Summary: JBL ES20's are the best sounding speakers For the price. I have them paired with the polk Audio Cs10 as the center and polk audio psw10 Subwoofer . Rear speakers Sony SS- B1000. Amplification Denon AVR-1513 . I spent many hours of research on each speaker . The range and frequency response complments each other. Best setup for movies and music . You will not be disappointed.
Excerpt: I bought these as my outside front surround speakers to go with my S38 main stereo speakers and center studio speaker. they do great for surround filler,
may order another set for my rear surround set, to replace old smaller jbls.
System is also set up with dual 12" jbl 250 powered subs and makes most people
head for cover when I crank it up !!! I just buckle up and hang on !!!!
Excerpt: I bought these speakers a couple months ago. I knew of JBL's reputation however I never thought I would get such quality at such a low price. I've been telling everyone about the deal I got by buying direct, thanks again JBL.
Summary: I became a fan of JBL when I bought of set of Century L100's back in 1972. These were the consumer version of the studio monitor and had the colored foam square grills. I bought all 3 colors of grills..........blue, orange, and brown. The sound was incredible and so realistic. Well, these ES20 speakers continue that same great JBL tradition.
Excerpt: Being an audiophile I wanted to upgrade the sound quality of our bedroom HDTV. On some programs we were having a hard time understanding dialog. I mated these JBl's with a Denon DRA 397 receiver and are very pleased with the improvement. Ina music setting I would think that with a 10" or 12" sub this would be a killer stereo system. Highly recommended.
Summary: If you have a worthwhile receiver, these are worthwhile speakers. On their own merit, these speakers have crisp, well-defined highs, and absolutely spectacular imaging. Given the proper amount of power, the highs are well-balanced and not shrill or overly sibilant as some reviews around the net might indicate.