Sennheiser Ambeo Soundbar PlusSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 7.9 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
JBL Bar 300See price on Amazon
Overall Score 7.7 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Sennheiser Ambeo Soundbar Plus
|JBL Bar 300
|size of speakers
|7 x 2 and 2 x 4inches
|number of channels of sound output
|audio output power
|has bluetooth aptx
|has an aux input
|has an hdmi output
|v802.11ax, 802.11ac, and 802.11n
|has a microphone input
|has s/pdif out port
|hdmi arc / earc
|compatible with google assistant
|compatible with alexa
|compatible with siri
|has spotify connect
|has dolby atmos
|has chromecast built-in
|supports dolby digital plus
|supports dolby digital
|has a dedicated smartphone app
|See price on Amazon
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JBL Bar 300 has a width of 820mm. A soundbar's width indicates the horizontal dimension of a device, soundbars are often designed to match the width of television sets or get close.
Sennheiser Ambeo Soundbar Plus, at 1,050mm is smaller in width than the JBL Bar 300 with a difference mm
The JBL Bar 300 has a height of 103mm. The height represents the vertical dimension of a device, soundbars are usually designed as thin as it can be to beautifully complement a space.
Sennheiser Ambeo Soundbar Plus, at 121mm is longer in height than the JBL Bar 300 by 18mm
JBL Bar 300 weighs 2,500g. We recommend a lower weight better because lighter devices are easier to carry around the space.
A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, even say for many other kinds of products.
Sennheiser Ambeo Soundbar Plus, at 6,300g weigh more than the JBL Bar 300 with a difference g. Commonly a genuine quality system is a little bit heavier than average quality products though If you will need to change the position of the soundbar after some time, then you should try to purchase a lighter soundbar.
The quantity of three-dimensional space taken up by the product's body or, in simpler terms, the space the product fills. JBL Bar 300 takes up 4,729.76cm³, it is a good thing to know the space that a soundbar takes up to confirm that it will fit with ease into the space available next to your other gadgets.
Sennheiser Ambeo Soundbar Plus's volume is 9,528.75cm³ meaning it requires more space than the JBL Bar 300 by cm³
The thickness of JBL Bar 300 is 56mm, to know the thickness of the soundbar you divide its space occupied by the surface area(length by width)
Sennheiser Ambeo Soundbar Plus has a thickness of 75mm, hence thicker than the JBL Bar 300 with a difference of 19mm
Shown as the number of speakers x size(inches), Sennheiser Ambeo Soundbar Plus has 7 x 2 and 2 x 4 measured in inches. The sound quality of any given speaker generally depends upon its size which is in turn determined by its driver unit.
When it comes to surround sound channels, you'll come across numbers in such formats as X.X two-digit, or X.X.X three-digit the first number defines the total of main speakers, the second number denotes the sum of subwoofers, and the third number if available defines the sum of “height” speakers.
NOTE: "Height" speakers are commonly placed on the ceiling of the room that has the soundbar, but they may as well be upward-facing speakers inside the soundbar.
The JBL Bar 300 having a sound output value of 5 implies that it has 5 main speakers
And the Sennheiser Ambeo Soundbar Plus having 7.1.4 indicates that it has 7 main speakers, 1 subwoofer and 4 "height" speaker
JBL Bar 300 has an audio output power of 260W, basing on the total of speakers and their power in watts. It is the amount of power the soundbar speakers can be loaded with "comfortably".
To better understand how loud any speaker can get, there are other aspects to look at such as sensitivity, sound pressure, etc.
Sennheiser Ambeo Soundbar Plus has an audio output power of 400W, it has a higher output power than the JBL Bar 300 by 140W A higher audio output power results in louder, clearer sounds though this is not the only factor determining the soundbar's loudness.
The JBL Bar 300 supports BLUETOOTH APTX, a codec used for transmitting audio wirelessly using Bluetooth.
Sennheiser Ambeo Soundbar Plus supports AAC, a codec that is used for Bluetooth audio. It transfers 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Because it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it provides better results than other codecs at a similar bit rate.
Since its the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Sennheiser Ambeo Soundbar Plus will work fine with your iPhone. If you intend on using these with Android , ensure that they also support aptX HD, LDAC, or LHDC as well
Low-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio device reproduces low audible frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal on the way through. JBL Bar 300's lowest frequency is at 50Hz.
Sennheiser Ambeo Soundbar Plus's lowest frequency is at 38Hz, this implies that JBL Bar 300 got a juicier bass than the Sennheiser Ambeo Soundbar Plus , the lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.
High-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio device reproduces high audible frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it. JBL Bar 300's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz.
Sennheiser Ambeo Soundbar Plus's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, this means that both devices produce equal treble , the higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.
The JBL Bar 300 has an auxiliary input, this enables you play from other audio devices by channeling them through a simple audio connection like a 3.5mm jack.
The Sennheiser Ambeo Soundbar Plus too has an auxiliary input.
The JBL Bar 300 has an HDMI output port, devices with an HDMI port transfer HD audio.
Sennheiser Ambeo Soundbar Plus too has a High-Definition Multimedia Interface port through which it sends "feed" audio into the HDMI inputs of other digital devices, which can receive and process these signals.
JBL Bar 300 has 1 HDMI ports, more HDMI ports imply that you can simultaneously connect numerous devices, such as video game consoles and set-top boxes.
Sennheiser Ambeo Soundbar Plus has 3 HDMI ports, meaning Sennheiser Ambeo Soundbar Plus got 2 more ports than the JBL Bar 300
JBL Bar 300 has Bluetooth, a cable free technology that allows you to seamlessly transfer data between different devices.
Both the Sennheiser Ambeo Soundbar Plus and the JBL Bar 300 have Bluetooth, which means both soundbars to support data transfers with compatible devices placed in close proximity using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
JBL Bar 300 has a Bluetooth version of 5
Sennheiser Ambeo Soundbar Plus has a Bluetooth version of 5, meaning both devices are on the same version . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Wi-Fi is a wireless networking technology that allows devices such as computers, and mobile devices .i.e smartphones and wearables to connect and interact with other devices on the internet, the JBL Bar 300 can connect to Wi-Fi.
Sennheiser Ambeo Soundbar Plus too can connect to a Wi-Fi network.
Most modern soundbars that support WiFi connectivity typically support the 802.11b/g/n/ax standards. Which are known by Wi-Fi 4 - 6. JBL Bar 300 supports 802.11ax, 802.11ac, and 802.11n
JBL Bar 300 has an HDMI version of 2, newer versions of HDMI support higher bandwidth, which allows for higher resolutions and frame rates.
Sennheiser Ambeo Soundbar Plus has an HDMI version of 2.1 newer than the JBL Bar 300 with a difference 0.1v
RJ-45 ports are used for Local Area Network (LAN) connections. With more ports, you can achieve increased bandwidth across a LAN, or connect to multiple networks. Sennheiser Ambeo Soundbar Plus has only 1 ports
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
S/PDIF is an interface used to transmit digital audio with high fidelity.
The Sennheiser Ambeo Soundbar Plus and the JBL Bar 300 have S/PDIF out ports
Before you needed to connect an optical cable from your TV to the optical input of an audio device on top of the already connected HDMI cable If you don't want to use your TV's speakers and would rather have everything play through a soundbar, now with ARC you can easily connect all these at a go from a compatible HDMI socket on your TV to an HDMI ARC socket on your soundbar.
HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel) carries audio over HDMI. ARC is only capable of carrying compressed 5.1 audio, but eARC has higher bandwidth and can carry uncompressed 7.1 audio, as well as formats such as DTS:X and full bitrate Dolby Atmos. It is available on the JBL Bar 300
Sennheiser Ambeo Soundbar Plus has the HDMI ARC/EARC
JBL Bar 300 is compatible with Google Assistant, allowing you to use voice commands to control the device from other Google Assistant-compatible devices.
JBL Bar 300 is compatible with Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant, allowing you to use voice commands to control the device from other Alexa-compatible devices.
Sennheiser Ambeo Soundbar Plus is compatible with Alexa
JBL Bar 300 is compatible with Apple's Siri voice assistant, allowing you to use voice commands to control the device from other Apple HomeKit-compatible devices.
Spotify Connect allows you to control the music playing on the soundbar from the Spotify app on another device when the devices are connected to the same Wi-Fi network. Sennheiser Ambeo Soundbar Plus has Spotify connect
Dolby Atmos is a surround sound technology that allows sounds to be interpreted as three-dimensional objects. JBL Bar 300 has Dolby Atmos, which allows them to have immersive, 360-degree sound.
Sennheiser Ambeo Soundbar Plus has it too, Atmos theoretically means you'll be able to hear, say birds chipping from above or a plane moving from over your head into the distance like it would be in a natural environment.
DTS:X is an object-based surround sound technology that allows filmmakers to place and move individual sounds around your listening space, giving you a theater-like audio experience.
More like Dolby Atmos as it aims to create a multi-dimensional sound that "places you at the center of the action", it differs from Dolby Atmos by the required speaker configuration. JBL Bar 300 has DTS:X
Sennheiser Ambeo Soundbar Plus too has DTS:X just remember to configure the speakers.
Chromecast built-in is a technology that allows you to stream entertainment and apps from your phone, tablet, or laptop, straight to the Chromecast-enabled device.
Both the Sennheiser Ambeo Soundbar Plus and the JBL Bar 300 have Chromecast built-in
AirPlay allows wireless connection of Apple devices with external screens or speakers. You may stream computer screens, videos, and music from iOS devices, play games like on consoles, or present your slideshows easily on your device.
Both the Sennheiser Ambeo Soundbar Plus and the JBL Bar 300 have airplay.
If a device supports Dolby Digital Plus it can deliver up to fourteen (14) different audio channels (sides) with improved bitrates, for much better sound quality. JBL Bar 300 supports Dolby digital plus
Sennheiser Ambeo Soundbar Plus supports Dolby digital plus as well.
JBL Bar 300 supports Dolby Digital meaning that it can deliver up to six (6) different audio channels (sides) for much better sound quality.
There is a dedicated smartphone app that is designed to be used with the JBL Bar 300.
The Sennheiser Ambeo Soundbar Plus has a dedicated smartphone app.
The period of time that warrant free repair and adjustment services in case of a malfunction occurring under normal use that has followed instruction manuals. When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction. Sennheiser Ambeo Soundbar Plus has a warranty period of 2 years