Craving for a soundbar that sounds alright? I chose this specific one, The JBL 2.1, because it also supported AUX IN, an ancient technology that is hard to come by these days. Did I mention that the sound is also crisp and extremely loud? I bought it to replace my Sony one.
This is a review and my opinion is my own. Please do not take it seriously as it is meant to supplement your decision or not.
Before I go into the review, I want to share with you what the product is. The JBL is a well-crafted device for playing soundwaves from different forms of media. You can hook it up to virtually any device as long as it has an AUX OUT, which is rare these days. Many companies are phasing wires out, but very few actually have efficient and lag-free wireless devices still. They are trying to make you poorer with all the fancy 5G and Bluetooth 5.0 garbage that isn't even mature enough to release or mature enough to test.
The JBL isn't a one-time product either, as it can be easily upgraded by purchasing the other parts. You can easily extend the system with the click of a button, which is on the back of the devices and it will pair to the main soundbar, which is nice. It's kind of like an investment, but a SMART one. You do not need to have to worry about retiring your old one like some other devices out in the market.
When I was in the store, like Best Buy, Fry's and such I perused around delicately through each brand product of audio. None of them were affordable, and none of them had an AUX IN. But behold, JBL, had the right idea and the money from my wallet gravitated towards it, it was what I was looking for. The bass had good clear lows, and the upper frequencies were not tinny and crisp, which means the acoustics would sound amazing. So what exactly did this product sport?
Sleek Design, Impressive Sound
Designed with a slimmer profile, the full–featured, easy–to–use JBL Bar 2.1 features Dolby Digital, JBL Surround Sound, 300W system power and a wireless 6.5” subwoofer to provide balanced sound and deep bass for your movies, music and even video games. Full featured in every sense of the word, it has an HDMI input as well as AUX and USB wired connections that enable you to round out your home entertainment options even more. It is also Bluetooth enabled for convenient wireless connections. Further enhanced with JBL SoundShift which allows you to instantly switch between sound from your TV and sound from your mobile phone or tablet. You can moreover control the soundbar with your existing TV remote control, the JBL Bar 2.1 clearly raises the bar for soundbars.
Enjoy JBL Sound With 300W of Power
The 300W of power output ensures great audio performance for your movies and music.
JBL Surround Sound Makes Movies Come Alive
Bring movies to life with JBL Surround Sound, without the hassle of any additional wires or speakers.
Rich And Deep Bass From A 6.5" (165mm) Wireless Subwoofer
Enjoy rich and deep bass as well as the convenience of flexible placement without the hassle of wires.
Connect Your Devices With HDMI IN/ 1 HDMI Out (ARC)
Connect your devices and simplify your home entertainment setup.
Works With Your TV Remote Control
This JBL soundbar is designed to work with many of today’s top TV remote controls, so you can use your existing TV remote control for both TV and soundbar.
- Quoted from Amazon quoted from JBL website
This is the last audio product you will need for the next coming years until something better comes out, in my opinion.
Why A Review Video:
Below is a video I put together, which seriously is horrible. You can skip to the part where I recorded the audio from it.
I would make better videos, but I have no skills. I would like to mention that I put zero effort into the video because I really want to work on other things, but I do not want to ignore this website that helped me foster my creativity and much more.
The Good and Bad:
Honestly, there is only a few pros and cons for this product.
2. Extendable devices
3. Surround sound capable
4. AUX IN
1. Is a soundbar
Many reviews around the internet have claimed the product is easily broken due to cheap amplifiers or chips burning out, but maybe they abused it too much. Even at 50% volume, I find it extremely louder than the old Sony soundbar I was using (at 70%). Please be careful with your devices and at least be mindful of the cleanliness of your environment unless you have money to spend.
Quite frankly, if you have a smaller place, I suggest you buy headphones instead of a soundbar as it may disturb other people around you who live with you.
If you are worried and do not know what to buy here are other alternatives I would have bought instead if I didn't buy these JBLs.
Above I listed two decent choices and two great expensive choices. It would mean a lot to me if you bought any of those.
Thanks for reading this article and have a fantastic day~ ^_^
I will work on releasing a new series soon...