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Achieve enhanced sound compared to your display's speakers with the JBL Bar 5.1 510W 5.1-Channel Soundbar System. It delivers up to 510W of total power and includes a 10" wireless subwoofer to deliver more powerful sound than your display can produce. It also features two battery-powered, rechargeable, wireless surround speakers that detach from the soundbar and provide up to 10 hours of use. Bluetooth is built into the soundbar for wireless audio streaming from compatible devices such as smartphones and tablets.
The Bar 5.1 is equipped for wired connectivity as well, with optical, USB, 1/8" AUX, and three HDMI inputs, plus an HDMI output that is ARC-compatible for display-based audio, such as built-in apps. The HDMI ports support 4K video pass-through thanks to HDCP 2.2 compliance. To expedite setup, the soundbar system includes HDMI, optical, and AUX cables. In addition to tabletop placement, the soundbar can be wall-mounted with the included hardware.
The 510W power output helps ensure better audio performance of your music and movies than your display can provide.
Enjoy true wireless surround sound with up to 10 hours of playing time.
Enjoy enhanced bass along with flexible placement without wires.
Connect all your 4K-compatible devices with three HDMI inputs and one HDMI output with ARC.
Stream all your music wirelessly from any compatible mobile device.
The Bar 5.1 is designed to work with many TV remote controls, so you can use your existing remote to control both your TV and soundbar.
JBL SoundShift allows you to instantly switch between audio from your display and from your phone or tablet.
Model - JBL Bar 5.1, Type - 4K Ultra HD Soundbar with True Wireless Surround Speaker, Channel - 5.1, Frequency (Hz - KHz) - 35Hz-20kHz, Remote Control - Yes, Input Interface - HDMI (3), 1 Analog, 1 Optical, Bluetooth, USB, Output Interface - HDMI, Feature - JBL 5.1 Surround Sound with 510W of power, Detachable, battery-powered wireless surround speakers, Thrilling bass from a 10 Inch (250mm) wireless subwoofer, True 4K connectivity with 3 HDMI In/ HDMI Out (ARC), Wireless music streaming with Bluetooth, Works with TV Remote Control, JBL SoundShift, Others - Total Maximum Power: 510W, Soundbar Transducer Size: 6 x 2.25 Inch racetrack drivers, 3 x 1.25 Inch tweeter, Subwoofer Transducer Size: 10 Inch, Max SPL: 104dB, Surround Speaker Play Time: 10 hours, Battery Charge Time: < 3 hours, HDMI Video Inputs: 3, HDMI Video Output (with Audio Return Channel): 1, HDMI HDCP Version: 2.2, Bluetooth Version: 4.2, Specialty - Ensures a high-quality audio performance for movies and music, Enjoy true wireless surround sound in cinematic 5.1 with 10 hours of playing time, Enjoy rich and thrilling bass with the convenience of flexible placement without the hassle of wires, Easily connect all 4K devices and upgrade home entertainment to Ultra HD, Stream all of music wirelessly from any mobile device, Allows to instantly switch between sound from TV and sound from phone or tablet, Dimensions (WxHxD) - 1148 x 58 x 93mm (Soundbar), 440 x 305 x 305mm (Subwoofer), 165 x 59 x 93mm (Surround Speaker), Weight - 3.9Kg (Soundbar), 13Kg (Subwoofer), 0.6Kg (Surround Speaker), Warranty - 1 year, Part No - JBLBAR51BLKAM, Packet Contains - Soundbar, Wireless subwoofer, Wireless surround sound speakers (2), Remote control with battery, Power cables (up to 5pcs depending on region SKUs), HDMI cable, AUX cable, Optical cable, Calibration microphone, Wall mount bracket kit, Quick start guide, Warranty card, Safety sheet, Country of Origin - USA, Made in/ Assemble - China
Speakers determine the overall sound quality of your system, so it is definitely worth spending some extra time listening to a few models before making a purchase decision. Modern day speakers come with varieties of features, some you may need, some are not worth your extra bucks. Here, we have prepared a buying guide for you to let you know everything you need before choosing a speaker for your system.
One of the most frequent questions we get asked is whether someone should buy wired speakers, or wireless, so we find it necessary to discuss the pros and cons of each. Since features like Bluetooth and Wifi became common, manufacturers are slowly tilting toward wireless feature relieving us from the cable clutter, along with bringing gradual improvement in the sound quality. Wired speakers still dominate with proponents saying that wired speakers deliver far better sound quality compared to the wireless ones.
Since the wireless speakers started penetrating into the market, it was widely accepted that their wired counterpart delivers comparatively better sound quality. The reasoning for this is quite simple. It is much easier to transmit a greater amount of electrical data through a physical wire than sending it on a wireless signal. More data means greater audio fidelity, which is quite difficult to reach for wireless devices.
However, wireless speakers have shown great promise with technological advancement. The gap between the sound quality of wired and wireless speakers is a lot narrower than it used to be. Let’s dive into the advantages and disadvantages of both.
Wired Speakers: Pros and Cons
The biggest advantage of wired speakers actually has nothing to do with sound quality. The biggest advantage is about control. Wired speakers give you a lot of control on some of the aspects like sound. Whatever system you are using to stream the audio, you will need a digital to analog converter and an amplifier if you want to boost the analog signals.
This will have a huge impact on the sound, something you do not get in the wireless speakers. The thing you need to consider is that you may need to purchase these components separately thus a higher cost for you.
Wired speakers are also very easy to use unless you’re simply hopeless with technology because you will need to connect the cables to the different components.
Wired speakers give stable connection, and are cheaper than wireless speakers.
That doesn't mean they don't have downsides. Chief among these is that you will have to deal with wires – obviously. For some, a collection of snaking cables can be a real annoyance, an annoyance which can be multiplied if you happen to be setting up are full surround sound system. We’ll talk about the difference that expensive cables can make below.
The second major downside is that you will need to do a little bit of calculation when making your purchase, to ensure that the speakers are correctly matched to the power level of your amplifier. You don’t need to stress too much about this – you have to work quite hard to blow your speakers – but it is something that you need to do.
To sum up: you should buy wired speakers if you want precise control over your sound, if you want to be able to swap out components in the future, and if you’re okay with having a few wires lying around.
Wireless Speakers: Pros and Cons
The main advantage of wireless speakers is it allows you to have a speaker system that does not use any wires to function. All you need to do is plug in your speaker, connecting it to a wall outlet (or not, if it’s battery driven), then hook it up to your sound source via WiFi or Bluetooth, and you’re away. For us, this is absolutely the best reason to own a wireless speaker. It is so unbelievably easy.
Wireless speakers enable you to pair up a large number of speakers all around the house for better sound.
The main disadvantage is that you do not have any control over the amplifier or the conversion.
You also need to take into consideration that if there is a power switch or a power cut out, you cannot use them. It can also abruptly disconnect from the Wi-Fi or Bluetooth then you have to start the reconnection process again.
Since wireless speakers depend on wireless data transfer, it requires compression to be done which could lead to poor sound quality.
They are often more expensive than wired speakers, and some require a level of cabling because the main speaker has to be connected to a power supply and then you wirelessly connect it to the other speakers.
You also have to be careful about the range and anything that may interfere with the signal transfer. Some things like walls or corners can interfere with the transfer of data, and you’ll be unable to enjoy the sound without interference.
So where does that leave you? When would you buy a wireless speaker? Well, you go for one (or several) if you want an easy, efficient sound system that will fit seamlessly into your existing gadget ecosystem, without any hassle or additional equipment.