LG S65Q vs JBL Bar 5.0

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S65Q vs Bar 5.0 comparison chart

JBL Bar 5.0
Multichannel surround

LG S65Q vs JBL Bar 5.0 review

JBL Bar 5.0

Comparison of LG S65Q 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 S65Q is inferior in all characteristics to Bar 5.0. According to the results of our comparison, S65Q received 5 points out of 10 possible, and Bar 5.0 was rated 8.2 points.

Advantages LG S65Q over JBL Bar 5.0

  • Separate subwoofer provided

Advantages JBL Bar 5.0 over LG S65Q

  • Available the Apple Music service
  • Available the Amazon Music service
  • Stream music with Spotify
  • Supports object-oriented sound with Dolby Atmos technology
  • Possible to create a multi-room system
  • Wireless connection via Wi-Fi
  • Voice control supports
  • App for remote control
  • Built-in microphone

Audio features

The S65Q is rated 7 of 10 against 5 for the Bar 5.0 according to the audio features rating.

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 S65Q 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. It is worth noting one of the main differences, the S65Q has 3.1 channels, while the Bar 5.0 has 5.0 channels. Also, the output power of the soundbars under consideration is different, LG S65Q has 330 (overall) W, and 250 (overall) W has the competitor.

S65Q Bar 5.0
Built-in channels3.15.0
Amplification typeactiveactive
Output power, W330 (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. The S65Q comes with an external subwoofer. Competitors support wireless connection to a separate external subwoofer.

S65Q 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 S65Q received rating 6 out of 10 for multichannel audio processing, but the Bar 5.0, in the same category, earned 7 out of 10 points.

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. Dolby Atmos surround sound support is implemented only in JBL Bar 5.0.

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.

S65Q Bar 5.0
Dolby Atmos
Dolby (other)Dolby Digital
DTS (other)DTS Digital Surround, DTS Virtual X

Streaming services

The possibility to listen online to millions of songs from one device has become a reality thanks to streaming services.

Bar 5.0

The popular Spotify service is available on the Bar 5.0.

S65Q Bar 5.0
Apple Music (AirPlay)
Amazon Music
Other streaming serviceshas notPandora, 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. The devices received different ratings for connectivity: LG S65Q was rated 7 out of 10, and JBL Bar 5.0 was rated 10 out of 10.

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 the Bar 5.0.

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.

S65Q 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 Bar 5.0 has its own remote control application. Only JBL Bar 5.0 has 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.

S65Q Bar 5.0
Voice control
App control
Remote control


S65Q Bar 5.0
Size (Wx H x D), cm/in100x6.3x10.4/39.4x2.5x4.170.9x5.8x10.1/27.9x2.3x3.9
Weight, kg/pounds2.9/6.42.8/6.1
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