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  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Bass - You won’t be disappointed at all

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    Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.

    Features

    Quality
    3 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    After looking over many reviews, I decided on this JBL 3.1 sound bar. I also own a Vizio Soundbar with a sub too. That one is great and the reviews on this 3.1 from JBL were very good. Pros: Almost everything (see below) Cons: Power management (see below) Setup- Super easy. You have HDMI, Optical, and a 3.5mm jack. The sub pairs with the sound-bar with no effort or thought. If the LED is solid blue, your connected. It did this upon applying power. Surround Sound- I am not sure yet what I think of the surround sound. You can tell its trying to spread the sound but it’s not the best at doing it. The non-surround sound sounds great. Inputs- I have used the HDMI, the optical, and the Bluetooth. Any music sounds amazing from this product. The subwoofer is so amazing with all music. I am guessing that is why JBL used a 10 inch and not the 6.5 inch like other sound-bars. Bass- You can feel the bass in you and easily rattle a very decent sized room with little effort. If you like action movies with lots of bass, you will not be let down one bit. This sound-bar easily trumps my Vizio without trying. The bass is very deep and encompassing. JBL really did good on this part. Remote- The remote is the remote. It has all the settings you need. You can even shift the sound to sync what you see on TV with what you hear. That is a nice feature. Volume/Sound- This volume of this JBL will not let you down either. It can go very loud without distortion. I wish it had more mid-range sounds but the sub tries to make up for it. The highs are very clear and crisp and the bass is outright amazing for the cost of this product. Now the Cons: I noticed a very annoying “feature” JBL built into this unit. It takes some searching online to find others with this issue, but its obvious and it will shine if you are one who pauses a show, uses commercial skip/FF through commercials. I noticed when advancing a show where audio is quiet, like fast-forwarding through a commercial, the sound-bar goes into power save mode instantly. This seems CRAZY. Is this a flaw? If you advance through a commercial why would the power bar “go to sleep”? While JBL does build into the sound-bar a 2 hour shut off, this 1 or 2 seconds of no sound is absolutely crazy to put the sound-bar into power save. Sadly, JBL also offers no support for this or they are ignoring it. JBL Support- I have been in 2 online chat sessions about this power save issue and both times they tell me their advanced support will contact me about this. I don’t know if this is a flaw or not. The firmware on the speaker system is the current one for this product (you can check for the current version in the manual). Once I saw this had the most current version, I decided to ask JBL support. JBL support is the worst. I would like to find out if this instant power save is a flaw or a feature. Best-Buy doesn’t let you wait and wait and wait on JBL support to never answer you - in the event I want to exchange this unit. I will give them 2 more days and look to exchange this unit for one that works. Even if it’s not JBL. It would sad to get rid of it because the sound is amazing. Waiting for the sound bar to turn back on when advancing over a commercial is not worth keeping this over. I would recommend this if JBL can fix this or even get back to me confirming this is a defect. So far, they refuse.

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    3 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Outstanding Controllable Bass

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    Features

    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    I went into the store multiple times to test all the available sound bars. Really disliked how a lot of the Samsung models could be turned to the max and left me feeling like it wasn’t too loud while i was 3 ft away. Then i got to this JBL and felt like I couldn’t hit the max even from 15 feet away. Simply awesome and the bass? It left me feeling like i was sitting in the movie theater, total emersion into every type of film. What I love about the bass is that it’s controllable. You’re not going to want the same level of bass in an action movie as you would a drama and this system allows you to turn the bass up or down whereas many other systems might not. Even if they do, this subwoofer is massive and it sounds every bit of it, much more substantial than the other models on display. Plus, fact that it doesn’t need to be wired to the sound bar or tv means you can hide it behind or next to a chair or couch. When watching a movie like Jurassic World and being able to turn the bass up a decent amount while maintaining perfect vocal quality with zero muffled or drowning out is something you will love compared to other systems! The system also allows you to play music through your phone, Bluetooth or AUX cord and the Loud but rich sound quality is perfect, whether your getting ready to go out of having a party at the house. It's only been a few months but having a mid level-priced sound system that can easily compare to the big boy high-priced models and that while listening to songs or just action movie previews, literally gives me slight goose bumps and puts a smile on my face without realizing is amazing, and will really leave you with a feeling that you got your money’s worth.

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    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Rich sound! Voices are clear! Bass is impactful!

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    Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.

    Features

    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    I purchased the JBL Bar 3.1 about a week ago to replace another soundbar that was lacking in clarity with voices. Even with the 'clear voice' feature turned on, it added overly crisp, tinny highs but completely lacked midrange while over emphasizing bass frequencies. I just wasn't happy. Note that I have a dedicated den / home theater room with a 5.2.4 channel set up, but this soundbar is for upstairs, to enjoy TV and movies while being near the kitchen and living room areas. I found the Bar 3.1 on sale and decided to give it a shot after reading overall very positive reviews and listening to it at Best Buy. The difference between the JBL and my previous soundbar is night and day. Having the dedicated center channel to focus on the voices makes such a difference vs. a 2 channel system when needs to reproduce all the movie's sound plus the vocal channel. The overall audio experience is very well rounded now and my girlfriend agrees. The bass is tight and full and the highs are crisp, clear, and not tinny. Some reviews mention a lack of midrange presence and to some degree, the mids are not as pronounced as the bass and highs, but they are definitely represented quite adequately in my opinion. Far better than many other soundbars I have listened to, anyway. The bass is so powerful, that I keep it around 9 out of 30 which sounds rich but not too boomy. I recommend 'Movie' mode as the best all around listening mode choice. It provides a rich soundstage and well-balanced listening experience for both film and TV viewing. Regarding the 'JBL Surround' mode, I leave it turned off, as I believe it adds a hollowness to the sound and reduces the overall clarity of the listening experience. I've experimented with it on and off and prefer the clean, crisp, full sound without it. It's a 3.1 channel system after all, not a 5.1 channel one. Nonetheless, 'Movie' mode provides quite the ambience and presence to make movies sound great! Set up could not be easier. It recognized my ARC connection through HDMI to the TV, responds to my TV's remote, and it also switches inputs automatically when I switch the TV input to the Blu ray player. The subwoofer paired automatically too, right after I turned the system on! I highly recommend this soundbar for anyone looking for an affordable, easy to use, high quality upgrade to their TV speakers, or existing audio setup that they want to replace. At its current selling price, they will probably sell through inventory quickly.

    Features

    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    GREAT SOUND GREAT PRICE

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    Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.

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    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    I USED TO HAVE TWO BIG PRO SPEAKERS WITH AMPLIFIER AND I WAS UNDECIDED AND WITH FEAR TO DON'T BE SATISFY WITH THIS NEW TECHNOLOGY THAT EVERYTHING IS SMALL, BUT LET ME TELL YOU IS CLEAR SOUND, POWERFUL AND SATISFY MY EXPECTATION IN 300% I VERY RECOMMENDED IS AFFORDABLE AND GREAT EQUIPMENT

    Features

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    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Worth the money!

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    Posted .
    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

    Features

    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    Has Awsomee sound and the sub kicks butt! Actually knocked some od the wifes Nik nacs off the shelving next to it and put a dent in the floor! So well worth the money!

    Features

    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Soundbar with good quality sound!

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    Owned for 2 months when reviewed.

    Features

    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    Thus far, my wife and I have been quite impressed by the quality of sound emanating from the speakers in this soundbar/subwoofer setup. This has been a GREAT upgrade to our previous, similar setup, made by Samsung. We’re very pleased with our purchase and would definitely recommend it to anyone looking to get some more and much better volume output than their stock television speakers!

    Features

    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Spectacular!!

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    This soundbar sounds great!! The highs are clear and crisp and the subwoofer really fills the room. I have mine in my game room that's 20X20 and it sounds great in the entire room. I really like bass and man this delivers!!! If bass is important to you then this is the soundbar for you. The only negative for me is the design of the soundbar could have been better.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Best sound bar for the price available right now!

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    Features

    Quality
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    Day 1 of owning, only reviewing because i’m very impressed.4/5 because nothing is perfect. althought id give 5/5 for being best in class and price point. First off, i’d like to say there was really no budget in mind when i started looking at sound bars. I started looking at magnolia’s bleh... not worth the money honestly. The sony st5000 on display was cool with the demos they had playing, very intricate yet i discovered the tuning to be rather weak/soft. I say this because in the middle of my demo about 4 displays down, the samsung harmon/kardon hwn850 5.1 caught my attention completely over powered that sony 7.1 system with their boeing 747 demo which sounded so real and soooo goooood. now onto the cheap JBL 3.1 for 300$ which really surprised me once installed in my living room 25’x30’. FYI not advertised, but this is also a harmon/kardon set up. pretty clean highs and mids comparable to any premium car stereo that comes in any new silverado(bose) or tundra/tacoma(jbl) etc. Im proud to say the rumbles the room, especially if you have wood floors. heres the catch, it will only do so when turned up to atleast 25(half way). it’s strong side is definitely music, but dont let the 3.1 scare you for home entertainment if you just want something cheaper to start with. im not new to sound bars, but this is my first purchase of one(mainly because i dont want a toddler knocking over expensive stereo equipment). I spent a lot of time deciding what i wanted. sound bars are practical and not necessarily true sound but, especially w/ youngins around, they can still impress. this jbl is no comparison true 5.1 or 7.1.. BUT for 3.1 and 300$ it serves very well. u can play music loud enough to shake the walls for house parties or feel like you’re in a movie theater. If you want anything louder/cleaner i would look to bigger harmon/kardon series which is in association with samsung. the samsung is just badged with a price tag but true harmon/kardon “JBL”. OR the bose 500/700 with the subwoofer series really caught my attention. this jbl system is hiding behind a 65” sony bravia. sounds 100 times better. perfect add on to any home especially with the 300$ price tag right now, i really don't think the quality can be beat. and like i said if youre worried about kids breaking things, it is after all only 300 bucks!

    Features

    Quality
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Simply Amazing

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    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

    Features

    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    Paired this with a 75" Samsung TV in my media room and it is perfect. The sound is well balanced, clear, and rich. The bass is there when you want it. Sometimes the surround sound and bass has me looking in the back of the room because the system fills the room. Great buy and recommended.

    Features

    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Sounds like you’re in a theater

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    Features

    Quality
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    3 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    I have this hooked up to my 75” samsung tv. Sounds great. Powerful bass! Makes the floor vibrate. Has a theater feeling when watching a movie.

    Features

    Quality
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    3 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy setup & sounds amazing!!!

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    Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.

    Features

    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    I never owned a sound bar before and when I saw this one on sale I did some comparison and found that this was the best deal. It arrived today and was really easy to set up to both my iPhone and my smart TV and three different devices via HDMI. The sound quality is amazing and I definitely recommend!

    Features

    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Looooove it

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

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    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    Great sound for the price I paid people would think I spend a lot the sound is awesome I feel I’m in a movie theater one of my best purchase ever

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    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for the condo

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    Features

    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    Easy setup. The sub easily connected wirelessly to the soundbar via bluetooth. The JBL 10" sub was what I expected. Deep bass! Think I rattled my upstairs neighbors pictures off the wall.

    Features

    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Really impressed

    Posted .

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    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    I was looking at sound bars for a while but couldn’t decide which one. There are so many out there. I have the jbl charge 4 and love it, so I went to my local Best Buy to hear the 3.1 out. I really like how this bar preformed compared to the rest of the sound bars that were on display. When I set up the jbl 3.1 in my living room it sounded even louder and with a lot more bass than it did in the store. I’m really happy with this purchase.

    Features

    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent

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    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

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    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    I love my new sound system, excellent sounds, easy to set-up. Very good price.

    Features

    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Soundbar

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    Amazing soundbar, Very punchy bass which you can adjust the level, good clarity and clear mid and high levels.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Sound

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

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    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    The subwoofer is awesome I love this bar sound system the my best shopp ever.

    Features

    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great JBL sound bar and Sony TV.

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    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    Fantastic buy. Love the tv and sound bar. Great consultation.

    Features

    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Good sound , verry nice for home theater

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    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

    Features

    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    I like this JBL , it has good sound for home theater and party in house

    Features

    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great choice for bass

    Posted .

    Features

    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    I bought the JBL 3.1 soundbar with the wireless 10 inch subwoofer and it was very nice. The highs, mids & especially the subwoofer, were very clean sounding. When you watch a movie with lots of action, the system really immerses you right into the movie.

    Features

    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
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