Summary: I purchased these as stereo pairs for my home theatre system. They mate with a thunderous sub-woofer and amplifier that allows for controlling the amount of low frequency energy to them. They provide clear crisp sound for all frequencies above the sub's performance. I recommend them highly.
Beautiful, elegant, well built and a piece to show off
3 April 2014
Summary: I bought this pair for my Onkyo 7.1 surround. Their purpose is front surround as I do have a different set for the back surround. It has been some weeks since my purchase and I still love looking at them, listening to them and, again even with system off, looking at them. They are outstanding. They are not your typical small or satellite speakers, they are mean and strong JBL surround purpose speakers.
Summary: I wanted something that would compliment my 15 year old bose book shelf speakers in a large room. I also wanted speakers that were relatively small since I was mounting them on the wall in plain view. The JBL speakers are visually clean and mounted with no problem at all. They come with mounting brackets. The sound is crisp and rich. I highly recommend them.
Summary: I am using these speakers as right and left surrounds as well as rear right and left surrounds. I paired them with two JBL ES80BK 3-Way, Dual 6 1/2" Floorstanding Speaker - Black and just broke them in while watching Wreck-It Ralph (Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray/DVD + Digital Copy) in 7.1 DTS -HD Master Audio 7.1. It was delighful. I am no audiophile, but I also don't like to go cheap on my electronics. This has satisfied my desire.
Summary: I'm not going to get technical reviewing these speakers...I bought them on JBL's reputation and other reviews and have not been disappointed. Sure it would benefit from a subwoofer, but it has plenty of bass and very crisp highs and works well for the small area where I have my onkyo receiver. The small footprint belies the excellent sound it provides and I would definitely recommend them for someone who has a 2.0 system that needs improvement.
Summary: I found these book shelf speakers on a special Holiday sale and could not be happier. I was a little worried about not having a separate bass when buying them, but the sound couldn't be better. I totally recommend.
Summary: Placed these on the wall behind the couch to provide rear-channel sound. Combined with the rest of the ES line of speakers (es80, es25c, es150), I now have a movie theater experience in my living room. I highly recommend the entire line! The only drawback is my wife keep telling me to turn it down...
Summary: These speakers sound great. I received them in a timely manner, and set them up and was blown away. I have these hooked up to a Denon AVR2808CI and with the center channel, I am impressed. Great sound for a great price, highly recommend.
Summary: Been a fan of JBL for a long time. These speakers sound great and are pretty easy on the eyes. They have a nice mid and high range, but carry a surprisingly decent low end. All around great product for the money.