JBL Bar 3.1 – review

JBL Bar 3.1

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No one in class gives this home cinema experience. JBL pours everyone on pure power, and the sound quality is good enough to take the throne.


No one in class is near this power. Especially the 10 inch subwoofer impresses. In addition, it sounds good and the soundplank is user friendly.


There are those with higher resolution and even better connection in the tones. Does not support DTS

The JBL Bar 3.1 is not going to embarrass when you watch the subwoofer with its sub-mounted bass element of up to 10 inches. Clearly the greatest in this test, and in its price range by the way.

The soundplank has not only one but three HDMI inputs that all support HDCP 2.2 and thus 4K video from Blu-ray. It has a large and clear front display and the remote control is handy.

JBL Bar 3.1 Sound quality

In Movie Sound mode, the sound image is shot big enough to give a certain impression of surround sound. But more importantly, the motion picture is very powerful, without compromising the reproduction of dialogues and film music. Let’s go, it does not have the same sophistication as the Samsung HW-N660, but it’s more than enough for a bass power that no other soundplane can match.

It also benefits the music, especially rhythmic music reproduced with the dynamics the others can only forget. This is the most powerful soundtrack we’ve heard in its price range. In addition, it sounds quite good, if you ignore the slightly coarse overtone area that does not benefit the most delicate music. It’s short and good everything that Klipsch RSB-6 wants to be. If that also comes to the gaming experience? You can bet that!


The bass of JBL Bar 3.1 is in its own league, and movies and games go a good step up on the excitement ladder with this. Music lets you play loudly, and it sounds good too. In addition, when ease of use is on top of the list, nobody would recommend that you search for anything near home theater from a soundtrack. With Bar 3.1, JBL fills in so many points on the checklist that it stands alone in its price range.

They exist with a little more refinement, but none that are near this power.

Photo by JBL


  • Matches screen size: 46 “and up
  • HDMI: 3 in, 1 out (ARC)
  • Digital input: Optical
  • Wireless: Bluetooth
  • Analogues: 3.5 mm AUX

Price: $730, –

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