JBL Bar 5.1 Surround - Review

JBL Bar 5.1 Surround Soundbar Review
7.36 Mixed Usages
7.8 SOUND QUALITY
7.8 BASS ACCURACY :
7.2 AUDIO & VIDEO LATENCY:
6 AUDIO ENHANCEMENT FEATURES:
8 BUILD QUALITY :
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Specification

GENERAL

Number of Channel 4.0.4 Channel
Placement Type Table-top , Wall-mountable
Connectivity Type Both (Wired & Wireless)
Subwoofer Feature Separate Subwoofer , Wireless Subwoofer
Rear Speaker N/A
Central Channel Speaker Yes
Audio Enhancement Features Yes
HDMI input/output Yes
Analog Audio In 3.5mm (Aux) N/A
Loudness High Volume ( > 92db )
Warranty 12 months Months

Connectivity:

Digital Optical Audio Input ( Toslink ) 1 Optical Audio Input
HDMI ARC 1 (shared)
HDMI Output 1 (shared)
Full HDMI Input 1 HDMI Input
Analog Audio In 3.5mm (Aux) None
RCA Ports No
USB Port None
Ethernet Jack Yes

Audio Quality ( Tested )

Dialogue & Vocal Accuracy Frequency deviation from target is less than standard error (3.4 dB ); which means soundbar is very good to reproduce dialog and instrumental music
Bass Accuracy ( for music, film scores, movies, and games) Soundbar 's Low-Frequency-Extension is less than 35 Hz. Which means It can reproduce the deep thump and rumble in the low-bass accurately.
3- Dimensional Sound Accuracy ( Sound Stage) soundstage has good focus overall but but some sound tracks seem to be bit more diffused and lack separation.
Total Harmonic Distortion ( Center Channel ) It has dedicated center channel speaker and Total Harmonic Distortion of center channel @80dB is less than standard value(>0.7). So soundbar produce more clear and accurate audio of the dialogue in movies.
Surround Sound Imaging ( Rear Channel ) No dedicated rear channel (7.1 channel) but surround content produced by side-firing speakers on the bar is quite impressive and sounds seem to be coming from above you, behind you and on the sides.
Streo Dynamics ( Loudness ): Dynamic Range Compression @ Max Volume is little bit more than standard deviation (<2 dB) and maximum valume is over 92 dB SPL
Audio & Video Latency Here no visible latency via ARC (121 ms) and Optical (98 ms) but visuals difference may found via Full HDMI Input (-14 ms).

Audio Enhancement Features:

Digital Room Correction: Yes
Auto Volume Adjustment/ Night Mode: Yes
Equilizer Options: Presets
Bass Adjustment ( Thup & Punch of sound) N/A
Treble Adjustent ( Brightness and Clarity od Audio) N/A
Surround Level Adjustment: N/A
Virtual Surround Effect: Yes

Supported Audio Format ( HDMI ARC)

eARC Standard N/A
Dolby Atmos N/A
Dolby Digital Yes
Dolby Digital Plus Yes
DTS N/A
DTS: X N/A
Dolby True HD ( eARC only ) N/A
DTS- HD MA (eARC only) N/A
5.1 PCM ( eARC only ) N/A

Supported Audio Format (Full HDMI In' port ):

Dolby Atmos : N/A
DTS:X : N/A
Dolby Digital : Yes
Dolby Digital Plus: Yes
DTS : N/A
Dolby TrueHD : N/A
DTS-HD MA : N/A
5.1 PCM N/A

Audio Format Support ( Optical Port ):

Dolby Digital : Yes
DTS : N/A

Drivers Specs

Tweeter Size and Type : 1.25" Dome (2)
Midrange Size & Types: None
Woofer Size & Type : Oval Cone (5)
Subwoofer Driver 10" Cone

Build Material

Enclosure Sealed(spkr)/Ported(sub)
Finish The soundbar is a sturdy plastic body with metal grille to protect its front and sides. The subwoofer's body is made of melamine.
Color Black
Soundbar Width 40.0" (101.6 cm)
Soundbar Height 2.3" (5.8 cm)
Soundbar Depth 3.9" (9.8 cm)
Subwoofer Width 12.0" (30.5 cm)
Subwoofer Depth 12.0" (30.5 cm)

Rating System

SOUND QUALITY 7.8
BASS ACCURACY : 7.8
AUDIO ENHANCEMENT FEATURES: 6
AUDIO & VIDEO LATENCY: 7.2
BUILD QUALITY : 8
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