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JBL Bar 5.1

JBL Bar 5.1
alaScore 98

34 reviews

Sep, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 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. Reviewers are impressed by the design and size. The price and usability also get good feedback, whereas reviews are divided on the reliability.

usability, 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 98/100 = 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 : 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