Excerpt: I'm a bit of an audiophile; my reference system is B&W and I've owned a lot of speakers over the years (Paradigm, PSB, Axiom etc.). I wanted a second home theatre setup that wouldnt break the bank and set out to put together the best speaker system I could for under $1,000.
Vasilev, Vasil BG a Audio Enthusiast, Audio Review
2 January 2012
Summary: I have tried that speakers on harman kardon hk970 stereo amp. The result was teribble. After that Pioneer LX-81. It was better but still no tidy bass, HF very annoing. BI-amping little better but stil annoing. OK i will replace the wires inside. Anybody?
Summary: I absolutely love these speakers. I don't have much money, so this was a major purchase, even so deeply discounted. I can't afford to be the audiophile I would like to be, but I do know great sound when I hear it. These speakers can be heard through my house at a comfortable volume.
Summary: These sound like I expect from JBL - Clear, bright highs, powerful midrange, and enough low end punch that I don't really need a subwoofer to enjoy my home theater. I'm driving them with an Onkyo TR-808, for which they are a good power match.
Excerpt: Wonderful sound range across the board for these speakers. I couldn't find anyone in Oregon that had the next model up to listen to, and I loved these at a lower cost. If you want/need the lower bass, then you will want a sub for sure.
Pros: Attractive Design, Easy Setup, Great Sound Quality
Excerpt: Bought these for use in my medium-sized music/library room. They certainly are beautiful to look at. For music reproduction, I find good treble and fair midrange response. However, in the bass area require assistance of a good subwoofer.
Pros: Attractive Design, Easy Setup, Easy to Mount
Summary: See 3/19/2010 update below. I'll start by saying that my 3 rating would be about a 7 on a 1 to 10 scale. Based on the overly strong midrange and the fact that JBL is having this speaker built in China, I can't give this a 4 out of 5. Fit, finish, and appearance on this speaker is somewhat mixed.