A soundbar is a long, low-profile loudspeaker that amplifies your music, television, or even your gaming setup.
Their long, rectangular shape means that they can fit a number of internal speakers, including a subwoofer, for much higher quality sound than you would find in your standard television speakers. This is because television speakers are often good quality but not exceptional quality, given the compact depth of modern TVs.
The additional speakers also mean you get something akin to a surround sound effect, without needing to set up speakers around the room. This can help you to save space and avoid unsightly cords running around the room, as a soundbar will usually have just one cord connecting it to the television.
You'll find this functionality in soundbars such as the Bar 5.0 Multibeam
which combines virtual Dolby Atmos®
and JBL MultiBeam™ technology for a fully immersive sound system
The JBL MultiBeam™ technology allows you to calibrate the soundbar to your own home and room layout, so it can flawlessly project sound to every corner. Meanwhile, the Dolby Atmos® system uses internal drivers to literally bounce sound around the room for a 3D listening experience.
Avoiding a full sound system also makes a soundbar a good choice for those looking for excellent sound quality without the higher price tag.
Another option is a soundbar with a subwoofer combination, such as the JBL Bar 5.1 Surround system
. This system incorporates the best of a soundbar, including JBL MultiBeam™ technology, with a separate powerful 10-inch subwoofer unit, for the ultimate surround-sound experience and enough bass to make movie night at home feel like you're at the cinema.
The overall result is a premium sound experience in a sleek and aesthetically pleasing piece of hardware, all without breaking the bank.