Don't worry about the titanium tweeter. The sound is natural and flat.
Meng Qi, Amazon
29 December 2013
Summary: UPDATE: revised from 5 stars to 4 because the JBL ES90 offers almost the same sound for only $500. I bought ES90 as my computer speakers. Also, I noticed that all the JBL speakers I bought have poorer stereo imaging than Sony/Polk speakers. Poor stereo imaging means that sometimes you will hear sound from the left and sometimes from the right, instead of a "phantom" speaker in the center.
Summary: Waited for a month or so before adding this review. So far I am very pleased with the JBL L890s, using them for both music and home theater, excellent sound on both. Did quite a bit of research on comparable speakers in the $1,000-1,5000/pair range, including Polk, Mirage, Def Tech, and KEF.
Summary: I purchased a 2 JBL L-26 speakers in 1975 and have loved them ever since. Now they have been demoted as the surround speakers. The L890's blow me away. They rock the house. My friends and I are loving them. I highly recommend these speakers.
Summary: These are the standing speakers that contribute to the stunning sound I get from my home-theater set-up. The sound with a blu-ray disk is stunning. They are large, of course, but if you have the room, I recommend them highly.
Have to hear to believe-Balance,Spectrum of sound,Clarity,Stereo image produced. Like a live concert, well until wife gets home
7 June 2013
Summary: Bought two sets of these JBL speakers for my daughters home theater room from brick and mortar establishment. Sounded so full and clear I tried out the sound of these using my OPPO 105 (PURCHASED FROM AMAZON) attached to Harmon 20 amp amplifier. I was blown away by the tone and clarity coming from these non tower speakers. These had already been broken in for two weeks at my daughters before I borrowed the pair.
Summary: I have hooked up these speakers to my Harman-Kardon HK3490 (stereo amp) and AVR354 (7.1 surround) - more on this later. I wired my JBL L890 in a bi-wire mode, with two pairs of Monster speaker cables on each speaker. These JBL speakers performance is fantastic in how clean they sound and span the entire audio spectrum very well. The mid & low are warm and rich in detail.
Summary: Just got yourself a pair of those, to say I'm happy it means doesn't say anything... These speakers are better then brand-new sport car!!! What a sound, what a quality!!! Just like the good old days when music funs appreciated a real music, real stereo and real equipment. Since I'm not very good with technical terminology I'll skip it but these speakers simply don't need it, they are just great. Never listen anything better.
Summary: Upgraded from Klipsch floor speakers Cir 1997. It was time. These are great. I feel like I am finally hearing all the music. I hear mostly rock and it the price point of $800 for both they are excellent. These speakers are powerful and can take whatever you want to drive them with I have a 140 per channel yamaha system and have not gotten close to full volume but get wall shaking sound. The nuances between the instruments and the stereo field is broad.
Summary: I've had a pair of JBL L200B speakers since the late 1970's. Decided to stick with JBL for the home theatre.. Sure glad I did. Didn't really spend any time doing side-by-side comparisons with others; Just read reviews and went for the gusto. Excellent vocal and instrumental reproduction. Bottom end not quite like the L200's but close. Matched with LC2 center, L8400P sub and LS360C surrounds.
Summary: I've owned a pair of L890s since 2007 in my main floor family room. These speakers sound great for home theater or in stereo for music. There is tons of bass and they can play very loud without any audible distortion. I have them powered by a Harmon Kardon AVR 3600 and rated at 85 watts I can't turn the dial up past -15db or it is uncomfortably loud. These are more sensitive than most loudspeakers.