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JBL Bar 5.0

JBL Bar 5.0
alaScore 96

16 reviews

Dec, 2023

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 reviews of JBL Bar 5.0. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Home Theater Systems for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Home Theater Systems the JBL Bar 5.0 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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(Based on 16 reviews)

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Expert review by : Simon Cohen (

JBL Bar 5.0 Multibeam soundbar review: Add a little Dolby Atmos to your life


If you're looking for a small, simple single speaker to give your TV the oomph it's missing, the Dolby Atmos-capable JBL Bar 5.0 Multibeam is the answer.

Simple and easy to use ; Dolby Atmos ; AirPlay ; Chromecast

No EQ settings ; Bass can't compete with subwoofers

“This single-speaker soundbar is the easiest way to add Dolby Atmos to your TV.”

May, 2021

Expert review by : John Panoryios (

JBL Bar 5.0 MultiBeam Review


The JBL Bar 5.0 MultiBeam is a compact 5.0 setup from 2021. It comes with JBL MultiBeam Technology, advertised to help create a wider soundstage by bouncing soun...

Auto-volume mode. Gets pretty loud. Bass adjustment feature.

No graphic EQ. Lacks low-bass. No dialogue enhancement feature.

The JBL Bar 5.0 is decent for mixed usage. With its room correction feature turned on, this soundbar offers a boxy sound profile out-of-the-box, which adds a little extra punch and boom to your audio. However, it struggles to reproduce a thumpy...

May, 2021

Expert review by : Michael Gowan (

JBL Bar 5.0 MultiBeam review


The compact JBL Bar 5.0 MultiBeam soundbar delivers rooming-filling Atmos audio and good bass — but you can't make many adjustments.

Atmos support ; Auto calibration ; Impressive bass without a subwoofer

Few sound adjustments ; No app

, offer more control but lack the upfiring speakers that are essential for Atmos height, and they come with more speakers. If you’re interested in an all-in-one Atmos soundbar, the Bar 5.0 MultiBeam is definitely worth a listen — and it may be a great...

May, 2021

Expert review by : Geir Nordby (

Review: JBL Bar 5.0 MultiBeam | Almost Spot On JBL Bar 5.0 MultiBeam


JBL Bar 5.0 is a simple and joyful soundbar, which does not need a subwoofer to provide enough bass.

Great, rich sound with plenty of bass even without a subwoofer. Very easy to use. Auto calibration.

Colored bass. Generally a bit rough sound. Virtual Dolby Atmos works better on paper than in practice. Subwoofer cannot be connected.

JBL Bar 5.0 MultiBeam is a very simple soundbar: Connect it, easily connect it to the wi-fi network, and get on with movies or music. It supports both Chromecast, Airplay 2 and Bluetooth.

Feb, 2021

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (

JBL Bar 5.0 MultiBeam review


This compact soundbar won't blow a hole in your budget

Big, full-bodied presentation ; Dolby Virtual Atmos ; Multi-room options

Could be more detailed ; Dynamic expression poor ; Slovenly sense of timing

If you have a big space to fill without a big budget, the JBL Bar 5.0 MultiBeam is up to the task

Feb, 2021

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (

JBL Bar 5.0 MultiBeam review: The best all-in-one soundbar solution?


The JBL Bar 5.0 is, as the name suggests, a single box solution (no sub/separates) to enhance and boost your TV's audio. So how does it perform?

Convincingly enhances TV audio quality ; All-in-one box solution - no sub/separates taking up space ; Good musicality as a speaker ; Atmos adds extra dimensionality

Lacks true surround ; No sub/separates to later enhance setup ; Calibration/presets not obvious ; Occasional syncing issues ; Passthrough can be slow

If you're looking to enhance your TV's audio prospects and don't own a super-massive screen, this unobtrusive single box solution does a sterling job for an affordable price - with only a few minor hiccups along the way.

Feb, 2021

Expert review by : Ty Pendlebury (

JBL Bar 5.0 MultiBeam review: Compact soundbar with better bass, worse controls


This well-featured speaker has excellent sound for movies, but dialing it in can be a challenge.

Two HDMI inputs

Controls make setup difficult

Jun, 2021


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JBL BAR 5.0 Multibeam


JBL's Bar 5.0 Multibeam hides a wealth of technological talent within its compact chassis.

Expert review by : Holly Pyne (

JBL Bar 5.0 MultiBeam review


The JBL Bar 5.0 MultiBeam is a compact, Dolby Atmos soundbar filled to the brim with features.

Sleek and simple design ; Compact size ; Full, well-balanced sound thanks to Dolby Atmos ; Works with Google Assistant and Alexa

No app

Despite its rather simple design, the

Aug, 2021

Expert review by : Ray Shaw (

JBL Bar 5.0 Multibeam – a Dolby Atmos capable soundbar (review) - GadgetGuy


JBL Bar 5.0 Multibeam at $599.95 is one the lowest cost Dolby Atmos capable soundbars with Dolby Vision passthrough to a suitable TV.

Great value for a faux Dolby Atmos soundbar ; Small and compact for smaller homes and apartments ; Equally good sound reinforcement on TVs with/out DV and DA ; Great centre clear dialogue reinforcement

Needs the right room to deliver Virtual (faux) Dolby Atmos ; No app or EQ for adjustable Bass, treble enhancement etc

While it is strictly a 5.0 all-in-one soundbar it can decode Dolby Atmos to give a faux spatial experience.

Jun, 2021

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