JBL’s first Dolby Atmos soundbar includes battery-powered rear wireless speakers

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JBL’s latest soundbar is the audio company’s first to support Dolby Atmos, and it’s taking a novel approach to its rear speakers that might make it a more convenient device for your living room. Rather than relying on running cables to your rear speakers, or using wireless rear speakers that need to be plugged into the wall for power, the JBL Bar 9.1 has entirely wireless, battery-powered rear speakers.

The two speakers charge by being plugged into the main soundbar unit, but when you want to use them, you can detach them and place them behind where you’re sitting. JBL reckons you’ll get 10 hours of playback from a single charge, which should be more than enough time to make it through most movie marathons or Netflix binges. Both the…

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