Summary: You cannot beat the quality of JBL. I am very happy with how easy the installation was since they give you patterns, paint shield, and instructions. The speaker sounds great for an open air ceiling speaker.
Summary: I connected these speakers to a Denon 3310-CI Amp hoping I was going to get a good rounded sound for my kitchen to enjoy while cooking. The instructions were clear, installation was easy but one of the two speaker was defective and not producing any bass. The bass was very weak on the other one though even after boosting from the amp. High frequencies were good but mediums were very boring most likely tiring when listening for long period.
Summary: I've notice the price fluctuates a lot for these speakers. I got them for $120 on Amazon, and was very impressed with the sound for the price. I have the 8" speakers in my living room and the 6" in my kitchen. Installation was as easy as tracing a circle in the ceiling, cutting and feeding the wires from the volme control.
Summary: I got these speakers with the expectation that they would crank in the kitchen when I am blasting speakers in the living room. Well, they play alright, but they are not high-fidelity at all. The treble is good, the base is good, but the midrange is absent. They sound like speakers - instead of music. You know what I mean? great speakers should kinda be invisible and all you should hear is the music.