JBL Bar 5.1-Channel 4K Ultra HD Sound Bar with True Wireless Surround Speakers and Wireless Subwoofer

Model: JBLBAR51BLKAM UPC: 050036338219 Item: 169755


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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 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.

JBL 5.1 Surround Sound with 510W of power

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

Detachable, Battery-Powered Wireless Surround Speakers

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

Thrilling Bass From a 10" Wireless Subwoofer

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

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

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

Wireless Music Streaming with Bluetooth

Stream all of your music wirelessly from any mobile device.

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 SoundShift

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

Prop 65 Warning

WARNING: California Residents - Proposition 65. This product can expose you to chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information, go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.



  • Total maximum power: 510W
  • Soundbar transducer size
    • 6 x 2.25" racetrack drivers
    • 3 x 1.25" tweeter
  • Subwoofer transducer size: 10"
  • Max SPL: 104dB
  • Surround speaker play time: 10 hours
  • Battery charge time: < 3 hours
  • Frequency response: 35Hz to 20kHz
  • HDMI video inputs: 3
  • HDMI video output (with Audio Return Channel): 1
  • HDMI HDCP version: 2.2
  • Audio inputs: 1 analog, 1 optical, Bluetooth, USB
  • Bluetooth version: 4.2
  • Soundbar dimensions (W x H x D): 45" x 2.3" x 3.7"
  • Soundbar weight: 8.6 lbs.
  • Subwoofer dimensions (W x H x D): 16" x 12" x 12"
  • Subwoofer weight: 28.7 lbs.
  • Surround speaker dimensions (W x H x D): 6.5" x 2.3" x 3.7"
  • Surround speaker weight: 1.3 lbs.

What's in the Box

What's in the Box:

  • Bar 3.1-Channel 4K Ultra HD Soundbar with True Wireless Surround Speakers and Wireless Subwoofer
  • Remote control with battery
  • Power cables (Up to 5 pieces depending on region SKUs)
  • HDMI cable
  • AUX cable
  • Optical cable
  • Calibration microphone
  • Wall mount bracket kit
  • Quick start guide
  • Warranty card
  • Safety sheet


Customer Reviews for JBL Bar 5.1-Channel 4K Ultra HD Sound Bar with True Wireless Surround Speakers and Wireless Subwoofer

4.5 / 5.0
67 Reviews
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100% buying another one for my other livingroom! This thing shakes the house when the bass is turned up!
August 12, 2019
Very Happy
I love this system. Sound is crisp
August 7, 2019
4 months ago
Sounds great!
July 31, 2019
Very Very nice.
June 24, 2019
I would buy again ..
I loved my JBL 5.1 its really awesome and great sound
June 9, 2019
6 months ago
Incredible Quality
I purchase this along with my Samsung QN65Q60R and takes watching tv to an experience better than a movie theater. The tv acknowledges that the system is plugged in and turns on automatically. Overall very satisfied with my purchase and doing business with world wide stereo!
May 23, 2019
7 months ago
Blown Away!!
Had been wanting to get this for a while now and I finally did!!! Boy, am I amazed at the sound for such a great price. The bass is unbelievable and I really like the satellite speakers as well. I was originally going for Dolby Atmos but my ceilings are not ideal for it, but it’s ok because I’m glad I went with the JBL!!!
May 22, 2019
7 months ago
Great System!!!
The sound is crisp and clean. Easy setup
The bass is powerfull. On that I give 5 stars
The delivery was on time and as expected. The only thing I did not like was the packaging. It needs to be a bit more discrete, specially if it is going to be left at the front porch. Other than that, I am loving my system
Thank you
May 8, 2019
7 months ago
Good product overall. Great value
April 24, 2019
Set it up Properly! You will be blown away!
I usually don't leave reviews but when I was researching what system to buy for my man cave I came across a lot of mixed reviews and it was very confusing to me. I think a lot of the reviews you read with this ( and a few select other) systems contains a lot of misinformation, paid bad reviews by competitors, and quite frankly honest reviews from real consumers but with bad experience due to operator error, poor placement/install and a sheer lack of ability to follow simple directions. Here are my details and findings:
I have this system installed in a basement man cave roughly about 20 x 15 with some irregularities i.e. angled walls, under stair well opening. The room is drywall finished with half carpet and half tile. This system fills the entire space with spatial audio spanning the entire frequency spectrum. The audio is clear and concise and dialogue is highly intelligible. Anyone who says this system lacks mid range clearly does not have something set up right.The mid range is punchy and direct. Where other modes (sport, movie) clearly have a mid range cut and push the highs and lows more which I personally find more desirable. I have found 'movie' to be the most even distribution of the entire frequency range. However, If one desires the push for more mids all they have to do is simply punch 1 button(mode) and select "voice". It is clear as a bell that this mode easily has a +3 to 4 dB boost at 1k with most likely a -2 dB cut at 4k and -4 to 6 dB cut at 100 Hz. I don't understand how you could want/need more. You have to keep in mind that if you are watching through a TV provider(i.e. DirecTV, Time/Warner, Comcast) different channels broad cast audio in different sound modes which will affect tonality of your audio. For instance, when watching the Penguins on Root Sports they only broadcast in standard definition 3.1 which is nothing but mid range and not very pleasing to my ears but when I switch to NFL network or NBC Sports who broadcast in true 5.1 HD surround the audio is evenly distributed across all 5 channels and very even through all frequencies with pounding lows which I prefer. I'm on DirecTV dish service.
The sub woofer is super punchy and powerful. It fills my entire area with bass that you can both hear and feel. At times, it shakes the walls not only in my room but in some of the upstairs areas as well. If good powerful bass is a desire for you you will not be disappointed by this sub. It paired easily with the soundbar and I have not experienced any latency or connection issues here.
The option for the removable rear TRUE wireless surrounds has been stellar in my opinion. This worked perfectly for me as the drilling and fishing of wires was a last resort option and quite frankly I didn't really want to go there. The audio from the rears is crisp and clean and surprisingly very powerful. I simply remove them and set them on shelves in both the left rear and right rear of the room and it fills the back (bar) area with pleasant sound. I have only owned the system for 30 days so I can't speak for the battery life and durability. I do suspect this will become an issue at some point but I am hopeful that JBL with have some work around when the time comes. The durability rating is based upon my short experience thus far.
I think correct placement of speakers is important to the overall quality of sound for this system(or any for that matter)and definitely is required in order to calibrate the system properly. If you take the time, educate yourself, connect the system properly ( IMPORTANT: it is possible to connect it improperly but still get sound), tune and calibrate the speakers you will be blown away.
Btw, I owned and operated a small regional sound company providing professional audio to bands, Djs and speaking engagements for 15 years. Currently, still have a small P.A. set up in my house for private karaoke parties(JBL speakers of course) and have a 5.1 surround system installed in another media room in my house with Harmon/Kardon receiver and infinity speakers. I hope this helps.
February 13, 2019
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Richard M on Dec 5, 2019
A very good item.
Christopher J on Jun 15, 2019
Professional reviews on the site
Richard M on Dec 5, 2019
good price for the value
Katarzyna P on Sep 11, 2019
A very good item.
Christopher J on Jun 15, 2019
Good Star rating
Wilfredo R on May 4, 2019
I purchased this item because of the Reviews and my familiarity of the brand
Darrell R on Mar 1, 2019
Because football
Jack J on Aug 28, 2018
Like the wireless surround speakers
Trouzer on Mar 26, 2018
good price for the value
Katarzyna P on Sep 11, 2019
Good Star rating
Wilfredo R on May 4, 2019
Add warranty?
Maximo on Jul 30, 2018
  We don't offer extended service plans on speakers for a variety of reasons.
I would like the option to configure the detachable rear speakers as L/R stereo in the case that i want to place them close and quiet as to not disturb my roommate. Is this possible? Thank you.
tommytopsout on Aug 28, 2019
  The detachable speakers operate only as surround sound channels.
Will this work with Alexa?
A shopper on Jun 5, 2019
  Thnks for the question. The JBL Link Bar is presently the only JBL sound bar with Google Assistant built in for voice control.
Prop 65 Warning

WARNING: California Residents - Proposition 65. This product can expose you to chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information, go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.