Summary: I purchased the JBL Studio 180 speakers a few months ago and I have been very pleased with them. These replaced my excellent but older,and much larger, Cerwin Vega's and I have been impressed. I expected a compromise going to these smaller speakers but modern tech must make up for the size differences. Crisp and clear highs, and a strong mid-range that does not sound muddy or over-pushed at all.
Summary: ...if you take the grills off of these things, they are as scary looking as anything in Alien. And still, luckily, there exists a secondary motivator to leaving the grills on; anybody who sees that there is only one driver in these will automatically dismiss them upon first sight. That bit of truth is best revealed after a demonstration, because these fuglies pack one hell of a punch.
Summary: I do not understand some negative reviews here. I was using harmon-kardon HT-18 speakers with a subwoofer, they were really great, but one sub-woofer could not fill the room. Increasing the sub-woofer volume of HT-18 made it boomy. I was thinking of adding another sub-woofer, but wanted to try a floor standing speakers before adding another sub-woofer.
Sound is good, but cabinet design is flawed and vibrates.
L. Allen "MIX_MASTER_ICE", Amazon
13 March 2013
Summary: Overall sound on these JbL 180's is good. It appears that the design of the cabinet, with a separate enclosure for the mid-range speaker, is flawed. Once I hooked these up I heard an odd vibration sound. Thought at first it was something vibrating on the stand next to the speakers, but tracked it down to the speaker itself. I believe the mid-range enclosure inside the cabinet has some vibration when certain sounds are produced.
Summary: I am very pleased with these speakers I have a 7:1 system and these blended beautifully with my existing jbl's and Bose speakers. I am happy with them they blow me away every time I hear them I have an onkyo receiver running them.
Summary: I've just recently ordered two of these. they replaced my two Sony SSF-7000 tower speaker. They have a better mid an high range than the sony. I mean for my set up. But everybody has different taste for hearing. My set up is this. STR-dh810 receiver. two JBL towers. One Polk psw 505 subwoofer . One Yamaha center speaker. And two Sony SSf-5000 speaker for my surround. I know it's a mixed combination. But sometimes a mixed combo comes out really nice.
Summary: Outer box wasn't properly taped,not secure and a little bit loose. Inner box(from manufacturer) have a obvious hole on it and wasn't properly taped or maybe was opened then re-taped, very likely is not a brand new item from manufacturer. one speaker have 4 loose nails inside that making noise when moved, the other was secure inside of the box. since outer box do not have hole, i would think the hole wasn't caused during transporation.