Summary: I got these speakers about a year ago to go with my bic acoustech center, sub and rear fluance bipolars. People say you shouldn't mix and match speakers but I firmly believe that if they heard this, they would be impressed. The jbl speakers sound amazing with music(lossless Dave Matthews, pink Floyd, rage against the machine, rascal flats, Tool and jack Johnson. I also listen to music on vinyl, with Mumford and sons, black keys, and jay Z.
Summary: So I purchased these as a replacement for the fronts of a satellite system. I was using a Energy RC-Micro 5.1 system which I was very happy with but after about a year felt that something was lacking. So I swapped out the front satellite's with the ES80's and I was blown away by the difference it made. Now I truly feel like I am sitting in a theater when I watch movies. I have an Onkyo TX-NR609 100 watt per channel 7.2 receiver.
Summary: I have had these speakers for a week now, I think they sound very good. I use them in a two channel system dedicated for music, driven by a Yamaha Integrated Amp A-S 500. These speakers really have a nice look to them much better than the picture, I like the fact they have integrated carpet spikes that are included (nice option).
Summary: Are used in combination with AV Pioneer SC-1223-K receiver. Result not outstanding, but considering cost - it is possible to estimate as good. It is quite possible to exclude a subwoofer. Over time the sound is better to become only.
Summary: The sound produced by these speakers is brilliant and true, and with a surprising amount of low bass. Add a JBL 10" or 12" sub from Amazon and you are set ! Rated five stars for price, quality, and performance. Buy with confidence !
Summary: I have this coupled with the ES Subwoofer and a nice Infinity center channel and the sound is excellent. We can shake the whole house. Highly recommended. You won't find a better speaker for the money.
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 ES80BK and positive reviews from those who selected this speaker enticed me to give them a whirl.
Summary: I was looking to buy new speakers and a friend told me to look on the internet. I ordered these and I could not be more pleased. Back in the 60's I had KLH model 20 which I thought was the best, but these put those to shame.