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JBL Bar 2.1 vs. Sonos Arc + 3

JBL Bar 2.1

JBL Bar 2.1

£275.55

£282.73 Incl. delivery
Sonos Arc

Sonos Arc

£749.17

£789.89 Incl. delivery
Bose Soundbar 700

Bose Soundbar 700

£648.00

£779.00 Incl. delivery
LG SN11RG

LG SN11RG

£979.00

£1,199.00 Incl. delivery
Samsung HW-Q90R

Samsung HW-Q90R

Unknown delivery cost
Subwoofer
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Dimensions sub (WxHxD)
Depth sub
225 mm
312 mm
403 mm
Height sub
370 mm
391 mm
403 mm
Width sub
225 mm
221 mm
205 mm
Bass elements, size (sub)
6.5 inches
8 inches
Capacity sub (RMS)
200 W
160 W
Type of enclosure (sub)
Bass reflex (Ported)
Weight (subwoofer)
5.2 kg
9.8 kg
Wireless
Yes
Yes
Yes
Center speaker
No
Yes
Yes
Capacity center (RMS)
Weight (center)
4.76 kg
Frequency range (max)
20000 Hz
17000 Hz
Frequency range (min)
40 Hz
24 Hz
34 Hz
Front speaker / speaker unit
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Power per channel (RMS)
Surround speakers
No
No
Yes
Yes
Capacity surround (RMS)
Weight (surround)
2.1 kg
Weight (front / speaker unit)
1.9 kg
6.25 kg
8.8 kg
Bluetooth
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Bluetooth codec
Bluetooth profile
A2DP, AVRCP
A2DP
Bluetooth version
4.2
5.0
4.0
Ethernet connection
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Wireless network (Wi-Fi)
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
3D support (3D-Ready)
No
Yes
No
No
No
Radio receiver
No
No
Streaming standards
AirPlay, Google Cast/Chromecast, AirPlay 2
AirPlay, Tidal, Deezer, TuneIn, AirPlay 2, Amazon Music
AirPlay, Spotify Connect, Tidal, Deezer, TuneIn, AirPlay 2, Amazon Music
Google Cast/Chromecast
Spotify Connect
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 ​
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
Front/side connections
USB
HDMI
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
HDCP-version
1.4
HDMI version
1.4
2.1
Number of HDMI inputs
1 ​
2 ​
2 ​
Number of HDMI outputs
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
Supported standards
eARC
eARC
eARC
Other connectors
Separate DVD / Blu-ray player
No
No
No
No
No
USB
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Audio format
Dolby Digital 5.1
Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos
Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1
Dolby TrueHD, DTS HD Master Audio, Dolby Atmos, DTS:X
Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos, DTS:X
Supported audio files
MP3, WAV (PCM)
MP3, WMA, WAV (PCM), AIFF, Apple Lossless (ALAC)
MP3, OGG Vorbis, FLAC, WAV (PCM), AAC, Apple Lossless (ALAC)
MP3, OGG Vorbis, FLAC, WAV (PCM), AAC, AIFF, Apple Lossless (ALAC)
Supported image files
Supported video files
Available colours
Black, Silver, Grey
Black, White, Silver
Black, White, Silver, Grey
Black, Silver, Grey
Black
Dimensions front/speaker unit (WxHxD)
Depth front/speaker unit
68 mm
115.7 mm
108 mm
146 mm
136 mm
Height front/speaker unit
58 mm
87 mm
57.2 mm
63 mm
83 mm
Width front/speaker unit
965 mm
1141.7 mm
978 mm
1443 mm
1226 mm
Built-in internet services
Features
Designed for wall mounting, Simulated surround
Designed for wall mounting, Simulated surround, Supports NFC, Mobile app for controlling features, Speakers suitable for Dolby Atmos, Support for multiroom
Designed for wall mounting, Mobile app for controlling features
Simulated surround, Speakers suitable for Dolby Atmos
Designed for wall mounting, Mobile app for controlling features, Speakers suitable for Dolby Atmos
Voice assistant compatible
Amazon Alexa, Apple Siri, Google Assistant
Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant
Google Assistant
Wireless rear speakers
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Wireless speakers included
No
No
Yes
Yes
Automatic calibration with measurement microphone
No
Yes
No
No
Number of speakers
2.1
5.0
7.0
7.1.4
7.1
Type of home cinema package
Number of speaker drivers
7 ​
11 ​
7 ​
17 ​
Soundbase (suitable for TV placement)
No
No
No
No
Video formats supported
1080p (Full HD), 2160p (4K Ultra HD)
2160p (4K Ultra HD)
Optical drive
No
No
No
No