JBL Bar 5.1
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JBL Bar 5.1 JBL 5.1 Surround Sound with 510W of power - Image

JBL 5.1 Surround Sound with 510W of power

Ensures a high-quality audio performance for your movies and music.

JBL Bar 5.1 Detachable, battery-powered wireless surround speakers - Image

Detachable, battery-powered wireless surround speakers

Enjoy true wireless surround sound in cinematic 5.1 with up to 10 hours of playing time.

JBL Bar 5.1 Thrilling bass from a 10” (250mm) wireless subwoofer - Image

Thrilling bass from a 10” (250mm) wireless subwoofer

Enjoy rich and thrilling bass with the convenience of flexible placement without the hassle of wires.

Features

JBL Bar 5.1 True 4K connectivity with 3 HDMI In/ HDMI Out (ARC) - Image

True 4K connectivity with 3 HDMI In/ HDMI Out (ARC)

Easily connect all your 4K devices and upgrade your home entertainment to Ultra HD.

JBL Bar 5.1 Wireless music streaming with Bluetooth - Image

Wireless music streaming with Bluetooth

Stream all of your music wirelessly from any mobile device.

JBL Bar 5.1 Works with your TV Remote Control - Image

Works with your TV Remote Control

This JBL soundbar is designed to work with many of today's top TV remote controls, so you can use your existing TV remote control for both TV and soundbar.

JBL Bar 5.1 JBL SoundShift® - Image

JBL SoundShift®

Allows you to instantly switch between sound from your TV and sound from your phone or tablet.

Specs & Downloads

Item# JBLBAR51BLKAM

Description

Your ultimate all-wireless movie experience.

The JBL Bar 5.1 transforms from a soundbar into a true wireless 5.1 home theater system for an epic movie and music-listening experience. The soundbar features two detachable battery-powered wireless surround speakers with up to 10-hours of playtime, 510W of total system power, a 10” wireless subwoofer, three HDMI™ inputs to connect 4K devices and Bluetooth™. With Dolby® Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II and DTS, your movies, music and video games will never sound more incredible. The soundbar features JBL SoundShift®, which allows you to instantly switch between the sound from your TV and the Bluetooth sound from your mobile phone or tablet. The soundbar is programmed to respond to your TV remote, so you can control everything with your existing TV remote control. The JBL Bar 5.1 re-defines the soundbar experience.

General Specifications

Total Maximum Power
510W
Max SPL
104dB
Frequency Response
35Hz to 20KHz
Soundbar Weight
3.9kg \ 8.6 lbs
Subwoofer Weight
13 Kg \ 28.7 lbs
Surround Speaker Weight:
0.6kg \ 1.3 lbs

Dimensions

Subwoofer Transducer Size
10"
Soundbar Transducer Size
6 x 2.25" racetrack drivers, 3 x 1.25" tweeter
Soundbar Dimensions (W x H x D)
1148 x 58 x 93 (mm)\ 45" x 2.3" x 3.7"
Subwoofer Dimensions (W x H x D)
305 x 440 x 305 (mm) \ 16" x 12" x 12"
Surround Speaker Dimensions (W x H x D)
165 x 59 x 93 (mm)\ 6.5" x 2.3" x 3.7"

Control and Connection Specifications

Audio inputs
1 Analog, 1 Optical, Bluetooth

Antenna Input

HDMI Video Inputs
3
HDMI Video Output (with Audio Return Channel)
1
HDMI HDCP Version
2.2

Documents & Downloads

Reviews and Q&A

Customer Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great soundbar and amzing sub I'm very much pleased with my purchase of this soundbar. The sound quality is phenomenal with deep base! The sub literally shakes your room! I'm not an expert on sounds but I felt sound was comparable to bose soundtouch 300 with sub and surround package which costs way more. The setup was very easy (just one HDMI cable) to connect to TV. The soundbar can be controlled with TV remote just fine. The Bluetooth also works as expected and once paired, very easy to switch to bluetooth without having to use the remote. Overall, very happy with the purchase and I would certainly recommend it for anyone looking for soundbars in this price range
Date published: 2017-12-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best system for the price. No contest. I have a Bose soundbar with subwoofer for almost 3 times the price. While I am completely satisfied with my system my friend didn't want to spend that much money. After some research I recommended this setup and I'm thoroughly impressed. The unit is nice looking, has a slick wall mount system included and the detachable speakers are versatile. The sound is not "tinny" at all and this is in a huge family room (18x26 with 16' ceiling) and hardwood floor with no rug. Outstanding base response. With proper setup - setting the speakers in the position you're going to have them in and doing the calibration - I think you'll be quite pleased.
Date published: 2020-05-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Garbage Bought this based on JBL reputation and the removable rear speakers. Started to have problems where the unit wouldn’t operate. I’d power it off and turn it back and it would work for a little. Called support who suggested moving to a different outlet and off the surge protector. Did not resolve the problem. After multiple exchanges with support, I sent it back. They replaced it with a refurbished unit because I had it (JUST) over a year even though I was on record with support multiple times. Soon after the refurbished unit had the same problems. Now I’m left with a useless sound bar and out $600. I will never purchase or recommend JBL again.
Date published: 2021-12-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great Sound When It Works This soundbar came with NO instructions other than a quick set up guide and the legal booklets. When it works, it sounds pretty good but it constantly mutes without any mute button being pressed, it goes off and on at seemingly random times and I've yet to be able to sync my phone to it. I'm sure these problems could all be fixed or at least understood if I had an instruction booklet but there isn't one and I don't find one online. We bought it because the satellite speakers have no power cords so we will most likely keep it. Without that feature, it would be going back. Really, for that amount of money Harmon can't post instructions on line?
Date published: 2017-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Thundering BASS I bought this product last week and I have turned on the Dallas Cowboys game and you could hear everything so crisp. With my previous system I couldn't hear the intricate little background sounds like I can with this system. The bass is extremely loud and it makes my entire house shake. I love bass so this system suits me perfectly. Music is clear and it is easy to control the system through the remote. I would highly recommend this if you are an avid movie watcher or love playing your music loud. The sub is probably a good 40 pounds so that right there shows the quality of the product.
Date published: 2017-12-19
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Product Q&A

Can the rear speakers be constantly connected to the power outlet rather than being put back to the main soundbar for recharging? I noticed some mini USB sockets in the rear speakers but wanted to double check. Thank you!

Asked by: marioT86
Have you found a way to disable the auto-standby for wireless speakers? It's anoying to turn them on everytime although they are always connected to usb charger..
Answered by: Claxonn
Date published: 2022-07-30

I noticed when the sound bar is on my Wi-Fi connectivity slows down on 5G. If I turn the rear speakers off the speed comes back up is anyone else having this problem and how to fix it

Asked by: Will N
I had the same problem. Turning off the rear speakers and waiting 2-10 minutes for the rear speakers to be fully off, did the trick. You can still use the soundbar and the subwoofer as normal. Don't connect the speakers to the soundbar, or the issue returns. I just wish JBL had an answer for this as 5GHz speeds have been around for years. Testing Wi-Fi interference should have been something on their radar. Spoke to a JBL customer service tech and he blatantly said, "there is nothing that can be done and you should just return it." The tech was not at all helpful.
Answered by: junjun441
Date published: 2022-04-16

Do the dimensions stated for the soundbar include the detachable rear speakers?

Asked by: Johnuk
I got this today. The total length of the bar with surround speakers attached to it is 45 inches. When the surrounds are removed, the bar is shorter than the Bar 3.1 and measures in at about 33.5 inches.
Answered by: soundfreak
Date published: 2022-09-04

How can I keep the detachable speakers awake / wake them up when having a dedicated charging cable plugged in?

Asked by: Charles_NE
I just realized that with my current set up of with my speakers on stands and charging via usb, but each morning I have to manually turn on the satellite speakers. Turning on the sound bar does not automatically turn on the wireless speakers. So I have to climb around my furniture to get to the speakers to turn it on. I may return them because it’s such a hassle. 
Answered by: Kalika
Date published: 2021-06-06

If I want to watch TV quietly, like after the kids go to sleep is it possible to turn off the bar and subwoofer and only use the surround speakers placed close to my couch.

Asked by: RNshocker
No. You can turn the bass all the way down, and put the system on night mode, which reduces the dynamic range (reduces loud sounds) but the sound will still come out of the soundbar. Only surround sounds come from the rear speakers.
Answered by: buster brown
Date published: 2021-07-24

Hi, when I paired my soundbar with my TV using ARC, the sound bar automatically turns to mute and cannot be canceled by either TV or soundbar's remote. I can reboot the TV or switch the source of the soundbar to solve the problem. Is it normal?

Asked by: Michael_X
Hello, I have exactly the same problem. It’s always on mute, I have to power it off and on, and switch tv audio output settings all the time !!
Answered by: Yacine
Date published: 2021-06-06

Hi, I paired my soundbar with my TV using ARC., this way I can also use my tv'S remote controller for the sound bar. WHen I turn off my tv, the soundbar goes on standby mode. Is there a way to to make it turn off completely when turning off tv? Thanks!

Asked by: kikiturc
no
Answered by: Capotecnico
Date published: 2021-06-06

Hi! Can someone advise what is the real size (the lenght) of the soundbar along with the two surround speakers attached to it! Thanks guys!

Asked by: tsfunkastic
Its 33” without the two rear surrounds and 44” with both attached. 
Answered by: Raosh
Date published: 2022-04-24
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