JBL Bar 820-W 9.1 Ch Atmos 4K Dolby Vision Sound Bar w/ Wireless 10” Subwoofer and Surround Speakers
- 820W of power delivers dynamic and immersive sound
- 9.1 channel sound bar provides powerfully clear and true-to-life audio
- Two detachable surround-sound speakers are easy to place anywhere in your home for your ideal sound setup
- Wireless 10" subwoofer surrounds you with deep, punchy bass
- Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity allow you to stream audio wirelessly via compatible devices such as smartphones and tablets
- Dolby Atmos and DTS:X 3D sound let you experience high-quality, true 3D sound when playing games, watching movies, or listening to music
- Ultra HD 4K pass-through with Dolby Vision delivers incredible sound when paired with your TV
- Compatible with Chromecast and AirPlay 2, so you can stream music wirelessly with just a tap
- Built-in batteries provide up to 10 hours of playtime on a single charge and can be docked to the sound bar to recharge
Required accessories (sold separately)
- HDMI or optical digital cable, depending on how you're connecting the sound bar to the TV
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Of the 881 reviewers who responded, 768 would recommend this product.
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- Great speaker. The best so far by JBL.- June 19, 2020
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I switched from a 3.1 channel soundbar to this 9.1 channel one. The sound quality is excellent. It totally transformed my living room into a movie theatre. The detachable speakers offer surround sound which totally offers a different level of experience. Some cons: - Sometimes I hear a lot of disturbance from the detachable speakers - the audio quality is excellent but the maximum Volume is not sufficient for me. Max volume is 32. I would’ve been happy if the max volume is at least 40 or 50. When at high Bass and high Atmos, the voices and lyrics are not clearly audible. Other than that this is a fantastic speaker and gives you a mind blowing experience.Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
- Immersive Sound Experience- June 22, 2020
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] "Wow" were the first words out of my mouth when I hooked up the JBL 9.1 and 820w sound system. This truly is a unique sound bar with its detachable speakers and a massive Subwoofer that will literally shake the room. So I hooked this system up with my projector in the basement and I can honestly say this is probably the best soundbar and sound experience I have ever had. The Dolby atoms, 4K HDR truly provide you with the best sound quality and the detachable speakers on both ends create a surround sound theater like experience. The Subwoofer created tremendous amount of bass which literally shook my tile ceiling. The sound bar comes with multiple inputs such as HDMI arc, Bluetooth, optical and USB. You truly get what you pay for with this soundbar. You will not be disappointed.Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
- BEAUTY AND THE BEAST- January 12, 2021
Words cannot describe the sound quality of this JBL 9.1 soundbar. The product is premium both in terms of sound and finishes. A bar with a thousand details that will not stand out because of a thousand multimedia options that almost nobody uses. It has what it takes for a demanding user and to have a good team to cast from any app that allows the bar to transmit. Ultra recommended. The DOLBY ATMOS and DTS-X sound is the most impressive I have ever heard in a home system of this kind. It may not have an equalization option to use it as HI-FI for music. But it is that it really sounds basic at levels that other brands do not even dream of. Movies like Mad Max: Fury Road for Dolby Atmos or Atomic Blonde on DTS-X in its most top sound mixing representation will leave you breathless in the armchair at home.Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
- Wireless, Powerful, Beautiful, and Satisfying.- July 1, 2020
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] The Bar 9.1 came packaged well and was easy to get out of the pack. The bar itself is hefty and feels of quality, as does the detachable, battery powered atmos enabled surround speakers. They dock surprisingly well to the bar, the magnets convey a feeling of trust that they will not separate unless you wish them to. The sub-woofer is an imposing unit, for a sound bar kit. It provides a proper bottom end to movies as well as a competent, fast responding response for various music styles. Five levels are select-able for the sub-woofer, I find that level 2 is quite enough for casual listening, this thing can rock your room if you wish. Placement is key. The whole system, once positioned correctly and dialed in with the setup signal " it is a two step process, do not miss this ". it coherently brings together audio tracks with ease. This units wifi setup easily though the google home app. Provides more than enough sonic oomph to satisfy anyone looking for a compact, wireless solution. I've wall mounted my main bar and surrounds. Mounts included are metal and robust, I suggest you seek out wall anchors from home depot or the like as the ones included break quite easily when trying to tap into the wall. DO NOT skimp on wall installation as the main bar is weighty as is the surrounds. The surrounds attach and remove easily from the slide in wall mounts, you may also connect a micro usb cable for power into each surround if desired for a more permanent solution " not included ". The connections on the back of the bar are sufficient. It includes an HDMI in and out. This sound bar is future proofed as it supports E-ARC. It will support the next generation of hdmi compatibility. Chromecast and airplay are present and sync audio up quite easily. I'm very pleased with the volume of audio this thing presents, the atmos is a cool feature that also is pretty convincing adding a whole new atmosphere of sound to envelope you into the experience. Good job JBL, one of the first to market with a wireless solution that is competent in it's sound production as well as looking sophisticated enough to want to display in your room. This will not replace big box speakers and a home theater receiver. But if your looking for wife approval in the looks/space saving department, and still want enough bang to make you smile, This may be for you. Fits the bill for us. Pop the corn, turn up the bar and enjoy some down time.Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
- Awesome Sound, Easy Surround- June 23, 2020
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] This is probably my most favorite soundbar made to date. Reason being is that I like to keep things very minimal in my entertainment area at home. So yes, a 65” OLED and a soundbar to match. That’s it. But I didn’t expect these to sound amazing coming from a soundbar solution. For a little while, I resisted installing surround sound speakers due to running wires around. The best solution to that before these JBLs came through were “wireless” speakers, but had to be attached to some external receiver. Still had wires though. But I bought them anyway to complement my current soundbar. I didn’t like the look of cord covers running along my walls. The JBL solves this problem with truly wireless detachable speakers. For sound quality, I was impressed with the tones right after calibration. Calibration is a two-step process to determine how far you are sitting from the TV and how far the detachable speakers are relative to the soundbar. From here, you get to experience sound as the JBL engineers designed them to be. That’s partly why you don’t have a whole lot of EQ customization; I think they want to keep things as simple as possible for the user. You’re only dealt with 5 levels of bass, 3 levels of ATMOS and 3 levels of rear surround with respect to the soundbar. Maybe I could have used some treble or center channel knobs, but that has yet to be seen. But I’m not mad at JBL for that. It’s a soundbar, which by design was meant to make all-things-sound easy. Just note that if you raise the ATMOS and rear surround sound levels, you do drown out the center channel dialog. This might lead a lot of people (like me) to believe that the center channel is not loud enough. The soundbar has two HDMI connections, one input and one output/ARC. The way I run my soundbar is just a single connection from the TV using ARC (audio return channel). So any input into the TV (HDMI or streaming apps) will automatically forward all sound data to the soundbar. The ARC connection successfully receives ATMOS or DTS:X data, depending on the movie source. And it sounds pretty darn good too. Films like “1917”, “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” and “Avengers: End Game” truly highlight how well it handles ATMOS and DTS:X sound, to name a few. The soundbar is relatively large as well. I think a minimum of 55” TV or larger will help match the length of this soundbar, which is about 3 feet long with speakers attached. Software updates! Yes, you’re going to want to connect this soundbar to wifi to get OTA updates. Why? Because out-of-the-box I was having some serious issues with wireless connectivity to the surround sound speakers. So if you’re reading this and later on decide to buy this soundbar only to find out that the soundbar wireless connection sucks, remember me. Now what I found very unusual with JBL is the lack of a native wifi connection wizard through a JBL app. You must depend on Google Home or Apple Airplay to attain wifi connectivity. Once you’ve done that, the soundbar has a mind of its own and begins to fix itself. It did run an update and fixed the very spotty wireless connection problem. But It still does get a little spotty every now and then (and you can definitely hear the sub and surround sound speakers cut out) and can ruin the mood of a movie. I must admit, it does get annoying sometimes. Another software update on the way? Have to take a star off for that. So how do I use them? Well, most of the time I keep them attached to the soundbar. No need to have surround sound while I watch the morning news. I only detach them when I’m ready to watch my movies in full ATMOS or DTS-X, COVID-19 free. Wireless speaker run times are 10 hours from full charge. I only spend 2-3 hours in a day with them detached for a movie and I connect them right back to the soundbar, where they begin charging again. So you’ll have to think about your own use case. I think my use case is right in line with what the soundbar was intended for. Obviously if you’re looking for a more permanent solution, you’re probably better off bringing the wires out.Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.