Zebronics Jukebar 9500 Pro soundbar is a 5.1 channel wireless soundbar that comes with the support of Dolby Audio. The much-awaited Zebronics Jukebar 9500 Pro Soundbar 5.1 channel wireless soundbar was recently launched in India in March 2022 and since then it has stolen the limelight. But is it worth the attention it has received? Read the article to find out.
- You can watch this review on Youtube also: Zebronics Jukebar 9500
- 1. Specifications-
- 2. Weight-
- 3. Connectivity Options-
- 4. Looks-
- 5. Dimensions-
- 6. Remote Control-
- 7. Accessories kit-
- 8. Audio Analysis-
- 9. Placement of the Soundbar, Subwoofer and Satellite Speakers-
- 10. Separation-
- 11. Audio Quality-
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You can watch this review on Youtube also: Zebronics Jukebar 9500
“This article isn’t a review unit. We purchased Zebronics Jukebar 9500 Pro immediately days after its launch. Then we recorded a song without burn-in. Later we recorded 4 more songs but after burn-in. All these 5 songs were uploaded on drive and its link is given in the end. Click to download it and to know the exact difference between the audio before burn-in and after burn-in. You can burn-in a product by playing any song on 70% volume for 5-7 hrs. After this, speakers will perform as per their real capability.”
Zebronics Jukebar 9500 Pro comes with 3 front drivers of 75W each, 2 wireless satellite speakers of 75W each, and a subwoofer of 150W. The subwoofer needs to be attached to the soundbar through a wire and it must be placed near the soundbar. Wireless satellite speakers are connected with a 6-meter cable that must be placed at the back.
The satellite speakers are powered with a DC adapter and can be easily paired with a soundbar without any hassle. The total output is 525W. The 3 driver set-up will give even the minutest details of the soundtrack whereas the powerful subwoofer will help you experience the depth of the sound.
|Satellites||500g x 2|
|Total weight||7.7 Kg|
3. Connectivity Options-
This Audio/Visual receiver soundbar comes with all types of connectivity options including HDMI ARC, optical input, USB, and AUX. Zebronics Jukebar 9500 Pro can be connected wirelessly via Bluetooth 5.0.
|Compatible with devices||Smartphones, TV and tablet|
|Maximum supported memory size||32 GB|
|Bluetooth||Yes, the 5.0 version|
|Headphone jack||Yes, 3.5mm|
The fascinating Zebronics Zeb-Jukebar 9500 Pro lightens with an LED in the front. On the side are button controls for power On/Off, Volume +/-, and input change option. The buttons are very tactile. There is a power socket & a socket to connect another satellite behind 1 satellite speaker. Pairing is easy & hassle-free. On the top is a metal grill & piano black finish. The same look is carried forward to satellite speakers. This 5.1 channel Dolby Atmos compatible soundbar can also be wall-mounted.
6. Remote Control-
The remote control of the Zebronics Jukebar 9500 Pro is not fully functional but all essential functions can be performed with it. Its built quality is also cheap. Remote controls of other Zebronics soundbars have much better quality.
7. Accessories kit-
It accessories kit of Zebronics Jukebar 9500 Pro has an HDMI cable, some stands for wall mounting, and a booklet.
8. Audio Analysis-
Zebronics has tried to deliver an actual 5.1 soundbar as there are no tweeters. Instead, it has two Surround channels, 2 front channels and 1 centre channel for the delivery of vocals which prominently includes movie dialogues. Zebronics’ efforts of delivering a 5.1 soundbar are however quite successful. Surround or Satellite channels are amazing. Their frequency range starts from 5000 and that is absolutely fine. Frequencies below 5000 are played by the given3 drivers and a subwoofer.
|Frequency Response Range||45Hz- 20,000Hz|
|Impedance of subwoofer||4 ohms|
|Impedance of Satellites||8 ohms|
|Impedance of Soundbar||8 ohms|
These surround channels give the actual surround effect. They work as tweeters too which is the best part. Vocals don’t need surround and that is the lower frequency. Surround is not required in bass too. Surround is needed in higher frequency which is delivered by surround channels. Surround is needed in scenes where bullets are shot or where a helicopter is flying. These surrounding channels are amazing.
After they synch with the soundbar, it becomes magical. This MP3 supporting soundbar supports varied audio formats which also including Dolby Atmos.
9. Placement of the Soundbar, Subwoofer and Satellite Speakers-
90% of people don’t know how and where to place these surrounding channels. Incorrect placement will lead to poor and repetitive audio which is not good. The double audio is not just irritating but also deal-breaking. It is due to improper placement. If the subwoofer and soundbar are placed beneath the TV, then surround channels must be placed at least 2ft back from where you sit and they must be pointing towards the ears. This will give the real surrounding effect.
The separation is good in movies and audios that have separation as the surrounding channels deliver frequencies above 5000. It is significant that the separation is given in the song too. Otherwise, no matter how good the soundbar is or how amazing its capabilities are, it can never deliver separation in audio.
11. Audio Quality-
Zebronics Jukebar 9500 Pro gives balanced audio with a slightly bass-heavy signature. Vocals have some bass too and they sound melodious. It is beneficial on low volume as then you enjoy classical music, gazals and songs. Thin vocals are not that melodious. This is the beauty of the Zebronics Jukebar 9500 Pro soundbar.
Surround channels don’t perform on low volumes as they don’t deliver frequencies below 5000 which is good. The most special thing about Zebronics 9500 Pro is its customizable audio signature. It is good as you get surround channels.
Zebronics’ default audio signature is- balanced audio and some bass. This can be customized by increasing bass which then makes the audio signature a heavy audio bass signature. By decreasing bass to -2 or -1 and increasing treble to +3, you will get flat audio which is likewise melodious. Zebronics 9500 soundbar has Dolby Audio support too. Be it movies, sports, music, or OTT, everything becomes exquisite in Dolby Audio. The entertainment doubles with the crystal-clear clarity of the dialogues deliver from this soundbar.
It will decode Dolby Atmos on Netflix or Amazon. There are no lags when connected to the TV and that is absolutely wonderful. People who have enough space for the recommended placement of this soundbar should definitely buy it without even thinking twice. It costs around Rs 17000.