Excerpt: I do not generally do not do reviews but in the case I felt it was important to share my impressions of this speaker and the ES line. Years ago I had a set of JBL L100's which to this day I regret ever getting rid of. They were a great speaker and so are these.
Excerpt: I have owned a pair of CF100s for almost 20 years and have always been impressed with the quality of their sound. The ES90s are very disappointing in all respects. First of all, the plastic pins connecting the grille to the speaker are so flimsy that several of the pins did not survive shipping.
Summary: These speakers absolutely crush it! I did a whole lot of reading up on what speakers to replace my surround sound system downstairs and I opted for these. I listen to a lot of music off of these and they sound really great.
Summary: Professional audio is my trade, when looking for speakers for my Home Theatre I wanted something that would deliver a responsive low end and clear high frequencies. I paired these with a JBL Tittaninum Center channel and all I can say is "WOW".
Summary: These 1st of all are not cheap.. they are not even middle line for me. They are quite expensive based on my budget but in my opinion I got exactly what I paid for! Amazing clear sound from highs and lows. You cannot go wrong with these! The only concern I have now is upgrading my amp.
Summary: I have loved JBL speakers since 1972 when I bought a pair of Century L100s that are still in perfect condition and in use today. I have only of late joined the new generation (I am now retired) and decided to upgrade.
Summary: I searched for about a year for 'the last pair of speakers I'll ever buy' to the point I was losing interest. The search criterion was; even, uncolored, full range response, able to fill a very large carpeted basement room but still in cost range appropriate to speakers that only get used a little,...
Summary: I just received mine last week and added them to my home theatre. I replaced my front JBL E80's. This is a different class of sound. The bass is awesome. I just watched Pacific Rim with my son, and he could not believe I did not have my subwoofer on.
Summary: These speakers are very treble heavy, and cymbals have a tin sound to them. Mids and lows are fantastically balanced, but it would be nice if the two subwoofers packed more oomph. They definitely require a subwoofer to sound amazing, but without one, they still sound pretty good.