Summary: Wonderful wonderful sound. Very happy with the purchase！ I am using Denon-X4000 to drive, easy and capable. After about 1 month it finally break-in, sound so balance and clear, very wide soundstage. If you have a budget of $2000, this is probably the best system at this price (Speaker + AMP when there is a deal). Now I am waiting for other speakers of JBL studio series to have price drop then I will build my HT system with it. Five stars!
Summary: While these sound very detailed with all the bass you need, the cheap quality of the feet and grills ruined them for me. One was delivered with a broken plastic foot and grill peg. The grills are ridiculously flimsy, be very careful if you try to remove them, and follow the instructions. The feet are so cheap I could see them flexing from the weight of the speaker, and was afraid to move them.
Summary: The sound is very detailed due to the horn compression drivers. I'm hearing sounds while playing music that were missing in my old speakers. They are perfect for my bedroom since I never play them very loud although they can be loud if needed. I also like their natural sound.
Summary: I've had the JBL Studio 590 speakers now for about 4 months and really like the well balanced sound they produce. For the price they compare very favorably to some much more expensive speakers.My main use is to listen to music in stereo mode, but y TV and AV system are also hooked up to them. In stereo mode they produce an open, very life like sound with plenty of punch in the bass department if you crank up the volume.
crystal clear, not buttery like polk or Bose, Bass is moderated by using included baffles.
M. Merritt "Honest-even if it hurts", Amazon
6 February 2014
Summary: It has been a very long time since I have heard sonic honesty for use in general listening. In person the Studio 580 appears to be one of JBLs best architectural pieces. Having compared the sound to Polk Audio RTi10s, side by side, the Studio 580 is truly conquering in accuracy, clarity, and response/recovery time.
Summary: UPDATE: I revised my rating on these speakers. It was unfair of me to compare them to speakers costing two to three times as much. I've had the chance to do closer comparisons to speakers near their price range (Klipsch RF-82II, Polk RTi A7, KEF Q900). They're markedly superior to the first two; the KEF's are pretty good but the JBL's were somewhat better to my ears.
Summary: Without a doubt, the JBL Studio 590 is the finest speaker I have ever heard in my own home... or anyone's home for that matter. The horns reproduction of sound is so accurate and lifelike that I am amazed every time I fire them up. I purchased the JBL 520CBK center channel a week later- not only does my vinyl and CD's live and breath but my surround is incredible also!! If you are in the market for a pair of floor standing speakers- look no further!
Summary: Prior to purchasing the Studio 580 I owned Studio 190.The Studio 190 are a great speaker and big bang for the buck but I wanted to purchase the 580's and step up.Im extremely pleased with the performance.Please give these 40-60 hours of breakin before reaching any conclusions.I have mine in Bridge mode and BI-Wired using two NAD 275BEEE Power Amp.I won't be feeling the need for upgrade anytime soon.