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JBL Bar 5.1

JBL Bar 5.1
alaScore 97

27 reviews

Mar, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 reviews of JBL Bar 5.1. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Speakers for all reviews. Reviews about the size and usability are on the whole positive, whereas reviews are divided on the design.

usability, size

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

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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

Product Specifications


Audio output channels:5.1
RMS rated power:510


Bluetooth version:4.2

Ports & interfaces

Connectivity Technology:Wired & Wireless
Digital audio coaxial in:1
Digital audio optical in:1
HDMI ports quantity:3
Number of HDMI outputs:1


FM radio:N


Receiver included:N

Soundbar speaker

Soundbar speaker RMS power:510


Subwoofer included:Y

Technical Details

Apple docking compatibility:Not supported
Color of product:Black
TV stand usage:Y
Wall mountable:Y

Weight & Dimensions

Subwoofer depth:12
Subwoofer height:12
Subwoofer width:17.3