.3
2.3
HDMI version
1.4
2.0b
2.1
Number of HDMI inputs
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
2 ​
Number of HDMI outputs
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
Supported standards
eARC
eARC
eARC
Other connectors
Digital optical output (S/PDIF)
Separate DVD / Blu-ray player
No
No
No
USB
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Audio format
Dolby Digital 5.1
Dolby Atmos, DTS:X
Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS ES, DTS 96/24, DTS 2.0, Dolby TrueHD, DTS HD High Resolution Audio, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS HD Master Audio, Dolby Atmos, DTS:X
Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Pro Logic II
Dolby TrueHD, DTS HD Master Audio, Dolby Atmos, DTS:X
Supported audio files
MP3, WAV (PCM)
MP3
AAC
MP3, WMA, FLAC, WAV (PCM), AAC, Apple Lossless (ALAC)
MP3, OGG Vorbis, FLAC, WAV (PCM), AAC, Apple Lossless (ALAC)
Supported image files
JPEG/JPG
Supported video files
MPEG2
Available colours
Black, Silver, Grey
Black
Black
Black
Black, Silver, Grey
Dimensions front/speaker unit (WxHxD)
Depth front/speaker unit
68 mm
120 mm
96 mm
146 mm
Height front/speaker unit
58 mm
62 mm
64 mm
63 mm
Width front/speaker unit
965 mm
884 mm
890 mm
1443 mm
Built-in internet services
Features
Designed for wall mounting, Simulated surround
Designed for wall mounting, Speakers suitable for Dolby Atmos
Designed for wall mounting, Simulated surround, Speakers suitable for Dolby Atmos
Designed for wall mounting, Simulated surround
Simulated surround, Speakers suitable for Dolby Atmos
Voice assistant compatible
Amazon Alexa
Google Assistant
Wireless rear speakers
Yes
Yes
Wireless speakers included
Yes
Yes
Automatic calibration with measurement microphone
No
Yes
No
Number of speakers
2.1
9.1
2.1
2.1
7.1.4
Type of home cinema package
Number of speaker drivers
7 ​
9 ​
4 ​
Soundbase (suitable for TV placement)
No
No
No
Video formats supported
2160p (4K Ultra HD)
2160p (4K Ultra HD)
2160p (4K Ultra HD)
1080p (Full HD), 2160p (4K Ultra HD)
Optical drive
No
No
No