Excerpt: This center channel has upgraded my previous system by leaps and bounds. It has very good midrange and deeper frequencies. The price can't be beat for overall quality. This whole line of speakers is really well priced for the sound quality you receive. Can't wait to pick up two more ES20's for rear surrounds!
Excerpt: I added this speaker to replace a tiny center speaker. I've been replacing my speakers a little at a time, new JBL sub 1.5 years ago and JBL tower speakers a year ago. Adding the center channel speaker makes movies and music that much clearer. It was a great buy for a great price.
Better for loud music, Great for a home theatre experience.
Amazon Customer, Amazon
19 August 2014
Summary: After purchasing 7 speakers from the ES250 series, including this particular model ES25CBK, the center channel completes the entire surround sound experience. Quite frankly, most of the spoken words in a program or film are centered on the performance from a center channel speaker. With the 40Khz in high frequencies more power driven to this speaker the better. Whereas typical or standard frequencies bog out with high loads of wattage.
Summary: In the desire to upgrade my home theater on a fairly modest budget, I came across these speakers while looking through all of the available options for the budget I had allocated. Having fond memories of the massive JBL speakers that cost an arm and a leg in the mid-2000's at a brick and mortar retailer, the inclusion of the same driver technologies in the ES825CBK and positive reviews from those who selected this speaker enticed me to give them a whirl.
Summary: Unbelievable. I ordered this to pair up with a set of JBL ES20's and a Dayton 12" powered sub-woofer to complete my home theater running in a 3.1 mode. I had previously ordered a Yamaha NS-C210BL to use as my center, and while it was a very nice speaker it just did not match in sound tone and certainly appearance. The Yamaha had a different sound than the JBL ES-20's and the difference was audibly evident.
Summary: This is a fantastic center speaker voice clarity is superb. I previously was using a ONKYO center channel that I got with a home theater system. The voices seemed to get lost in the action and in quiet scenes they slipped away and I had to adjust the volume. I upgraded to a new reciever and bought the JBL E30 speakers and this center channel speaker and I am truely impressed by the sound quality of these speakers.
Summary: I got this center channel to replace a damaged Cerwin Vega VE5C Center channel that was damaged .While the Cerwin served me well for 5 years , the JBL made my surround sound system sound so much better . Voices are clear and natural sounding .Not at all boxy or tinny .The JBL es25c blends in well with my Cerwin Vega V6F front speakers , Cerwin Vega VE5M rear surrounds and my JBL PB10 subwoofer .
Excerpt: I ordered this item because the voice was lacking during movies, music, etc.. This
center offers powerful, clear, voice and carries the sound beautifully. I actually
ordered a pair of ES30's to pair up as the fronts. Not only does this system sound
excellent, it looks sharp and fits with almost any room perfectly.