Summary: These babies rock. Could not be happier with the price/performance. I run a large SVS sub-woofer, but I can still hear the bass in these. JBL has some fine products and this is one. Would recommend to anyone. Shipment was fast and the speakers arrived with no damage.
Summary: I have no complaints at all with this product. They sound amazing whether i am playing Mussorgsky, Type O Negative, and everything in between. They are good enough that owning them has been similar to when you get a good set of headphones - suddenly i am hearing parts of the music that i previously hadn't known existed. I can't think of a single criticism of this product. The strength of this product is its wonderful balance of sound regardless of amplitude or frequency.
Excerpt: I bought these 4 months ago to upgrade my front pair in a 5.1 surround HTS and I am most happy I did. The highs are brilliantly clear and the lows are tight and not muddled. I do have a subwoofer, but these speakers can stand on their own in most cases. What really came as a pleasant surprise is that these speakers sound great not only in home theater applications but in reproducing music as well. Great looks, solid build, excellent sound reproduction.
Summary: As a musician I've trusted JBL live sound reinforcement as top of the pack. These floor standing home units are incredibly accurate all the way down to 40hrz. The bottom isn't over the top but if you want pleasant real sound you will not be disappointed. I run them with a high quality 80's receiver/amp at 32 honest watts per side, The result is very good. With the 100 real watts they could handle I image they would satisfy most.
Summary: I purchased one for stage work, it worked so well that I purchased a second one. They both produce a rich sound, plenty of base at performance volume levels. Great price, good quality. I have never been disappointed with JBL products. Good company with an excellent reputation and it is no different with the 190 speakers.
Summary: I am absolutely floored by the sound quality of these speakers at this price point. I have heard many speakers that retail for $1,000 to $2,000 that do not sound near as good as these speakers. I don't know how JBL did it but these speakers are a tremendous value.
Summary: Hard to beat this amazon deal and they do sound pretty good. Slightly better sensitivity might help. At 80w per channel on a Pioneer VSX-1022k, I have to raise the volume just a little higher than I would prefer to get full sound. Full sound is pretty good though.