JBL Bar 9.1 Channel 3D Surround Sound Soundbar with Detachable Rear Speakers

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Model: JBLBAR913DBLKAM UPC: 050036364782 Item: 174504

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Product Information

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.


  • The Ultimate 3D sound experience
  • Real surround sound in a second
  • 820W Output power
  • Thrilling bass
  • Ultra HD 4K Pass-through with Dolby Vision
  • Chromecast and AirPlay 2 built-in
  • Bluetooth Wireless Streaming
  • Detachable speakers that go anywhere

The Ultimate 3D sound experience

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

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.

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.

Thrilling bass

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

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.

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.

Bluetooth Wireless Streaming

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.

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 10 hours of playback, simply dock them to the soundbar to recharge.
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.



  • Sound system: 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%): 400 W
  • Surround speakers output power (Max. @THD 1%): 2 x 60W
  • Subwoofer output power (Max. @THD 1%): 300 W
  • Soundbar transducer: 4 x racetrack drivers + 2 x up-firing full-range drivers + 3 x 0.75" (20mm) tweeter
  • Surround transducer (per piece): up-fring full-range driver + 0.75" (20mm) tweeter
  • Subwoofer transducer: 10"
  • Operating temperature: 0°C – 45°C
  • Video HDMI In: 1
  • HDMI eARC: 1
  • HDMI HDCP version: 2.3
  • Audio Max SPL: 103dB
  • Frequency response: 34Hz~20kHz
  • Audio inputs: 1 Optical, Bluetooth, Chromecast, AirPlay 2, USB
  • USB port: Type A
  • USB rating: 5 V/500 mA
  • Supported file format: MP3
  • MP3 codec: MPEG 1 Layer 2/3, MPEG 2 Layer 3, MPEG 2.5 Layer 3
  • MP3 sampling rate: 16kHz – 48kHz
  • MP3 bitrate: 80kbps – 320kbps
  • Bluetooth version: 4.2
  • Bluetooth profile: A2DP V1.2/ AVRCP V1.5
  • Bluetooth frequency range: 2402MHz – 2480MHz
  • Bluetooth Max. transmitting power: 13dbm (EIRP)
  • Modulation type: GFSK, π/4 DQPSK, 8DPSK
  • Wi-Fi network: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz/5GHz)
  • Dimensions (W x H x D):
    • 34.8" x 2.4" x 4.7" (soundbar)
    • 6.8" x 2.4" x 4.7" (detachable surround speaker, per piece)
    • 12.0" x 17.3" x 12.0" (subwoofer)
  • Weight:
    • 8.0 lb (soundbar)
    • 1.6 lb x 2 (detachable surround speaker)
    • 24.5 lb (subwoofer)

What's in the Box

What's on the Box

  • Main Soundbar
  • Detachable wireless surround speakers
  • Wireless subwoofer
  • Remote control with 2 x batteries
  • Power cords
  • HDMI cable
  • L-shape Wall-mount bracket (Main Bar)
  • U-shape Wall-mount bracket
  • (for Surround Speakers) kit with screws
  • Quick start guide
  • Warranty card
  • Safety sheet
  • Side caps (x4, For some regions only)


Customer Reviews for JBL Bar 9.1 Channel 3D Surround Sound Soundbar with Detachable Rear Speakers

4.5 / 5.0
54 Reviews
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Rated 5 out of 5
You dont need a degree to get this set up
It was super easy to set up..love the rear speakers do not need to be wired and the sound is awesome.
January 26, 2022
4 months ago
Rated 3 out of 5
Love true wireless surround lacks sound sdjustment
So I finally was able to test the Dolby atmos on Xbox 1 as my Apple TV was only Hd and not 4K. I originally bought the jbl 5.1 wireless sound system but returned so I could have Dolby atmos. The sound is great when you are actually play Dolby atmos. When the audio is regular and it converts to digital surround it’s okay but I can’t make the surround speakers quiet enough even on the low setting. Also there is no adjustment for the middle speaker to clearly hear voice. For this reason I gave it a 3 star maybe I should give it a 4 but I feel like for paying double compared to the jbl 5.1 wireless speakers i initial bought has the ability to actually make those adjustments it also had a clear voice setting. This system does not you only have surround low Med high and the low doesn’t sound any different then the med and no way to adjust specifically for better voice audio. I found it interesting that you didn’t plug in a microphone from where you sit to do the initial set up and speaker test. It does it’s own internal sound speaker test but not from plugging in a microphone from where you sit.
In summary when the source is playing Dolby atmos sound there is no adjustment needed and these speakers work perfectly voice audio is perfect the surround and effects are stunning!
When the source code is lower for example regular Dolby digital the surround speakers are to loud and basically makes them stereo so I turn them off which what’s the point of paying the extra for true wireless surround. If all audio sources were in Dolby atmos or digital x then these speakers would be perfect but majority of sources right now are not. if JBL makes a update to easily make these adjustments then I would change to 5 stars.
January 14, 2021
Originally posted at
Rated 5 out of 5
Great Sound!
I bought the JBL 9.1 Surround Sound bar with 820W Power in October on sale for $800 at Best Buy. So far the best deal out there. I have been wanting to upgrade since June. Once I saw this one had a surround with Wireless speakers and a lot of power, I was sold. Sound quality is great and fills up the whole room. I definitely recommend this Sound Bar.
December 19, 2020
Originally posted at
Rated 1 out of 5
Rear Righ satellite never connects right out of th
0 Stars... got it today, 28 nov 20, after the connection eARC/ARC experimentation, time to sit and enjoy F1 Bahrain Grand Prix. Folks, I was not watching the race, I am in it! The Left Rear speaker conveys amazing surround, Atmos fires everywhere. Amazing for my first ever lifetime surround. Oh wait, the Rear Right kept blinking slowly white, meaning 'disconnected' from the bar. Never saw it connected. Found a few disconnect forums, nothing to suggest a worse situation than Samsung. I avoided the Samsung precisely due to such connection issues... But not, JBL 9.1 RR never connects. 1000$ with Extended BB warranty? no thank you...RR never connects = automatic 0 stars if I could...I guess it is an 8.1?.
November 30, 2020
Originally posted at
Rated 5 out of 5
Simply Amazing!
Looked forever for a wireless option to replace my old wired surround sound system from Bose. Decided to give JBL a shot with the 9.1. I've been so impressed with the quality of this bar system. When you crank up the volume to above 15 it rivals my old system and is totally wireless!!! I'd highly recommend it, especially if you don't wanna drop 2500 on another brands components that sounds virtually the same as this.
November 25, 2020
Originally posted at
Rated 5 out of 5
Better than Samsung and LG
I am from Russia. Here I bought it less than 500 $. And it is the best item for such money
November 24, 2020
Originally posted at
Rated 4 out of 5
Room shaking sound
I love the immersion experience. I detached the end speakers and have them plugged into micro usb electronic connections so I don't have to take them back and forth for charging. My problem is my 2020 Samsung tv doesn't recognize and provide an option for the Dolby Atmos. I have the system hooked up via earc hdmi.
November 17, 2020
Originally posted at
Rated 4 out of 5
Almost Perfect
I have had this bar for a couple of days and it is almost perfect. JBL, I don't know if you read these customer reviews, but please do one thing to make this product perfect. Please create an app that would allow customers to change the EQ settings. The lows and mids of the bar are absolutely perfect. But it is missing a bit of high end to provide contrast to the low-end sound. If this little bit of high end were present, this would be a perfect sound bar. The sound quality is great. The detachable rears are a game changer and definitely provides a wonderful 3D sound. There just needs to be a tiny bit more high end to really accentuate certain sound high frequency effects. If you did this, or added a bit more high end in an update, that would be incredible. Thank you!
November 12, 2020
Originally posted at
Rated 5 out of 5
Great sound
I bought this jbl 9.1 soundbar 3 weeks ago.... The sound is indeed phenomenal
October 22, 2020
Originally posted at
Rated 5 out of 5
JBL 9.1 soundbar system extraordinaire - a sonic boom for your buck.
After shopping Amazon and Best Buy I decided to purchase this soundbar from World Wide Stereo, based on the customer service reviews. I had already done the research that caused me to choose this particular soundbar and surround sound speakers with subwoofer, and to say that I was not disappointed doesn’t touch it. Never in all of our iterations of Bose have we had a sound experience close to this. And it is so much more affordable. I have never used the bass on the highest setting and when watching an action movie, you feel the concussion in your chest and feet! My adult daughter came over and we were watching “Guardians of the Galaxy” and she just slowly turned her head to gape at me in delighted shock. It is literally a blast! Water from a cave might be dripping around you while the characters are speaking in front of you, and on and on. Movies like that are a new experience with this level of sound effects. And for dance parties with grandchildren who want it blasting, we have the technology! I can move the twin speakers around the corner into the kitchen and there is still plenty of mid-tone and bass to fill the adjacent rooms. I’ve wondered if people walking their dogs by our house are having the same experience of pulling up next to a car with the windows closed that has some crazy thumpin’ system-we’ve never turned it up all the way, but the rafters must be vibrating! Quite a value for such a luscious system-kudos and thank you very much JBL/Harmon Kardon!
This review was collected as part of a promotion
October 20, 2020
1 year ago


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How long does it take to charge the satellites?
A shopper on Dec 14, 2020
  Thanks for your question. JBL features and specifications state 10 hours playback and 3 hours to charge. Playback time may vary based upon playback volume. Its possible to get longer playback by charging longer than 3 hours.
Detachable speakers, how far can you put them from the sound and still working?
A shopper on Jun 9, 2020
  Thanks for your question. Typical wireless range is 30 feet. JBL does not specifically range. Perhaps it will be included on future product information for this new model.
When will be available The JBL 9.1?
Lorenzo on Jun 7, 2020
  Please call us at 866.961.7781. We have experts here to assist with pricing and availability. Thanks.
Are the end caps included in the US version?
A shopper on May 16, 2020
  Thanks for your question. The end caps are in fact the detachable rear speakers and will be included when this new model is in stock in our warehouse.
when will it be in stock?
A shopper on Apr 23, 2020
  Please call 866.961.7781. We have experts here to talk about pricing and availability. Thanks.
Do the rears charge when bar is in use? Also do tears soon as reconnected to bar? work with flat batteries
A shopper on Apr 21, 2020
  Thanks for your questions. The rear speakers will charge when bar is in use but they must be docked into the bar to charge.
Is there an app to control this soundbar and change settings?
A shopper on Apr 14, 2020
  Thanks for your question. There apps to connect to wifi and streaming music. At the present time we are unable to confirm if an app is available to provide the same control of soundbar settings as the IR remote to control.
Does this soundbar have any kind of room calibration?
A shopper on Apr 14, 2020
  Thanks for your question. The JBL Bar 9.1 has no room correction calibration feature.
You mention eARC under specifications, but I have not seen anywhere else confirm that this soundbar has eARC. Can you confirm that this has eARC? Likewise if it has HDMI 2.1.
Tim D on Apr 14, 2020
  Thanks for your question. The JBL Bar 9.1 does indeed have an HDMI/ARC connection which would be connected via HDMI cable to TV HDMI/ARC. JBL has not published a specification regarding HDMI version. Given that the Bar 9.1 was released as a new product in January, 2020 it is very likely that it is HDMI 2.1 or better. Were sorry we cannot provide you with an absolute answer at the present time.
Can the bar be used while the satellite speakers are charging?
A shopper on Apr 13, 2020
  Thanks for your question. The soundbar can be used while the surround speakers are docked to the bar for recharging.
Any definitive release date on this product yet?
A shopper on Apr 12, 2020
  Please call us at 866.961.7781. We have experts here to help with pricing and availability. Thanks
Do you know if the jbl 9.1 soundbar has included hardware to be wall mountable?
Pranat K on Apr 12, 2020
  Thanks for your question. The Bar 9.1 is shipped with L-shape Wall-mount brackets for the soundbar and U-shape Wall-mount brackets for surround speakers.
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.