JBL Bar 5.1 Review

JBL Bar 5.1
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JBL Bar 5.1 rating

Overall
7.2
Multichannel surround
4

JBL Bar 5.1 review

If you want to create the home theater of your dreams and you need the suitable unit for this that's why we do a JBL Bar 5.1 review. After analyzing the features of JBL Bar 5.1, we gave it an overall rating of 7.2 points out of 10 possible.

JBL Bar 5.1 Pros

  • Bar 5.1 has separate speakers in package, which allows you to create a wide sound stage and operate with surround sound
  • Separate subwoofer in package for the best performance on the low frequency channel
  • Streaming music from any Apple device is made as easy as possible with proprietary AirPlay technology
  • Connect quickly and stream music without lag with Amazon Music support
  • There is support for one of the most popular services for listening to music - Spotify
  • Control your soundbar remotely or stream music from your devices via Bluetooth
  • Play your audio library from external media by USB
  • With HDMI ARC support reduce the number of cables between your TV and Bar 5.1
  • Stream music and control JBL Bar 5.1 basic features from the native App

JBL Bar 5.1 Cons

  • There is no support for the Dolby Atmos surround sound
  • There is no support for the object oriented format DTS:X
  • The Bar 5.1 has no WI-FI
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JBL Bar 5.1 back and front view

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JBL Bar 5.1 specs and features

General

Placement type table-top, wall-mountable
Connection to source wired, wireless
Soundbar buttons power, volume down, volume up, input

Audio features

Built-in channels 5.1
Amplification type active
Output power, W 510 (overall)
Separate speaker (in package) 2
Separate speaker connections wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer
Separate subwoofer (in package)
Separate subwoofer connections wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay) AirPlay
Amazon Music
Spotify
Other streaming services Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast

Connectivity

WI-FI
Bluetooth
Ethernet (RJ45) 0
NFC
HDMI input/output 3/0
HDMI ARC
HDMI eARC
HDMI CEC
Optical digital input/output 1/0
USB 1 (USB 2.0)
Coaxial digital input/output 0/0
Analog audio input/output (RCA) 1/0
Headphone output 0
Subwoofer output 1

Features

Voice control Amazon Alexa
App control
Microphone
Remote control
Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos
Dolby (other) Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II
DTS:X
DTS (other) has not

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in 114.8 x 5.8 x 9.3/45 x 2.3 x 3.7
Weight, kg/pounds 3.9/8.6

Other

Release year 2017