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JBL BAR STUDIO

JBL BAR STUDIO
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10 Reviews + 2 Awards
84
Features
Fully-Featured
84
Popularity
Widely Available
83
Value for Money
Very Good
84
Kagoo Score
Excellent
Our Verdict:
An award winning and fully featured 2.1 channels Bluetooth soundbar, with a fair price. It has a handheld remote control, is wall mountable and features Audio Return Channel (ARC). Purchasers report that it's good in terms of connectivity and quiet.
Features We Love:
Supports Bluetooth
Wall mountable
Handheld remote control
Features Audio Return Channel (ARC)
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With outstanding reviews, we have ranked the JBL BAR STUDIO number 10 across all soundbars.

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Kagoo Score
90
Reviews
84
Features
85
Popularity
84
Value for Money

84

84
Kagoo Score

Why Has it Scored 84?

purchasers report that it has good expert reviews but below average user reviews with an average overall rating of 68%.
This soundbar is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better soundbars are available.
It has some great features:
Supports Bluetooth
Wall mountable
Has a handheld remote control
Features Audio Return Channel (ARC)

What is the Kagoo Score?

We calculate the Kagoo Score for each soundbar by looking at its reviews, features, popularity, age and value for money.

The Kagoo Score is an easy way to understand whether the soundbar is recommended.

The Kagoo Scores are constantly being updated. As newer, higher spec soundbars come to market, the older soundbars will gradually have their Kagoo Score reduced.

90
Reviews

Average Review Score

3.4 stars (10 reviews)
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Recommended Award

The JBL BAR STUDIO has received a Recommended Award from homecinemachoice.com.
Recommended from homecinemachoice.com

Outstanding Award

It's received an Outstanding Award from areadvd.de.
Outstanding from areadvd.de

What Are People Saying About the JBL BAR STUDIO?

Price
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Robustness
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Noise Level
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Some People Thought it Had a Good Price
  • ... be a starting price. And it's more than this.But while £150 might be too cheap for a true all-rounder, the JBL Bar Studio is proof that there are some ...
    whathifi.com 9 Jul 2018
  • ... multichannel-capable Bar 5.1, only less ambitious, comes the Bar Studio.Connectivity is solid on this budget 'bar, as is overall sonic performance. Virtual ...
    topnewreview.com 1 Apr 2018
  • ... £150 ticket, meaning it joins an already crowded m... Connectivity is solid on this budget 'bar, as is overall sonic performance. Virtual surround is ...
    homecinemachoice.com 15 Jul 2018
  • One Person Thought the JBL BAR STUDIO Was Not Robust
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    One Person Thought it Was Carelessly Designed
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    One Person Thought it Had Well Executed Technical Features
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    Some People Thought it Had Good Connectivity

    Two people thought that the JBL BAR STUDIO was good in terms of connectivity.

  • ... multichannel-capable Bar 5.1, only less ambitious, comes the Bar Studio.Connectivity is solid on this budget 'bar, as is overall sonic performance. Virtual ...
    topnewreview.com 1 Apr 2018
  • ... £150 ticket, meaning it joins an already crowded m... Connectivity is solid on this budget 'bar, as is overall sonic performance. Virtual surround is ...
    homecinemachoice.com 15 Jul 2018
  • Some People Thought it Had an OK Noise Level

    Two people thought that the JBL BAR STUDIO was quiet.

  • ... JBL Bar Studio is proof that there are some fine performe...Solid and punchy sound. Plenty of bass. Decent detail. Good range of features. Hardens slightly ...
    whathifi.com 9 Jul 2018
  • ... than in the past. But, as reported in other reviews, the sound cuts out completely when programme is quiet and there is a slight pause before sound resumes ...
    StaffordBill - Johnlewis.com 31 Aug 2019
  • 84
    Features

    Key Reasons For and Against

    Supports Bluetooth
    Wall mountable
    Has a handheld remote control
    Features Audio Return Channel (ARC)
    Is 2.1 channels
    Smaller than average power
    Does not have a subwoofer included
    Smaller Than Average Power

    The smallest power of soundbars is 1W, the biggest is 800W, and the average power is 190W. The power of the BAR STUDIO of only 30W is very small compared to most other soundbars. It is smaller than 91% of all soundbars when sorted by this feature.

    What does "power" mean? Less Edit
    Does Not Have a Subwoofer Included

    The JBL BAR STUDIO does not have a subwoofer included, unlike most other soundbars. 67% of soundbars have a subwoofer included.

    What is a subwoofer included? Less Edit
    Is 2.1 Channels

    The number of audio output channels supported by the BAR STUDIO is less than most soundbars. This JBL soundbar is 2.1 channels, which is the most commonly supported audio output supported by soundbars.

    A soundbar with 2 channel support.

    What does "audio output" mean? Less Edit
    Supports Bluetooth
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    The JBL BAR STUDIO supports Bluetooth. 93% of soundbars also support Bluetooth.

    What is Bluetooth? Less Edit
    Wall Mountable
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    The BAR STUDIO is wall mountable, as are 60% of soundbars.

    What does "wall mountable" mean? Less Edit
    Has a Handheld Remote Control
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    The BAR STUDIO has a handheld remote control, as do 67% of soundbars.

    What is a handheld remote control? Less Edit
    Features Audio Return Channel (ARC)
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    The BAR STUDIO features Audio Return Channel (ARC), which is unusual. 53% of soundbars do not feature Audio Return Channel (ARC).

    What is Audio Return Channel (ARC)? Less Edit
    85
    Popularity

    Popularity

    The JBL BAR STUDIO has been listed on Kagoo since January 2018 and is currently ranked number 10 out of 225 soundbars.
    84
    Value for Money

    Value for Money

    We determine value for money by calculating a quality score for each product based on its reviews, features and age, and then comparing this quality score to the product price. A soundbar with a high quality score and low price will get a good value for money score.

    We have analysed the JBL BAR STUDIO, and ranked it:

    High-End
    This soundbar has a very high quality score but is very expensive - choose this if you want the best!

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    High End Good Value for Money
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    JBL BAR STUDIO
    Poor Value for Money Budget Choice
    Price

    The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features. However at $65.97 it is still cheaper than 95% of soundbars.

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    Value for Money of Similar Soundbars

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    What the Reviews Say

    Some people thought it had a good price

    Frequently Asked Questions About the JBL BAR STUDIO

    QWhat is the audio output of the JBL BAR STUDIO?
    AThe JBL BAR STUDIO is a 2.1 soundbar.
    QWhat is the power of the JBL BAR STUDIO?
    AThe JBL BAR STUDIO is a 30 Watts soundbar.
    QDoes the JBL BAR STUDIO support Bluetooth?
    AYes, the JBL BAR STUDIO supports Bluetooth.
    QDoes the JBL BAR STUDIO have a built-in display?
    ANo, the JBL BAR STUDIO is a soundbar without a built-in display.
    QDoes the JBL BAR STUDIO feature Audio Return Channel (ARC)?
    AYes, the JBL BAR STUDIO features Audio Return Channel (ARC).
    QDoes the JBL BAR STUDIO have a wireless subwoofer?
    AYes, the JBL BAR STUDIO has a wireless subwoofer.
    QDoes the JBL BAR STUDIO have a subwoofer included?
    ANo, the JBL BAR STUDIO does not have a subwoofer included.
    QDoes the JBL BAR STUDIO support FM radio?
    ANo, the JBL BAR STUDIO does not support FM radio.
    QDoes the JBL BAR STUDIO have a handheld remote control?
    AYes, the JBL BAR STUDIO has a handheld remote control.
    QIs the JBL BAR STUDIO wall mountable?
    AYes, the JBL BAR STUDIO is wall mountable.
    QDoes the JBL BAR STUDIO feature Surround Sound?
    AYes, the JBL BAR STUDIO features Surround Sound.
    QWhat connection does the JBL BAR STUDIO have?
    AThe JBL BAR STUDIO is a wired & wireless soundbar.
    QDoes the JBL BAR STUDIO have a USB port?
    AYes, the JBL BAR STUDIO is a soundbar with a USB port.
    QDoes the JBL BAR STUDIO support Wi-Fi?
    ANo, the JBL BAR STUDIO does not support Wi-Fi.
    QWhat is the weight of the JBL BAR STUDIO?
    AThe JBL BAR STUDIO has a weight of 1.4 kilograms.
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    10 Reviews
    Recommended from homecinemachoice.com Outstanding from areadvd.de
    2 Awards

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    JBL BAR STUDIO Specification

    Key Features
    Audio Output
    Power
    Bluetooth
    Display
    Built-in Display
    Other Features
    Soundbar Dimensions (WxDxH)
    Audio
    Audio Return Channel (ARC)
    Audio Decoder
    Surround Modes Quantity
    Soundbar Speaker
    Woofer Diameter (Imperial)
    Tweeter Diameter
    Woofer Driver
    Tweeter Driver
    Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR)
    RMS Power
    Subwoofer
    Subwoofer
    Wireless Subwoofer
    Subwoofer Included
    Radio
    FM Radio
    Technical Details
    Handheld Remote Control
    3D Sound
    Frequency Range
    Wall Mountable
    Colour
    Remote Control
    Accessories Included
    Sound Effects
    Dimensions (WxDxH)
    Surround Sound
    Center Speaker Frequency Range
    Packaging Content
    Connector(s)
    USB Connectivity
    Wireless Connection
    Speakers
    Ports & Interfaces
    Connection
    Audio (L,R) in
    USB 2.0 Port
    HDMI Output
    HDMI Port
    Digital Audio Optical Out
    USB Port
    HDMI Version
    HDCP Version
    Networking
    Wi-Fi
    Bluetooth Version
    Weight & Dimensions
    Width
    Height
    Depth
    Weight
    Packaging Content
    Warranty Card
    Quick Start Guide
    Mounting Brackets Included
    Cables Included
    Wall Mounting Kit
    Special Features
    Multiroom

    Product Identifiers

    Manufacturer Part Numbers

    k951387 k951387, harman k951387, jbl 20channel, jbl 12357672, jbl fb8mza00, jbl 21678042, jbl fb8mzs00, jbl 10170802, jbl yq22601, jbl rn2597, jbl 373521, jbl ny9ph, jbl 30w

    Barcodes

     00000010170802,  06925281926921,  06925281928703,  06925281928710

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