Which Soundbar? Q800t vs JBL Bar 5.1 surround

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jain1980

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I am looking at the Q800t and the JBL Bar 5.1 surround (without the detachable speakers) soundbars for my 14*12 ft room. Both are available at the same price point (35K).

Any Q800T or JBL 5.1 soundbar users here?

Which one would be a better choice considering my content would be 60% movies and 40% music.
 
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Personally using jbl bar 5.1(without detachable speakers) and very impressed (100% movie use). The sub that comes with it is pretty powerful. If you have an opportunity, audition both, jbl I bought from reliance digital.
 

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Personally using jbl bar 5.1(without detachable speakers) and very impressed (100% movie use). The sub that comes with it is pretty powerful. If you have an opportunity, audition both, jbl I bought from reliance digital.
I got the same thing, how are you playing movies apart from Prime/netflix/Hotstar. I find it difficult to play movies with 5.1
 

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I also use a blue ray player.
Any recommendations for a decent blu ray player which may have usb playback as well? Sorry to highjack OP Jain1980, wrt to your earlier interest. I was initially in the same predicament. Was really leaning towards q800t. Firstly there aren't too many Atmos content at the moment. Second, there are a few issues wrt to signal dropping from the S/W, same with LG soundbars as well. Third more of a personal reason, currently staying at ground floor, where there is quiet a bit of dust that comes in. The q800t design would make it accumulate a lot of dust on top within a few months in Bangalore.
Now wrt to JBL, enjoying it currently, for 16 x 20 living room the S/W is overkill, usually watch movies below 20. Haven't come across any connection drops. There is no upward firing speakers but it has bothered me a lot. The dialogues are clear even with an overpowering S/W. Sadly the there aren't a lot of customisation compared to the 800t.
Hope this helps.
 

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When it comes to soundbar, JBL are very decent to good category, This is being helped by their Power Sub which is best among the soundbars I have tested yet and note I have tested almost all available at croma/RD/Samsung/LG.

Only thing I was bit disappointed is the atmos treatment, Don't expect objects and environments behavior on top that has not happened in my case maybe due to untreated room. I use it in my Main Living Room which is of a good size (28X12X10)

Q800T I heard and it sounded decent but I preferred Bar 5.1 to that. Vocals are very clear to me for JBL Bar 5.1
I would still suggest you to audition both and take a call. My vote goes to Bar 5.1
Cheers :)
 
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