JBL BAR 9.1 True Wireless Surround with Dolby Atmos®
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The Ultimate 3D sound experience

Upgrade your viewing or gaming experience from ordinary to extraordinary. Built-in Dolby Atmos®, DTS:X™ and four upfiring speakers bounce sound up to the ceiling back down to you for an awesome, true 3D sound experience.

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Real surround sound in a second

Instantly enjoy a true, cinematic 9.1 surround experience. Simply place the two detachable surround speakers behind you. No extra wires, no extra power connections so no extra hassle.

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Detachable speakers that go anywhere

Built-in batteries mean audio freedom. Place the two detachable surround speakers anywhere in your room to enjoy an incredible audio experience. After up to 10 hours of playback, simply dock them to the soundbar to recharge.


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820W Output Power

With 820 Watts of system output power, you'll hear your movies, games and music like never before. Let the immersive, powerful sound take your viewing or gaming experience to the next level.

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Thrilling bass

Punchy, precise bass from a mighty 10’’ wireless subwoofer brings the action to your action movies and the emotion to your music.

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Ultra HD 4K Pass-through with Dolby Vision™

Incredible 4K video resolution deserves incredible sound. The JBL Bar 9.1 soundbar makes the ultimate dynamic duo when paired with your TV.

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Chromecast and AirPlay 2 built-in

Built-in Wi-Fi and compatibility with Chromecast and Airplay 2 means you can stream all your favorite online music in high clarity with a simple finger tap.

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Stream it all

Not in the mood for a film or game? No problem. With the JBL Bar 9.1 soundbar you can also enjoy wireless music streaming via Bluetooth from your mobile or tablet.

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Specs & Downloads



Feel like you're right in the scene with 3D surround sound

The JBL Bar 9.1 soundbar brings audio experience of a movie theater into your home with two detachable surround speakers and the added punch of Dolby Atmos® and DTS:X™ 3D sound. With 820 watts of total system power, you can enjoy every Oscar-worthy performance through powerful, crystal-clear audio. Turn up the 10’’ subwoofer for pulse-pounding bass or turn it down and relax with Chromecast and AirPlay music streaming. Immerse yourself in the latest blockbuster or re-live your favorite movie or sport scenes. The most incredible home cinema sound experience is here.

General Specifications

5.1.4 channel

Power supply
100 - 240VAC, ~ 50/60Hz
Battery charge time
3 hours
Total speaker power output (Max. @THD 1%)
820 W
Main Soundbar output power (Max. @THD 1%)

Surround speakers output power (Max. @THD 1%); 2 x 60W

Subwoofer output power (Max. @THD 1%); 300

Soundbar transducer
4×racetrack drivers + 2 × up-firing full-range drivers+3 × 0.75” (20mm) tweeter
Surround transducer (per piece)
up-firing full-range driver + 0.75” (20mm) tweeter
Subwoofer transducer
Operating temperature
0°C - 45°C
Standby for Soundbar (when all wireless connections are deactivated)
< 0.5 W
Networked standby (Soundbar)
< 6.0 W
Networked standby (Subwoofer)
< 2.0 W
Time to standby
<10 minutes

This equipment complies with European Commission Regulation (EC) No 1275/2008 and (EU) No 801/2013. The Soundbar unit is considered as networked equipment with high network availability (HiNA equipment and equipment with HiNA functionality) as it provides wireless network access point for two wireless Surround speakers and one wireless Subwoofer.

Audio Specifications

HDMI HDCP version



1 Optical, Bluetooth, Chromecast, AirPlay2, USB


Soundbar dimensions (WxHxD); 884 x 62 x 120 (mm)/ 34.8” x 2.4” x 4.7”

Detachable surround speaker, per piece
173 x 60 x 120 (mm) / 6.8” x 2.4” x 4.7”

Subwoofer dimensions (WxHxD); 305 x 440 x 305(mm) / 12.0" x 17.3" x 12.0"

Soundbar weight
3.64 kg/ 8.0 lb
Detachable surround speaker
0.72 kg x 2/ 1.6 lb x2
Subwoofer weight
11.10 kg / 24.5 lb

Control and Connection Specifications

USB port
Type A
USB rating
5 V/ 500 mA
Supported file format
MP3 codec
MPEG 1 Layer 2/3, MPEG 2 Layer 3, MPEG 2.5 Layer 3

MP3 sampling rate; 16 KHz - 48 KHz

MP3 bitrate
80 kbps - 320 kbps

USB Port; (USB playback is available in US version. For other versions, USB is for Service only.)

Bluetooth version
Bluetooth profile
A2DP V1.2/ AVRCP V1.5

Bluetooth frequency range; 2402MHz-2480MHz

Bluetooth Max. transmitting power
13dbm  (EIRP)
Modulation Type
Wi-Fi network
IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz/5GHz)
2.4G Wi-Fi frequency range
2412 – 2472 MHz (2.4GHz ISM Band, USA 11 Channels, Europe and others 13 Channels)
2.4G Wi-Fi Max. transmitting power
20 dBm (EIRP)
Modulation Type
5G Wi-Fi frequency range
5.15 - 5.35 GHz, 5.470-5.725 GHz, 5.725 - 5.825 GHz
5G Wi-Fi Max. transmitting power
22 dBm (EIRP)
Modulation Type
5G Wireless frequency range
5180.0 - 5240.0MHz (Except Europe), 5725.0 - 5825.0MHz
5G Max. transmitting power
13 dBm (EIRP)
Modulation Type

What's in The Box?

  • 1x Main Soundbar
  • 2x Detachable wireless surround speakers
  • 1x Wireless subwoofer
  • Remote control with 2 x batteries
  • Power cords (up to 8pcs depending on region SKUs)
  • HDMI cable x1
  • 2 x L-shape Wall-mount bracket (Main Bar) + 2 x U-shape Wall-mount bracket (for Surround Speakers) kit with screws
  • Quick start guide
  • Warranty card
  • Safety sheet
What's in The Box?

Documents & Downloads

Reviews and Q&A

Customer Reviews

Rated 1 out of 5 by from Calibration Issues The speakers sound good but the problem I am having is the calibration issues. This is my 3rd set and all have the same problem. The first and second set worked perfectly until I did the firmware update. The third set I received directly from JBL already had the current update already installed so I was never able to complete the calibration process. Apparently the most current firmware (20371180) is giving some people issues with the calibration process. I was told that there is a new update that will be released. This issues has been going on since October of last year!! Why is it taking so long for this update???? Very unhappy.
Date published: 2021-04-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great speaker. The best so far by JBL. I switched from a 3.1 channel soundbar to this 9.1 channel one. The sound quality is excellent. It totally transformed my living room into a movie theatre. The detachable speakers offer surround sound which totally offers a different level of experience. Some cons: - Sometimes I hear a lot of disturbance from the detachable speakers - the audio quality is excellent but the maximum Volume is not sufficient for me. Max volume is 32. I would’ve been happy if the max volume is at least 40 or 50. When at high Bass and high Atmos, the voices and lyrics are not clearly audible. Other than that this is a fantastic speaker and gives you a mind blowing experience.
Date published: 2020-06-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great Sound, Trouble with Satellite Speakers Speaker/soundbar sounds great, but the satellite speakers have had issues. 1. The left side speaker does not charge when seated in the sound bar. No matter what I did it would not charge. When all the way seated, it is not flush, clearly an issue 2. They tend to not stay all the way seated into the sound bar and "drop" down a bit but do not fall out JBL since told me to go back to company for solution and they "do not have any in stock and don't expect to" so I am stuck with either dealing with one speaker not charging or just returning and everyone else is sold out as well. So, I guess I will just go with another product.
Date published: 2021-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very happy with this soundbar for eARC ATMOS needs After reading everything carefully and learning all the features I am VERY happy with the sound bar. Some things to note for first timers. If your TV has ATMOS and eARC make sure to set your TV to "PASSTHROUGH". It will send the 5.1 ATMOS single to the bar and the bar will display ATMOS for apps such as NETFLIX and D+ without having to use PCM. (PCM wouldn't cut it for me, passthrough worked like a charm, but be sure you have eARC or you will most likely have to use PCM.). Also using passthrough cleared up any sync issues. If you are having problems with getting to calibration mode 1 after completing mode 2.. Turn off the speaker then turn back on and you can reconfigure Calibration 1. To turn off Smart Mode (which will output general sound to all speakers when no surround is dected) Hold down the Mute button for 3 seconds.. LET GO OF THE MUTE BUTTON the press the volume up.. You will see a Display stating "SMART MODE OFF".. It was tricky to figure out cause I'd hold down mute and keep it pressed while I pressed the volume up. The sound quality is amazing and the sub is very powerful. The fact I can keep my rears on the bar until ready to use without any wires is just Phenomenal for my home situation. I'm very happy with the JBL 9.1 and look forward to more improvements from firmware updates.. Hopefully EQ settings for front, center, rear via Phone App or something.
Date published: 2020-08-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Sound I have become a fan favorite of JBL products. I have bought a few portable speakers from my phone carrier but I am a satisfied customer. When given the opportunity for jbl backstage this has only made my experience better. My 16yr old son helped me put it together and WE ARE PLEASED. He first tried it with his PS4 and the sound quality is just crisp clean all around AWESOME. We then listened to the music quality via bluetooth.. another winner. The base sound was not too overwhelming just all round great beats. The tv sound quality is also great...now my mom doesn't have to turn up the tv too loud...Everything is Crystal Clear. We are more than Satisfied. Another AWESOME piece of equipment to have.
Date published: 2020-06-24
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Product Q&A

Did anyone have any luck using the Soundbar with a Fire TV Cube (2nd Gen) ? All the apps (Netflix, Prime, Disney) let me select Atmos sound but the soundbar only says &quot;Dolby Surround&quot;. No luck getting help from JBL .what is the solution?

Asked by: Jack74
I was able to get Dolby atmos on my direct cube but you need to make sure you have the newest version 2020. &nbsp;The first cube 2019 does not support Dolby atmos. &nbsp;I found that not all titles were supported with Dolby atmos by Amazon if it doesn&rsquo;t say Dolby atmos on the actual screen when selecting movie it will most likely play in Dolby surround. &nbsp;For this reason I returned the Amazon fire tv cube and got the roku ultra newest version and it upgrades everything to Dolby Atmos! &nbsp;Even the menu screens registers Dolby Atmos. &nbsp; &nbsp;I also tried the the Apple TV 4K and that had even less that would play in Dolby Atmos none of my Amazon prime videos or Vudo UHD would play Dolby Atmos. &nbsp;As soon as I switched back to the Roku ultra 2020 all the videos I thought should be Dolby Atmos were across all play forms. &nbsp;This works for me because Roku supports airplay so I don&rsquo;t need the Apple TV. &nbsp;
Answered by: Sethomatic32
Date published: 2022-03-14

Does the JBL 9.1 display Dolby Atmos when playing Dolby Atmos??&nbsp;I have directly connected ShieldTV and FireTV to it (over HDMI)&nbsp;and am passing Dolby Atmos titles to JBL 9.1 but it says Dolby Surround on the soundbar. It says that for ALL Dolby signals.&nbsp;

Asked by: Sharky77uk
Passthrough Passthrough Passthrough .. I couldn't get D+ on my LG app to get atmos.. I put on PASSTHROUGH on TV.. ATMOS LISTED ON SOUNDBAR! TV must have HDMI eARC 2.1
Answered by: XBTV
Date published: 2021-06-06

Updated software and now noticeably quieter. Voices were clear at lower volume levels and now have to increase volume so everything is loud just to hear speaking.

Asked by: MikeK
I am also experiencing the same issue with my JBL 9.1 soundbar after software updates. Not loud as it used to be especially the subwoofer. I guess the power has been reduced.
Answered by: Simon78
Date published: 2021-06-06

Do the side caps for both the soundbar &amp; read speakers come with the UK version? In the specification &amp; manual it states &quot;some regions only&quot;

Asked by: Lees
Yes they do, although the &quot;UK version&quot; I ordered came with two EU power cords, not UK ones!
Answered by: Fraser
Date published: 2021-06-06

I have an 86&quot; LG 86SM9070PUA that has eARC HDMI 2.1 on the #2 input. I have my JBL 9.1 connected correctly, however if I play something from Disney+ app that is supposed to have Dolby Atmos? It doesn't display as such, it only shows &quot;Dolby Surround&quot;

Asked by: XBTV
I figured it out, I put my TV audio output on PASSTHROUGH.. That sent the ATMOS signal directly to the soundbar which then displayed DOLBY ATMOS!! WOW what a difference!!! Thank you JBL for a great product, please include EQ settings in future update or phone ap :)
Answered by: XBTV
Date published: 2021-06-06

Does the sound bar have any selectable EQ settings to boost center/voice or treble/bass levels?

Asked by: Dude8
We would like to get more information to help you out, please contact us so we can assist you:https://bit.ly/2zwFkYM
Answered by: Mario at Customer service
Date published: 2021-06-06

Bought this yesterday and I can't adjust the rear speaker volume when I press it says &quot;NOT SUPPORTED&quot; speakers are working fine and it's detached as well.

Asked by: Chath
Unfortunately you have a defective peice. The charging case of your detachable speaker is malfunctioning which is causing the 'Not Supported' error, the case needs to be replaced. This is been noted in the March 2021 manufactured models mostly. JBL knows this.
Answered by: Jt261
Date published: 2021-06-06

Calibration keeps coming up as retry?

Asked by: Beman
Ethernet between JBL and router / modem... the JBL SB behaves much better with a wired connection. THIS IS VIP: As the calibration is wireless ie. between SB and rear speakers make sure you disable wifi from &nbsp;PC, mobile, tablets etc if not remove them from the area between SB and calibration placement (see manual). &nbsp;Thats what JBL omit from their manual yet its so logical...&nbsp;
Answered by: CTaztec
Date published: 2021-06-06
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