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JBL Bar 5.1

JBL Bar 5.1
alaScore 97

43 reviews

Nov, 2020

alaTest has collected and analyzed 43 reviews of JBL Bar 5.1. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the size and design. The sound and price are also appreciated.

usability, price, sound, design, size

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 (

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 (

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 (

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 (

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

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Expert review by : Lewis Painter (

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 (

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 : Ray Shaw (

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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