JBL BAR series – BAR STUDIO, BAR 2.1, BAR 3.1, and BAR 5.1

HARMAN International’s all-new JBL BAR series, a line of high-performance soundbars with a slender design, Bluetooth 4.0 for streaming music and superior sound quality. Available in four models, the BAR STUDIO, BAR 2.1, BAR 3.1, and BAR 5.1, the series gives entertainment lovers customizable options to fit any home theater environment.

JBL’s most expansive soundbar series to date fills any room with theatre-quality sound to elevate the enjoyment of TV, movies, music and video games. In addition to featuring JBL Signature Sound and Dolby Digital decoding, the BAR series comes equipped with additional speakers to further enhance the sound performance. Exceptional bass ensures viewers won’t miss a single beat or blast, whether listening to music or indulging in the latest Hollywood thriller.

Engineered to make entertainment simpler, the BAR series is easy to set up and has multiple convenient connections, including HDMI™ and HDMI™ ARC inputs as well as Optical and AUX wired connections. The higher models, including 3.1 and 5.1, come with multiple 4K HDMI pass-through inputs to connect additional devices like Blu-Ray players, game consoles and more. For increased ease of use, each soundbar is programmed to respond to the TV remote, eliminating the need for multiple controllers. For those who love the second screen experience, the JBL BAR series also comes equipped with JBL SoundShift™ technology, allowing users to instantly swap audio sources.

JBL BAR 5.1 Flagship Sound Experience

For buyers looking for a full, all-wireless true surround sound experience, the JBL BAR 5.1 features two battery-powered, rechargeable, wireless rear speakers with 10 hours of battery life – equivalent to the duration of four-to-five Hollywood movies. Making it even more versatile, both rear speakers detach from the soundbar and can be placed anywhere in the room, transforming the system into the ultimate, personalized cinema quality experience. Boasting 510W of total system power, three 4K HDMI™ inputs, a 10” wireless subwoofer and DTS decoding, the BAR 5.1 is the most advanced soundbar in the series, vividly bringing the hardest-hitting action flicks and games to life.

JBL BAR Series

For consumers looking for a more entry-level soundbar, the Bluetooth-enabled BAR STUDIO is the perfect addition to smaller rooms, providing exceptional sound and music streaming capabilities for the best bargain. The Studio is slim and simple to use with one cable connection via HDMI™ ARC, and JBL Surround Sound for a stellar virtual surround sound experience from just one soundbar. For more power, viewers have the option of the BAR 2.1, or BAR 3.1—intermediate soundbars both with wireless subwoofers. For advanced vocal clarity, the BAR 3.1 has a dedicated center channel for a state-of-the-art listening experience.

The new BAR series meets the needs of every home setting without sacrificing sound quality and aesthetics. With premium material and surface finishes, slim designs to fit the latest TV form factors and a front visual display for a better user interface experience, the JBL BAR series delivers sound quality, simplicity and design wrapped into one.


Price $149 $299 $499 $699

JBL Signature

Dimensions 614 x 58 x 86mm 965 x 58 x 68mm 1018 x 58 x 78mm 1148 x 58 x 93mm

Source Inputs Optical/AUX/USB Optical/AUX/USB Optical/AUX/USB Optical/AUX/USB

System Power

30 300 450 510

Sub Size/Power

165mm/180 250mm/300 250mm/300
Audio Decoding Dolby Digital Dolby Digital Dolby Digital Dolby Digital/DTS
Other Features Real 4K-HDCP 2.2

Real 4K-HDCP 2.2 and
Detachable Wireless
Rear Speakers


The JBL BAR series is available at select retailers in Gunmetal starting Fall 2017.