JBL BAR 300 vs JBL Bar 5.0

If you click a link on this page and make a purchase, we may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you.
Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

BAR 300 vs Bar 5.0 comparison chart

JBL Bar 5.0
Multichannel surround

JBL BAR 300 vs JBL Bar 5.0 review

JBL Bar 5.0

Comparison of JBL BAR 300 and JBL Bar 5.0 will allow us to get comprehensive information about the features of these two devices. And as a result of the comparison, it becomes clear that Bar 5.0 is inferior in all characteristics to BAR 300. According to the results of our comparison, BAR 300 received 8.4 points out of 10 possible, and Bar 5.0 was rated 8.2 points.

Advantages JBL BAR 300 over JBL Bar 5.0

  • We do not know advantages

Advantages JBL Bar 5.0 over JBL BAR 300

  • Possible to create a multi-room system

Audio features

The BAR 300 is rated 6 of 10 against 5 for the Bar 5.0 according to the audio features rating.

BAR 300
Bar 5.0

It worth understanding the difference between the two types of amplification: a passive soundbar does not have its own amplifier and receives amplification from the signal source, while an active soundbar has a built-in amplifier. The same active type of amplification is used in the BAR 300 and the Bar 5.0.

There are stereo soundbars and multichannel ones. It is with the help of multichannel devices that you can get volumetric sound. The number of channels in the considered devices is the same - 5.0. Also, the output power of the soundbars under consideration is different, JBL BAR 300 has 260 (overall) W, and 250 (overall) W has the competitor.

BAR 300 Bar 5.0
Built-in channels5.05.0
Amplification typeactiveactive
Output power, W260 (overall)250 (overall)
Separate speaker (in package)00
Separate speaker connectionshas nothas not


Soundbars can have a built-in or external subwoofer. The first type is inseparable from the soundbar body, but for the second, you can choose a good location for deep bass. Both are not equipped with an external subwoofer. Competitors support wireless connection to a separate external subwoofer.

BAR 300 Bar 5.0
Built-in subwoofer
Separate subwoofer (in package)
Separate subwoofer connectionswirelesswireless

Multichannel surround

Unlike stereo, when reproducing multichannel sound, each specific direction of sound corresponds to its dedicated channel with a separate independent loudspeaker, which creates a three-dimensional sound stage. The multichannel sound reproduction capabilities of the soundbars were rated 7 out of 10.

BAR 300
Bar 5.0

The peculiarity of Dolby Atmos is that this format is object-oriented, that is, each object of the audio signal is sounded separately and linked to its spatial location. If we consider the models in terms of support for Dolby Atmos, then both soundbars can work with this technology.

DTS:X is an algorithm for processing sound scenes by the processor, linking directly to objects, rather than channels, and calculating the optimal distribution of sound output in a room. This ability to reproduce surround sound with DTS:X technology is not implemented in any of the soundbars in this comparison.

BAR 300 Bar 5.0
Dolby Atmos
Dolby (other)
DTS (other)

Streaming services

The possibility to listen online to millions of songs from one device has become a reality thanks to streaming services. The streaming services category rating is the same - 10 out of 10 points.

BAR 300
Bar 5.0

The popular Spotify service is available on both soundbars. The streaming audio from Pandora, SoundCloud, it is possible to listen to each of soundbars.

BAR 300 Bar 5.0
Apple Music (AirPlay)
Amazon Music
Other streaming servicesPandora, SoundCloudPandora, SoundCloud


The existence of a sufficient number of current connectors significantly expands the functionality of the device. For example, only through HDMI is it possible to implement the transfer of object-oriented formats, and the presence of a Bluetooth connection will allow remote control, etc. Connectivity of competitors was rated 10 out of 10.

BAR 300
Bar 5.0

The presence of Wi-Fi in the soundbar allows you to get rid of wires when connected to a sound source and get minimal audio latency when playing content from streaming services. Wireless connection via Wi-Fi is possible on both devices.

Bluetooth connection is now one of the main communication protocols for speaker systems, which provides excellent quality and minimal audio latency. The availability of Bluetooth protocol, we can see in both models. The competitors in this comparison has 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs.

HDMI ARC is a very usefull technology that creates a two-way communication channel between a TV and another device. This is convenient since there is no need to use optical and other cables in the system. HDMI ARC is basic for both soundbars. Connecting external devices via USB can be done on both models.

BAR 300 Bar 5.0
Ethernet (RJ45)00
HDMI input/output1/11/1
Optical digital input/output1/01/0
USB1 (USB 2.0)1 (USB 2.0)
Coaxial digital input/output0/00/0
Analog audio input/output (RCA)0/00/0
Headphone output00
Subwoofer output00


Voice control is designed to make operating the device more convenient. This allows you to control basic soundbar functions from anywhere in the room.

Proprietary applications allow you to control your soundbars remotely. This is possible both via Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. The ability to control the soundbar using the application is implemented in each of the competitors. Both soundbars have a built-in microphone.

Some soundbars can be part of a multi-room system and it is an affordable solution for sounding the whole house. The Bar 5.0 has the ability to use a multiroom system.

BAR 300 Bar 5.0
Voice control
App control
Remote control


BAR 300 Bar 5.0
Size (Wx H x D), cm/in82x5.6x10.3/32.3x2.2x4.170.9x5.8x10.1/27.9x2.3x3.9
Weight, kg/pounds4.1/92.8/6.1
Add another soundbar to comparison
We didn't find anything to show here