JBL Bar 5.0 Multibeam - Soundbar Review

We all know that gaming with a headset is the best way to experience a game's audio, but what if you don't want to wear a headset? TV audio is terrible and there's a lot you miss out on, but how much better are soundbars and can they really justify the $$ outlay? Well this is the very reason when I was offered the chance to review the JBL Bar 5.0 Multibeam soundbar. I wanted to find out for myself.



Here's a full rundown of the specs this thing has:

Total Speaker Output

250W

Soundbar Output Power

5 x 50W

Transducer:

5 x 48mm x 80mm racetrack drivers + 4 x 3 inches(75mm) Passive Radiators

Power Supply

100 - 240V AV, ~ 50/60hz

Max SPL

92 dBA

Frequency Response

50hz - 20KHz

MP3 Codec

MPEG 1 Layer 2/3, MPEG 2 Layer 3, MPEG 2.5 Layer 3 (USA only), Dolby Atmos, PCM

HDMI In

1

HDMI HDCP version

2.3

HDMI eARC

1

Audio Channels

5