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JBL SB400
8.6 out of 10

JBL SB400

Great Deal: $499.95

Reviews and Problems with JBL SB400

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Overall 4
4.0

A bad purchase.

NK, Amazon
20 February 2016
  • Summary: sounds good for music. Dialogues are not very clear, especially if the audio is 5.1 input. The product spec says it support converting 5.1 input to 2.1 but doesn't really do it. Bluetooth streaming needs line of sight and still doesn't work very well, it cannot handle minor movements between device...
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Sound quality 10
10
Durability 10
10
Technology 4
4.0

pairing subwoofer and sound bar

julio1991, JBL
18 January 2016
  • Excerpt: pairing the subwoofer and sound bar is a nightmare even i had properly done it, it just stops playing again and again!!!
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Overall 4
4.0

Sounds is great as long as its on

Nitesh Kumar Anand, Amazon
8 November 2015
  • Summary: Sounds quality is great but it keeps turning itself off randomly after 15-30 minute intervals. This was annoying. Plus the volume settings are reset to aa very low volume as soon as it turns off. Called customer service 3 times but couldn't get a person who understands English.
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Overall 4
4.0
Design 6
6.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Sound quality 4
4.0
Comfort 8
8.0
Durability 8
8.0
Ease of setup 10
10
Technology 6
6.0

Sounds awesome.. except...

JBL4 Life, JBL
3 August 2015
  • Excerpt: on occasion it puts out a loud 'POP' or 'Crackle" on the bar. It's loud enough that you think it blew. We have a PS3 hooked into this using a monster HDMI cable, and the sole purpose of this bar is for movies. We don't 'crank' it up but it's loud enough so we can hear everything.
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Overall 4
4.0

Just don't work wright! All the settings I have ...

Peter Heinrich, Amazon
11 July 2015
  • Summary: Just don't work wright! All the settings I have to do every time I turn this on.
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Overall 4
4.0
Design 8
8.0
Value for money 10
10
Ease of use 10
10
Sound quality 10
10
Comfort 10
10
Durability 10
10
Ease of setup 10
10
Technology 10
10

Popping Sound ruined Thanksgiving football

jlipoff1, JBL
29 November 2014
  • Excerpt: I have purchased other JBL products in years past and the SB400 would get 5 stars if it not for the popping sound that happens around the 1 hour mark. Not sure if it's the signal, an over heating issue, or something else, but the point is, it ruins your TV experience which happened to me during...
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Overall 4
4.0

if you have elder devices and no hdmi out in your TV then the bar's hdmi are most likely useless, and optical must have the sync

Brandt W Tierney, Amazon
8 October 2014
  • Summary: Jbl dropped the ball with this unit. There are no app or remote sync adjustments. I assume it may be due to the presence of ARC but if you don't have devices all with HDMI 1.4 or newer then you risk having sync issues which cannot be fixed. 1.3 fixed handshakes.
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Overall 4
4.0

The dreaded popping.

JD, Amazon
23 May 2014
  • Summary: The SB400 was packaged well and was easy to set up. The bar easily connected to the subwoofer, and then via bluetooth to all mobile devices in the house. Hanging the bar didn't seem very stable though, as it has a very loose connection to the cleat you attach to the wall first.
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Overall 4
4.0

L Cinema SB400 Soundbar Speaker System

justin, Amazon
26 February 2014
  • Summary: I have already had to send this thing back once (advised to do so by JBL); although it was within the amazon return period. I will have to actually return the one i currently have to JBL. The system intermittently chirps/pops (nowhere near as bad or as loud as the first one I had).
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Overall 4
4.0

Dropped Ball

JCD, Crutchfield
12 October 2013
  • Summary: JBL dropped the ball on what could have been a fantastic sound bar. Every aspect of this bar is great except for 2 details. THE GOOD:The sound quality, the connectivity, ease of use and styling are all 5 stars.
  • Pros: Great sound, flexible and easy setup
  • Cons: No remote selection of BlueTooth
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