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JBL Cinema Base

JBL Cinema Base
alaScore 91

136 reviews

Aug, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 136 reviews of JBL Cinema Base. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the reliability and design. The price and size also get good reviews.

usability, size, price, design, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the JBL Cinema Base is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for JBL Cinema Base

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of JBL Cinema Base from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk.

50% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: JBL Home Cinema Base Wireless 2.2 Soundbase with Bluetooth/HDMI/USB/Optical/Analog Connection with Built-In Speakers and Remote Control Compatible witJBL Home Cinema Base Wireless 2.2 Soundbase with Bluetooth/HDMI/USB/Optical/Analog Connection with Built-In Speakers and Remote Control Compatible wit

Aug, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for JBL Cinema Base

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 user reviews of JBL Cinema Base from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. People really like the reliability and design. The size and price also get good feedback.

usability, price, size, design, reliability

83% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: JBL Cinema Base 2.2 Channel All-In-One Soundbase for TelevisionJBL Cinema Base 2.2 Channel All-In-One Soundbase for Television

Aug, 2018

Expert review by : Danny Phillips (trustedreviews.com)

JBL Cinema Base

 

JBL's Cinema Base is a clutter-busting sound system that acts as a pedestal for your TV, boosting audio quality without impacting on living-room space. With dual subwoofers and 240W of power, it's a convenient, self-contained solution for the ongoing...

JBL’s impressive soundbase delivers a big, powerful sound from a smart, discreet box, but there’s room for improvement in places.

Dec, 2016

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

JBL Cinema Base review

 

Delivering a good sound at an appealing price, this JBL is worth a punt

Dynamic and weighty Lashings of bass Smart design Takes most TVs Charging ability

Midrange could be clearer Treble needs greater insight Poor remote

JBL is one of many brands to channel its soundbar expertise into the burgeoning foray of soundbases of late, and the Cinema Base is a decent first effort by the company. There’s little to fault with design and plenty to applaud with the sound. It might...

Jan, 2015

Expert review by : Ty Pendlebury (cnet.com)

JBL Cinema Base review

 

The speakers in your typical flatscreen TV have become sort of like the free toy in a box of corn flakes. They're usually an afterthought, so to get decent audio you'll need to buy a sound bar or some other speaker set instead.

The JBL Cinema Base offers exciting home-theater sound in a compact package. Its bass is excellent considering its small size and lack of a dedicated sub. The inclusion of HDMI ARC offers some flexibility.

The sound can be too bright for music and becomes screechy if pushed; Bluetooth quality is poorer than most; it has a terrible remote.

The JBL Cinema Base is a likable smaller sound base that offers easy hookup and packs a home-theater punch.

Nov, 2014

Expert review by : Ty Pendlebury (cnet.com.au)

JBL Cinema Base is all about that bass

 

The speakers in your typical flatscreen TV have become sort of like the free toy in a box of corn flakes. They're usually an afterthought, so to get decent audio you'll need to buy a sound bar or some other speaker set instead.

The JBL Cinema Base offers exciting home-theater sound in a compact package. Its bass is excellent considering its small size and lack of a dedicated sub. The inclusion of HDMI ARC offers some flexibility

The sound can be too bright for music and becomes screechy if pushed; Bluetooth quality is poorer than most; it has a terrible remote

The JBL Cinema Base is a likable smaller sound base that offers easy hookup and packs a home-theater punch.

Nov, 2014

Consumer review (cnet.com)

Fantastic sound

 

Everything about this fellow is fantastic. I don't have any complaints (so don't my neighbors) about the quality of sound in the 2 months i have been using it.

The smallest Home theater, with the best quality

The remote control

Mar, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

good

 

The sound is really good Thanks to the best film

Listening to music via Bluetooth dts unsupported

Apr, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Replaced a Bose Solo

 

I received this very quickly and had it set up in five minutes.

Great sound reproduction and quality build.

Apr, 2016

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio Decoders:Dolby Digital
Audio Return Channel (ARC): Yes
RMS rated power:240

Certificates

Plug and Play: Yes

Networking

Bluetooth: Yes

Other features

Package dimensions (WxDxH):183 x 694 x 526
Soundbar dimensions (WxDxH):401.6 x 600 x 102

Packaging Content

Cables included:AC, Audio (3.5mm), HDMI
Quick start guide: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Digital audio optical in:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
USB port:Y

Radio

FM radio: No

Soundbar speaker

Full-range driver diameter:6.35
Full-range driver diameter (imperial):6.35
Full-range driver size:6.35
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR):100
Soundbar speaker RMS power:240
Woofer Diameter:8.89
Woofer diameter (imperial):8.89
Woofer size:8.89

Technical Details

Colour of product:Black
Frequency range:45 - 20000
Handheld remote control: Yes
Quantity:1
USB port:1

Weight & Dimensions

Package weight:10.2
Soundbar weight:8