JBL Bar 5.1 Ultra HD Wireless Soundbar

Last updated: October 15, 2020

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

Product Details

In our analysis of 23 expert reviews, the JBL Bar 5.1 Ultra HD Wireless Soundbar placed 5th when we looked at the top 5 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

JBL's surround sound system is the easiest to set up
Powerful bass depth and crisp, clear highs
For movie lovers with a shortage of space, the JBL offers a seriously appealing prospect: totally wireless surround sound from a soundbar.
When it comes to big sound, JBL doesn’t hold back. As such, if you go loud or pump up the bass then you get a room-shaking experience from the 510W of power available to you.
This sound bar is unique. It has a 3.1 (Left/Centre/Right) soundbar, wireless subwoofer and two rechargeable wireless satellite L+R speakers.
You get very good sound quality, a lot of different inputs, and a cool wireless surround feature for a mid-range price.

What reviewers didn't like

Users need to calibrate this model for the best sound quality
its name implies a more fully immersive theater-like experience than it delivers.
The sound palette that it offers isn’t as rich as some of its competitors
Quiet listening performance is lacking
All that it is missing is Dolby Atmos sound.
Having to use bluetooth to get the best sound quality despite having 3 other options is a bit ridiculous, the speakers not charging until the unit has been turned off can be a major bother if you forget to do it, and as a last nitpick, the remote is quite cheap and the buttons are very difficult to press.
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