TRUE 3D SURROUND SOUND THAT’S ABOVE AND BEYOND
Make movie night soar and let your music move you to new heights with 720W of total
output power and thrilling bass from the 10” subwoofer. The JBL Bar Pro 800 with Dolby Atmos® includes two up-firing drivers and detachable battery-powered surround speakers to create an immersive 3D cinema experience without having to draw extra cables. You’ll never miss a word with our PureVoice technology, which makes sure dialogues are clear even when other sounds are at their loudest. And when you’re ready to cut loose, stream your favorite music from AirPlay, Alexa Multi-Room Music (MRM), or Chromecast built-in™. Your get-togethers will never be the same.
The subwoofer comes at a hefty 22 lbs and stands just over 17 inches tall. With its simple, black design and small legs at the bottom, it resembles a small, basic living room unit more than a subwoofer.
The soundbar setup is simple. Using an HDMI, Optical or wireless connection, you can get it connected to your TV, smartphone, or gaming console. If you need to use it the same day it arrives, you should be able to get it up and running and connected fast.
On the soundbar itself, there are only two buttons for volume control and a paring button. In contrast to the rather small number of buttons, the soundbar offers a relatively large number of connections. In addition to the power cable connection, the HDMI-eARC port and the optical audio connection, the soundbar also has an HDMI input to connect other devices to the television via HDMI line-in, a USB-A port and an Ethernet connection. In addition to Bluetooth, the Bar 800 also offers Apple AirPlay 2, Google Chromecast and Alexa Multi-Room Music for connecting devices wirelessly.
The subwoofer connects almost instantly, and you can immediately tell the difference in sound quality. Listen to drums once (like in an adventure movie trailer), and you will never want to go back. The difference between the soundbar and a TV playing through its internal speakers is impressive.
Voices are mostly clear and harmonious with the bass. Watching a movie, we found the dramatic moments that call for a heavy bass don’t overwhelm any music or speech.
The sound quality of the JBL Bar 800 is really at a very high level. It has a 5.1.2 channel speaker system that supports Dolby Atmos and 3D sound. Overall, the soundbar, the rear speakers and the subwoofer offer a peak performance of 720 watts.
On paper, the sound setup sounds pretty good. But how does it fare in reality? – Well, pretty good actually! When watching films and series on the TV that do not support Dolby Atmos or 5.1 sound, the sound is pretty good despite the lack of support. The mids and highs are balanced and the bass is deep and powerful.