JBL cinema SB271 is a soundbar model from JBL, a well-known brand in audio equipment. The JBL cinema SB271 is a premium 2.1-channel soundbar that provides high-quality audio output. It features dual bass radiators and Bluetooth connectivity, helping you to stream music wirelessly from your smartphone, tablet or other compatible devices.
With its sleek and stylish design, the JBL cinema SB271 is an excellent addition to any living room. It offers an immersive audio experience for watching movies, listening to music, or playing games.
- Amazing Clarity
- Good Lower BassBest for TV/OTT
- Not suitable for Bass lovers
- Tweeters are Magical
- No Extra Deep Bass
- No Display
- No Bass control
On the front of JBL cinema SB271 is a metal grill, and a black piano finish is on top. The black piano finish on the top gives it a premium look. The same look is carried forward on the sides. You get JBL branding and four capacitive touch buttons with good response. The subwoofer is small yet powerful. It has the same looks as any other JBL subwoofer. It is a down-firing powerful subwoofer with excellent built quality.
Connectivity options include HDMI ARC, Optical port, USB port and Bluetooth 5.1. Listen to the audio test. You don’t get fully-functional remote control (the bass control is missing). However, these connectivity options provide you with a range of options to use the JBL cinema SB271 with different devices, ensuring you can enjoy high-quality audio regardless of what you’re using it for.
Result of the Audio Test
You don’t get solid bass. Instead, it has good lower bass (JBL claims extra deep lower bass). This is the magic JBL does. You get optimum lower bass. Higher bass is good but less. This helps you to feel the bass rather than merely listening to it.
You can’t get boom-boom bass as of JBL 5.1 soundbar. For that, go for Boat or Zebronics or JBL 5.1.
What about clarity?
This soundbar has excellent clarity. See its frequency chart.
Power is smartly distributed in JBL cinema SB271. Lower bass is in optimum amount. The upper bass is controlled to give more power to the mids. Tweeters are magical towards the end of the frequency chart. You can have outstanding and unmatched vocal clarity, i.e. mids from JBL 271. Its power distribution is different and most appropriate when you attach it to a TV.
Audio test 2- After attaching it to a television
JBL cinema SB271 soundbar, the best soundbar in India 2023, performed magically after attaching it to a television. It is because this soundbar has two speakers and two tweeters. Tweeters produce good high notes. They provide enough space for the speaker to produce a good mid-range.
Mere boom-boom bass is not enough. You need good delivery of mids and highs, too, for good audio quality, and this soundbar does that. You do get bass, but it is lower bass, i.e. the bass felt from the ground up to the heart. You feel it, and that is good.
Upper bass produces audible bass and not sensuous bass. You feel lower bass as given by this soundbar and subwoofer. To improve speech clarity, simply click the “Voice” button on the remote control. You’ll never miss a word of your favourite movie again.
Pros & Cons
- Lesser bass doesn’t mean a bad soundbar. Not everyone likes bass more. Some people like jazz and ghazals too. But people, who fancy all genres, will enjoy this soundbar as it has lower bass and sound clarity.
- Every note is perfectly delivered. Its power distribution is beautiful.
- Mid notes, high notes and bass are clearly audible, just like the music composer wants them.
- It has terrific clarity as tweeters are performing phenomenally.
- JBL claims extra deep bass, which is wrong. This soundbar is not made to produce boom-boom bass. But you get good bass.
- It lacks a display. You get a blinking light as a confirmation of your action. You don’t get to know the exact input (bummer).
- It lacks bass control i.e. subwoofer’s power can’t be controlled.
- This soundbar is not right for parties.
|SPEAKER DRIVERS||2.1 Channel;|
|AUDIO OUTPUT||104W (2*52W) Soundbar; |
116W Down Firing Subwoofer;
Total Output 220W
|SPECS & FEATURES||1.8 Inch Speakers; |
0.5 Inch Tweeters;
5.25 Inch Subwoofer;
Frequency Response 40 Hz – 20 kHz;
|WIDTH & WEIGHT||35.4 Inch Soundbar; |
12.6 Inch Subwoofer
|CONNECTIVITY||HDMI (ARC); |
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Written By: Rachita Jain
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