The JBL Bar 2.1 Deep Bass keeps things simple. It’s a single Bluetooth streaming. There’s no fancy video like the or the flawed , no multiroom audio like the , no built-in Alexa or Google Assistant like, well, pretty much every other these days. Instead it just sounds good — in large part because of, you guessed it, deep bass.and wireless subwoofer combo with
- Dynamic and detailed movie sound
- Large subwoofer goes deep
- Two HDMI ports add flexibility
- Not as good with music
- No surround or Virtual:X processing
- Sparse sound controls
The JBL puts more bombast in your TV viewing than either of its under-$300 competition I’ve reviewed recently, namely the Polk Signa S3 ($250 at Best Buy) and the Vizio V21 ($180 at Best Buy). The larger sub gives the JBL an impressive dynamic range, which is most helpful with blockbuster movies. What this soundbar lacks in refinement and atmosphere, it compensates with pure brawn.
While the JBL Bar 2.1 Deep Bass may not be as good a deal as the Vizio V21, it definitely kicks more butt.