JBL Detachable Speaker 4K Ultra HD Soundbar

Last updated: October 28, 2021

If you're looking for a home theater system without the hefty price tag, go with this soundbar. It uses two detachable battery–powered wireless surround speakers. When charged, these speakers offer a full 10 hours of playing time.

JBL Detachable Speaker 4K Ultra HD Soundbar

We looked at the top Soundbars and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Soundbar you should buy.

Product Details

Key Takeaway: This soundbar uses Dolby digital, Dolby Pro Logic II and DTS to improve sound when listening to music and watching movies.

In our analysis of 56 expert reviews, the JBL Detachable Speaker 4K Ultra HD Soundbar placed 7th when we looked at the top 17 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

The JBL Bar 5.1 transforms from a soundbar into a true wireless 5.1 home theater system for an epic movie and music-listening experience. With two detachable battery powered wireless surround speakers with 10-hours of playtime, 510W of total system power, a 10” wireless subwoofer, three HDMI inputs to connect 4K devices and Bluetooth, your movies, music and video games will never sound more incredible.

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

Designed to be mounted on your wall and sporting a versatile design, JBL's surround sound system is the easiest to set up.
The Bar 5.1 ($500) has a 10-inch subwoofer and side-firing surround speakers built into the bar.
Powerful bass depth and crisp, clear highs.
A do-it-all solution ideal for those who want minimal clutter but maximum audio effect.
Offers excellent cinematic surround sound experience thanks to a wireless subwoofer and two wireless speakers.
Truly wireless 5.1 surround sound, easy to set up and use.
Neat and compact setup, powerful bass.
Delivers rich sound that’s vastly better than your TV speakers.

What reviewers didn't like

Users need to calibrate this model for the best sound quality.
Could use more EQ controls and/or audio modes.
Quiet listening performance lacking.
Doesn't look as premium as the price suggests.
The sound palette that it offers isn’t as rich as some of its competitors.
Voice levels can be hard to adjust.
It's equipped with Bluetooth connectivity, but no Wi-Fi.
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