A great wireless surround sound system is hard to come by\u2014at least one that isn\u2019t overpriced. The JBL Bar 5.1 finds a nice middle ground between performance, price, and features. It\u2019s wireless, 4K compatible, and works with Dolby Pro Logic II and DTS for providing great sound quality. It\u2019s one of the best home theater systems if you prefer wireless.\r\n\r\nWhy We Like It - JBL Bar 5.1 Review\r\nA nice middle-of-the-road wireless surround system with lots of great sound, accuracy, and a unique design. It comes ready with several HDMI ports, and compatibility with 4K devices.\r\n\r\nPerformance\r\nGiven JBL\u2019s history in the past, we went in expecting good sound quality and were surprised that it wasn\u2019t good, but great! The JBL Bar 5.1 Surround System really brings the heat to wireless surround sound, having a nice balance between bass, trebles, highs, mids, and lows. The Polk Audio Magnifi Mini had trouble giving treble a nice punch. However, we didn\u2019t like the lack of EQ controls on the remote control. Still, having access to Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II and DTS is a must. Its ability to connect to 4K ultra HD devices was a plus in our book. And if you lose your remote, you can connect your TV remote, easily.\r\nDesign\r\nThe JBL Bar 5.1 Wireless Speakers have quite a unique design. It isn\u2019t just a single wireless subwoofer and a sound bar; two small battery powered speakers can be detached from the ends and placed nearby. In the back, the JBL Bar 5.1 Wireless Surround Speakers come with not but three HDMI ports. This allows you to plug in, say, your Blu-ray, game console, and TV all into the main soundbar with separate HDMI cables. Got an optical cable instead? There\u2019s an optical port too, as well as HDMI ARC.\r\nValue\r\nNow let\u2019s talk value. The JBL Bar 5.1 is a great surround system\u2014that we won\u2019t dispute. But $482? JBL might be asking just a little more than necessary. For starters, it has so-so build quality; the plastic feeling and look doesn\u2019t quite match. On the other hand, it\u2019s better priced than the Nakamichi Shockwafe Elite Home Theater System. It has great performance, but if you want the right price for a surround system, the Logitech Z906 5.1 is perfectly priced.\r\nJBL Bar 5.1 Review Wrap Up\r\nIf you\u2019re someone who doesn\u2019t fiddle with EQ settings, you\u2019ll love the JBL Bar 5.1. Aside from a so-so build quality, that didn\u2019t stop the surround system from delivering great sound, both in terms of bass and treble\u2014especially with Dolby Pro Logic II and DTS. We also applaud its efforts on a very unique design with its detachable speakers.