JBL Bar 5.0 is a compact all-in-one audio bar designed for TV audio and music services via AirPlay 2, Chromecast or Bluetooth.
Virtual Dolby AtmosJBL Bar 5.0 will compete with sound fields such as the Sonos Beam. It is not the company's most advanced or best TV sound, but rather an all-in-one sound bar designed for buyers seeking a compact solution. Soundbar is equipped with five devices and MultiBeam speaker technology, which you may know from Harman's sound field. Harman and JBL are both owned by Samsung. - Equipped with four passive radiators for deep and powerful bass, Bar 5.0 produces clear, amplified and roomy JBL 3D Surround Sound, without the need for an additional subwoofer. Featured in Bar 5.0 is Harman's MultiBeam technology that enables users to hear and hear surround sound without the need for additional surround speakers, generating an immersive listening experience In addition, Virtual Dolby Atmos allows Bar 5.0 to render the volume dimensions of a movie or TV show, turning any living space into a personal 3D theater. " said the company.
It can be connected to the TV via HDMI ARC / eARC or wirelessly to the Apple TV box with AirPlay 2, which also works for music. JBL Bar 5.0 also supports Chromecast, Bluetooth and Amazon Alexa multi-room. Soundbar is equipped with a single HDMI input with 4K Dolby Vision pass-through in case you prefer to connect a Blu-ray player or another source device directly to the soundbar. JBL Bar 5.0 was unveiled at CES 2021 and will be available in black this spring for $ 400 / € 400.
JBL Bar 5.0 - key features
- Virtual 5 channels - Up to 250 W total power - Dolby Atmos support - Wi-Fi - Works with Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri - AirPlay 2, Chromecast, Multi-Room Music groups on Alexa devices and Bluetooth - HDMI input , optical, USB - HDMI eARC - Includes hardware for wall mounting