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.
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.
Summary: Nice center channel speaker for the money, would much rather bought a Bose, but for some odd reason Bose doesn't make a center channel speaker unless you buy a whole Bose system such as an acoustimass, which is way out of my budget!
Summary: I was in the market for a center channel for our designated theater room. This JBL met all the criteria to fulfill our audio needs. My room is 20ft x 30ft and this speaker fills the room with pure fidelity, adding crisp and immersive sound. The true to life audio has to be witnessed in person to believe just how good this center channel is.
Summary: This is the best centre speaker made by JBL. The size is twice as big as the one i had and it has good looks. Unfortunately i have not tested it to hear the sound but by the looks speaks for itself.
Summary: Added this to 2 existing large Sony floor speakers as my front speaker array. Couldn't be happier got the best of both worlds as Sony really doesn't have anything like this speaker. Really allows me to hear voices clearly and pulls up my high and mid range sounds.
Summary: All I can say is it's better than my previous center-channel speaker. I can hear the voices of the actors without increasing the sound so much that my neighbors can hear them. It's built solidly and is aesthetically pleasing. It delivers crisp sound with just the right amount of bass.