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- The JBL Bar 1300X landed at CES 2023.
- This modular system has two detachable rear speakers for when you want that full surround experience.
- The soundbar goes for $1,700 and will be available on February 19.
Generally, soundbars exist as an in-between solution to bad TV audio. If you want better sound than your TV alone can provide but don’t want a full surround system, a soundbar is a good middle ground.
The JBL Bar 1300X, though, blurs the line. Launched at CES 2023, this soundbar has detachable rear speakers that allow you to get that full surround experience when you want it. The rear speakers are fully wireless, so you can snap them off when necessary and put them wherever needed. When you’re done, you can snap them back.