JBL Bar 5.1 Ultra HD Wireless Soundbar

Last updated date: October 15, 2020

DWYM Score
7.9

JBL Bar 5.1 Ultra HD Wireless Soundbar

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Overall Take

In our analysis of 38 expert reviews, the JBL JBL Bar 5.1 Ultra HD Wireless Soundbar placed 4th when we looked at the top 7 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
7.6
6 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.7
2,410 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
JBL's surround sound system is the easiest to set up
- BestReviews
Powerful bass depth and crisp, clear highs
- PC Magazine
For movie lovers with a shortage of space, the JBL offers a seriously appealing prospect: totally wireless surround sound from a soundbar.
- Tech Radar
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.
- Trusted Reviews
This sound bar is unique. It has a 3.1 (Left/Centre/Right) soundbar, wireless subwoofer and two rechargeable wireless satellite L+R speakers.
- Gadget Guy
You get very good sound quality, a lot of different inputs, and a cool wireless surround feature for a mid-range price.
- Ultrabook Review
What experts didn't like
Users need to calibrate this model for the best sound quality
- BestReviews
its name implies a more fully immersive theater-like experience than it delivers.
- PC Magazine
The sound palette that it offers isn’t as rich as some of its competitors
- Tech Radar
Quiet listening performance is lacking
- Trusted Reviews
All that it is missing is Dolby Atmos sound.
- Gadget Guy
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.
- Ultrabook Review

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.

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