A soundbar improves the sound of your TV. A wireless speaker is easily connected via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi. Experience films, series, sports and TV programmes as if you were right in the middle of them. Want that real cinema experience?
What is a soundbar?
A soundbar is an elongated flat speaker that you place next to your TV or hang on the wall. The speaker broadens and improves the sound of the TV. A soundbar contains several small speakers that amplify sound and distribute it evenly around the room. Because TVs are becoming increasingly flat, there is less room for a good speaker. A soundbar offers the sound in top quality.
What are the advantages of a soundbar?
The biggest advantage of a soundbar is, of course, great sound. The speaker projects the audio from your TV into multiple corners of the room. This surrounds you with sound, and you are suddenly part of the action. There are also soundbars with a subwoofer. This is an extra speaker that you place in a different spot. Thanks to the subwoofer, you experience even more sound effects. In addition, thanks to a wireless connection via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi, there are no extra cables to deal with. And if you don't feel like watching a film, JBL soundbars make it easy to listen to your favourite tracks via streaming apps such as Spotify, YouTube and Apple Music.
What types of soundbars are there and which soundbar is best?
Of course, you have a choice of different types. Which soundbar suits you best depends on what you want to use it for. There are smaller models that blend into your home decor and give a great immersive sound experience. There are also models with additional subwoofers and soundbars with Dolby Atmos that can rival real cinema sound. Here's a list of our models:
- JBL 2.0 all-in-one: Compact with a deep bass
- JBL BAR 5.0: Enjoy solid bass without an additional subwoofer.
- JBL BAR 5.1: Experience panoramic surround sound thanks to this soundbar with subwoofer.
- JBL Bar 9.1: Get the ultimate 3D sound experience thanks to the extra subwoofer and detachable speakers.
What features do JBL Soundbars have?
JBL Soundbars offer functionalities such as Bluetooth, Google Assistant, Dolby Atmos, subwoofers and Chromecast.
In addition to connecting with an optical or HDMI cable, many soundbars also connect wirelessly with Bluetooth. This allows you to control the soundbar from your phone and listen to music via streaming apps. Bluetooth-enabled soundbars include the JBL BAR 9.1.
Some soundbars are equipped with Google Assistant, which allows you to listen to music, news, the weather or your own calendar events within a few moments.
Dolby Atmos soundbar
Do you want to be really surrounded by sound? Then you need a speaker with Dolby Atmos soundbar. This 3D sound technology bounces sounds off the ceiling. This makes it seem as if a helicopter is taking off next to you and that rain is pouring down from above.
Some soundbars come with a separate subwoofer. This is a large speaker that provides extra deep bass. You connect the subwoofer wirelessly to your soundbar via Bluetooth. In this way, you can sit safely at home on the couch and still be in the centre of the action.
Our soundbars come with a remote control to give you total control over your sound. Up the volume or select the sound mode you want to get the very best experience.
Other JBL soundbar features
Chromecast: stream music and films to your TV from your phone, tablet or laptop thanks to Google's media player.
- Airplay: Similar to Chromecast but for Apple devices.
- Wi-Fi: Connect wirelessly to the Internet in your home.
- MultiBeam: Hear surround sound thanks to this audio technology from JBL.
Where do I place my soundbar?
You can place a soundbar under your TV or hang it on the wall on a soundbar mount. It is important that the speaker is freestanding or hanging so that the sound can be properly distributed. The subwoofer should also have enough space. Place it in a central position on the floor of the room, for example.
How do I set up my soundbar?
Connecting your JBL surround sound could not be easier. The HDMI ARC or Optical cable make the set up foolproof and you'll be done in just a few minutes. Read the quick start guide to make is extra easy.
Buying a soundbar?
Thinking of buying a soundbar? Then you can transform your living room into a professional home cinema. JBL's state-of-the-art soundbars will take movie, game, music and TV sound from ordinary to extraordinary!