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JBL Bar 5.1

JBL Bar 5.1
alaScore 97

47 reviews

Mar, 2021

alaTest has collected and analyzed 47 reviews of JBL Bar 5.1. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and size. The price and sound are also mentioned favorably.

usability, sound, price, size, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the JBL Bar 5.1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Luke Edwards (trustedreviews.com)

JBL Bar 5.1

 

Transforming novelty plus powerful sound. JBL Bar 5.1.

Tidy soundbar setup ; Powerful bass ; 5.1 surround option ; Wireless battery-powered rear speakers

Voice levels can be difficult ; Quiet listening performance lacking

A high-priced sound bar, or a low-priced surround sound system. The JBL Bar 5.1 is a do-it-all solution ideal for those who want minimal clutter but maximum audio effect.

May, 2018

Expert review by : Simon Lucas (t3.com)

Samsung HW-Q950T review: impressive Dolby Atmos surround sound from a four-box soundbar system

 

The Samsung HW-Q950T is more of a 'home cinema in a box' than a soundbar, but that gives it really big sound

Oct, 2020

Expert review by : Henry St Leger (techradar.com)

Hands on: JBL Bar 5.1 Surround Sound review

 

JBL has refreshed its range of soundbars, and the JBL Bar 5.1 Surround Sound is the biggest and boldest of the lot. Announced at IFA 2019 , the JBL Bar 5.1 Surround Sound is the successor to last year’s Bar Series 3.1 – and not, as you...

Strong and powerful sound Sleek, unassuming design Multi-beam audio

Confusing branding Bass can feel oppressive Lack of EQ settings

Sep, 2019

Expert review by : Andrew London (techradar.com)

JBL Bar 5.1 review

 

Smart design makes up for a slightly-lacking sound

Truly wireless 5.1 surround sound ; Easy to set up and use ; Impressive vocal clarity

Music feels flat ; Plastic design ; Gap between mids and bass

For movie lovers with a shortage of space, the JBL offers a seriously appealing prospect: totally wireless surround sound from a soundbar. The sound palette that it offers isn’t as rich as some of its competitors, but its transforming surround sound...

Jan, 2018

TechAdvisor Recommended

Expert review by : Lewis Painter (techadvisor.co.uk)

JBL Bar 5.1 Surround

 

It might take up a bit of space, but the JBL Bar 5.1 Surround is an incredible bit of kit.

Jul, 2020

Expert review by : Tim Gideon (pcmag.com)

JBL Bar 9.1 Review

 

Powerful audio with thunderous bass depth ; Dolby Atmos drivers ; Wireless rear channel speakers ; Easy setup

Expensive ; Large ; Could use more precise EQ controls

The JBL Bar 9.1 soundbar might be expensive, but it delivers powerful, thunderous audio with detachable rear channels for an immersive listening experience.

Apr, 2020

Expert review by : John Panoryios (rtings.com)

JBL Bar 5.1 Surround Review

 

The JBL Bar 5.1 Surround is a 5.1 setup that uses 'Multibeam' technology along with its integrated surround speakers to improve its surround performance without ...

Room correction available. Good surround performance. Outstanding wireless connectivity options.

No Atmos support. Only two EQ presets. Thumping and compression artifacts present at max volume. No dialogue enhancement feature.

The JBL Bar 5.1 is alright for mixed use. This soundbar delivers a punchy and boomy sound suitable for bass-heavy music and action-packed movies. However, it only has two EQ presets and it doesn't support Atmos. While it can also get loud enough for a...

Oct, 2020

Expert review by : John Panoryios (rtings.com)

JBL Bar 9.1 Review

 

Note 09/11/2020: Thanks to user input, we have verified the claim that this soundbar upmixes all content into 5.1.4 audio. If you're listening to a stereo file, ...

Supports Atmos for an immersive experience. Can get loud. Completely wireless subs can play audio while charging. Full wireless connectivity options. Well-balanced sound profile.

No graphic EQ and limited EQ presets. No dialogue enhancement feature.

The JBL Bar 9.1 is great for mixed use. It has a balanced sound profile right out-of-the-box with just a touch of extra bass, thanks to its subwoofer. Its detachable satellites also help to create a more immersive listening experience, whether you're...

Aug, 2020

Expert review by : Michael Gowan (tomsguide.com)

JBL Bar 5.1 Surround review

 

The bass-rich JBL Bar 5.1 Surround soundbar creates an encompassing sound, if you can figure out how to take advantage of its talents.

Big bass ; Clear dialog ; Impressive virtual surround sound

More difficult to set up than it should be ; Overly large subwoofer ; No Atmos

If big bass matters most to you when watching your TV, you’ll be happy with the experience Bar 5.1 Surround delivers.

Dec, 2020

Expert review by : Ray Shaw (gadgetguy.com.au)

Review: JBL Bar 5.1 soundbar packs a 510W knock-out punch (review)

 

We have had the pleasure of using the JBL Bar 5.1 soundbar for the past month as part of our premium TV testing regimen. It packs 510W of excellent sound

Amazing 5.1 sound from an innovative design

None, zero, zip, nada

Jul, 2018

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