JBL Bar 5.0 Multibeam

JBL Bar

JBL Bar 5.0 Multibeam
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Product information

Key specs

Sound quality according to customers
Good
Integrated WiFi
Yes
Bluetooth
Yes
Width
70,9 cm
Height
6,05 cm

Pros and cons

According to our soundbar expert
  • The MultiBeam technology from JBL ensures that the sound is clear in every corner of the room.
  • Dolby Atmos sends effects to your listening position via the ceiling, which creates an extra spatial audio.
  • Apple AirPlay and Google Chromecast are built-in, so you can easily stream music to the soundbar.
  • The soundbar doesn't include a subwoofer for the deepest bass tones.
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Description

With the JBL Bar 5.0 MultiBeam, you hear the sounds from a movie, your favorite music, or a game clearly in every corner of the room. The MultiBeam technology spreads the sound. This way, you won't miss a thing, no matter where you're seated. Are you watching a movie? Thanks to Dolby Atmos support, the sound is reflected to your listening position via the ceiling. This way, it sounds like an airplane is flying over your head and a car drives past from left to right. And since Apple AirPlay and Google Chromecast are built-in, you can easily stream music to the soundbar.

With the JBL Bar 5.0 MultiBeam, you hear the sounds from a movie, your favorite music, or a game clearly in every corner of the room. The MultiBeam technology spreads the sound. This way, you won't miss a thing, no matter where you're seated. Are you watching a movie? Thanks to Dolby Atmos support, the sound is reflected to your listening position via the ceiling. This way, it sounds like an airplane is flying over your head and a car drives past from left to right. And since Apple AirPlay and Google Chromecast are built-in, you can easily stream music to the soundbar.


Included by default

  • Manual (787.51 KB)
  • Remote
  • Batteries
  • HDMI cable
  • Wall mount

Included by default

  • Manual (787.51 KB)
  • Remote
  • Batteries
  • HDMI cable
  • Wall mount

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Key specs

Sound quality according to customers
Good
Integrated WiFi
Yes
Bluetooth
Yes
Width
70,9 cm
Height
6,05 cm

Reviews

Most helpful reviews

  • Our expert review JBL Bar 5.0 Multibeam: Good addition to my TV

    Mieke. Audiospecialist. | 6 April 2021 | JBL Bar: JBL Bar 5.0 Multibeam | Automatically translated from Dutch

    • Easy installation
    • Spatial sound with Dolby Atmos
    • Clear and full sound
    • Easy operation
    • No optical cable included
    • Low bass at low volume

    With the JBL Bar 5.0 I enjoy high sound quality with my television. The bar is quickly installed and I really think Dolby Atmos is an addition. I just don't think the bass of the soundbar is powerful enough. To enjoy powerful bass, I need the JBL Bar 5.1. This is supplied with a subwoofer.

    Easy connection
    No HDMI cable is included with the bar. Unfortunately, my TV does not have an HDMI arc connection, so I have to connect it with an optical cable. Fortunately, I have this cable myself at home and I do not purchase it separately. With the right cable, connecting the bar is a matter of connecting 2 cables.

    Quick installation
    The bar comes with a quick start guide in which all steps of the installation are explained with pictures and text. I find this small guide a bit unclear and look up the extensive manual. With this manual included, the bar is ready for use within twenty minutes.

    In the middle of the action of the movie
    Now that the bar is connected, I am very curious about the Dolby Atmos technology. I'm watching a movie that supports Dolby Atmos. The sound is spacious and room-filling, making it feel like I'm right in the middle of the movie. Because it is about virtual Dolby Atmos, the effect is not as intense as with a setup with multiple speakers.

    Operate the bar via Siri
    Because the soundbar supports different smart home platforms, I can easily add it to my smart home. I connect the bar to my Apple Homekit to control it indirectly with my voice. For example, I ask Siri on my phone to increase the volume of the bar or skip a song. This makes operating the bar even easier for me.

    Hit and miss sound quality
    I play some songs via Airplay. What is striking is that the sound quality of the bar is hit and miss. When I play reggae, dub or classical songs, the sound is full and detailed. I miss detail in a genre like metal. All songs sound best when the bar is turned up at a higher volume. At a lower volume, the bass loses its power and the midrange dominate. For me, a full reproduction of the lowest notes is an important part of music. The bass is therefore something I expected more from a JBL product.

    Mieke. Audiospecialist. | 6 April 2021 | JBL Bar: JBL Bar 5.0 Multibeam | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 4 / 5 stars
    8,4/10
    Beautiful sound from a compact soundbar

    Benny | 22 April 2021 | JBL Bar: JBL Bar 5.0 Multibeam | Automatically translated from Dutch

    • HMDI eARC connection
    • Clear and full sound
    • HDMI cable included
    • Lots of connections
    • Easy installation
    • No built-in voice assistant

    This soundbar is a nice compact device that contains everything. Despite the fact that there is no subwoofer, the speakers still deliver a nice full sound. The bass is standard well present, but if you find it too little, you can set extra bass. This is done via a key combination on the remote control, which is a bit cumbersome.

    The package also includes an HDMI cable to a power cable to connect the soundbar to your television. After all, you get the best sound with HDMI. First check whether your TV has an HDMI-ARC (or eARC) connection. If not, you also have the option to connect it with an optical cable (not included). The package also contains the supplies to hang the suondbar on the wall (2 L-brackets and necessary screws and plugs).

    Setting up for the Google Assistant is easy via your Google Home app. (I don't have Alexa or Siri so I can't comment on that). I find a disadvantage that there is no built-in assistant in the soundbar, so that you actually need a google home or google home mini for optimal effect. I have such a device, so with simple voice commands, I simply play music or adjust the volume.

    My television immediately recognized that an HDMI sound device was connected, so I could also control the soundbar with my TV remote control immediately after connecting. Just calibrate the Virtual-Dolby and I could watch movies with surround effect. This works surprisingly well. A system where you have multiple speakers in your room works even better, but the disadvantage is that you either have to pull a lot of cables or invest a lot of money in a wireless system. Nevertheless, this device does what it promises and creates a sound throughout your room.

    Even when I'm just playing music, the positioning of the speakers ensures that I have equally good sound everywhere in my room. Unlike more traditional soundbars that only send sound forward, this JBL multibeam also sends sound sideways and up/down, filling your entire room with music.

    Conclusion: A nice compact device that plays a nice full and clear sound. Films also get a new dimension through the Virtual-Dolby effect.

    Benny | 22 April 2021 | JBL Bar: JBL Bar 5.0 Multibeam | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 3.5 / 5 stars
    6,8/10
    Wouldn't have bought this if I knew beforehand.

    gerry | 12 March 2021 | JBL Bar: JBL Bar 5.0 Multibeam | Automatically translated from Dutch

    I expected much more after reading the reviews. Sound is disappointing and gives me no surround effect. I am also disappointed that there is no Alexa as suggested. Is a bit misleading.

    gerry | 12 March 2021 | JBL Bar: JBL Bar 5.0 Multibeam | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 4 / 5 stars
    8,4/10
    Great soundbar for the easy person
    • Beautiful design.
    • Easy to connect via bluetooth or hdmi
    • You can't change bass and treble

    I expected more. I've had many JBL products with much better sound quality. The soundbar is easy to operate with the remote control that is included. The design is beautiful. Not too big and not too small. A minus point I personally find that you cannot manually adjust the treble and bass with the remote control or something. So you have to make do with the setting of the soundbar. There is quite good sound in the bar, but I had a higher expectation. You can connect the bar to your television with bluetooth and also with an HDMI cable. With an HDMI cable, the sound is considerably better and I will recommend that you use it for the full experience. A great product if you don't want too much pussy, but still want to get a better sound from your television.

    Alfons de Jong | 23 April 2021 | JBL Bar: JBL Bar 5.0 Multibeam | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 4 / 5 stars
    8,4/10
    Beautiful device both in design and sound.
    • design
    • Sound
    • Format
    • No separate subwoofer
    • Ease of installation if you are not technical

    Bar 5.0 Multibeam from JBL. I was looking for the right soundbar for a long time and I found it! A requirement was that I did not want such an ugly separate sub woofer and the Bar 5.0 Multibeam from JBL does not have that! Furthermore, it should look nice in the whole of the living room, with its beautiful round design and not too large (71 cm) it does this perfectly. Now it is still on the TV cabinet under the TV, but you can also choose to hang the Bar 5.0 Multibeam with the included suspension system. A wonderful sound, while watching a movie with the built-in Virtual Dolby Atmos, you get a beautiful 3D sound and this without extra separate speakers in the living room. You can easily turn off this sound by pressing the atmos button on the accompanying remote control, if you are watching a talk show for example! So all in all, the Bar 5.0 multibeam from JBL is for me the ideal soundbar in the ideal living room.

    Esther | 25 April 2021 | JBL Bar: JBL Bar 5.0 Multibeam | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 5 / 5 stars
    9,6/10
    Really nice soundbar - great sound.
    • Super nice music sound
    • Beautiful design
    • Beam and Dolby Atmos
    • Compact yet great sound
    • Speech is dull

    This soundbar has some nice techniques. For example, multiBeam is also a real find. This is a technology designed to provide a room-filling listening experience with surround sound, without the need for additional speakers. The JBL soundbar can also handle 4K pass-through with Dolby Vision (some Ziggo channels or your own installation). This means you can match JBL's sound with the best picture currently available.
    The sound of the soundbar is really nice. You can stream music well on it and it is a multifunctional sound source that can be controlled from all your devices. The sound is really good room filling. In terms of bass, I did not miss a separate sub woofer in my apartment.
    The design is nice and sleek. The bar is not large and fits well under a TV, but the size does not determine the sound quality. I didn't hang it, but it has brackets. An HDMI cable and a remote control are also included. Because the power cable cannot go in at right angles, the bar stays slightly away from the wall. Hidden display behind the black mesh is useful to see what the bar is doing when you are adjusting settings etc, but after that the display and remote control are no longer interesting.
    Installation is child's play. Plug and play with Google Home. Via HDMI a link with the TV is made directly and is recognized and set up (Samsung and Anywhere+). Bluetooth works like a train as well as connecting to your WiFi. I think the bar has the best results for music (programs) and movies because the sound is really very good there – partly due to Virtual Dolby Atmos. There is no setting with which you can switch or adjust the balance for this speech sound or treble.
    I took part in a test of this product for the Review Club. In the end I decided to return the soundbar after the test because it is not quite for me.

    fgoestoh | 24 April 2021 | JBL Bar: JBL Bar 5.0 Multibeam | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 4.5 / 5 stars
    8,8/10
    Quality as we are used to from JBL
    • Beautiful design
    • Easy to use
    • good bass
    • Sometimes goes into standby while watching a movie, which also turns off the TV

    This soundbar is highly recommended! We have had it for 3 weeks now and are amazed by the sound! We don't turn the volume too loud either, because that's not necessary. The sound is good and the bass is strong. The remote control is easy to use, has few buttons and is small but nice. Listening to a song via Spotify also happened that way. On the front view of the soundbar on the right, you can see which option you have chosen through the illuminated text. You can also see how loud your sound is. If you are in doubt about the placement of the soundbar, it can be placed on your TV furniture or mounted on the wall with the supplied tools. The soundbar does not look overly luxurious, but is beautiful in simplicity. Where we often stream netflix via PS4, the soundbar sometimes cuts out while watching a movie. It then goes into standby and our TV also turns off. Also a great sound bar!

    Naoomz | 28 April 2021 | JBL Bar: JBL Bar 5.0 Multibeam | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 4 / 5 stars
    7,6/10
    All in all it is a very good speaker for this price. It
    • Easy installation
    • Clear and powerful sound
    • Nice and small design
    • Sometimes the sound cuts out

    The JBL Bar 5.0 Multibeam is a compact soundbar. It has a nice design and feels solid.
    The speaker is easy to connect and install, partly due to the automatic calibration that takes a lot of work off your hands.

    The sound from the soundbar is far better than the sound from our TV. Where we often have subtitles on for Dutch-language programs, this is not necessary when using the soundbar because of the clear sound. So in that regard, the soundbar is certainly an asset.

    The sound is powerful and clear, with adjustable bass. The bass cannot compete with a separate subwoofer, but we are certainly not disappointed.

    The sound of the Virtual Dolby Atmos is much more spacious, but the real surround feeling is missing. It is striking that you hear the sound of the speaker equally well throughout the room. Whether we are in the living room or in the kitchen, the sound is good.
    Speech is a little less intelligible with the Virtual Dolby Atmos, because the background sounds and music seem to be amplified. That is why we usually have the Virtual Dolby Atmos turned off when watching TV. In movies, on the other hand, it is very beautiful.

    The voice control with the Google Assistant works well. It is easy to play music via Spotify and to adjust the volume.

    A single remark is that with our copy the sound sometimes drops out briefly and that when the TV starts up, it takes a few seconds before the sound works. This can be fixed by rebooting the system, but so far it keeps coming back to a greater or lesser extent. This can also be due to our TV or the connection between the TV and the speaker.

    JDM | 28 April 2021 | JBL Bar: JBL Bar 5.0 Multibeam | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 4.5 / 5 stars
    9,2/10
    Good price/quality ratio
    • Clear sound
    • good bass
    • cool look
    • Weight
    • No subwoofer

    The JBL multibeam 5.0 is easy to connect and you can connect it in no time without needing the manual. It gives a nice clear sound and the bass is excellent. Unfortunately, there is no subwoofer, so you don't hear the deeper bass tones as beautifully and clearly. It has a really robust look but is a bit on the heavy side.

    Jari Knoops | 30 April 2021 | JBL Bar: JBL Bar 5.0 Multibeam | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 4 / 5 stars
    8,4/10
    A good soundbar that does what it promises
    • Appearance
    • bass
    • simplicity
    • Not to be prepared

    The JBL Bar 5.0 Multibeam is a very good soundbar with, as mentioned, much more bass in the sound compared to the competitors or normal TV speakers.

    The soundbar's box actually contains everything you need, the soundbar itself, suspension material including screws and a remote control. It was very nice that batteries are also included. A clear user manual is also included.

    The most important thing is of course the sound, this one is good! You do notice that the bass is very present, but this is certainly not annoying if you listen to series, movies or contemporary music. The surround sound of the soundbar comes into its own, but it cannot be compared with a real 5.1 setup.

    I mainly used the soundbar with its airplay function, this works very well! And the soundbar also sounds very good when you play music via e.g. Spotify. Furthermore, the soundbar feels like a premium soundbar, and is very user-friendly.

    The only drawback I think of the soundbar is that it is difficult to expand it with extra options. But that's probably not what this product is for. In short, certainly a good soundbar if you are going to use it in a smaller space, e.g. in a studio or bedroom.

    Jesse1995 | 1 May 2021 | JBL Bar: JBL Bar 5.0 Multibeam | Automatically translated from Dutch