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JBL ES 20

alaTest has collected and analyzed 590 reviews of JBL ES 20. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Speakers for all reviews. Reviewers really like the reliability and design. The usability and size are also mentioned favorably.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Speakers the JBL ES 20 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for JBL ES 20

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of JBL ES 20 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Speakers on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the usability and size.

size, usability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: JBL ES25CBK 3-Way Dual 130mm (5 Inch) Centre Audio Speaker with Ultra High Frequency (UHF) Driver - BlackJBL ES25CBK 3-Way Dual 130mm (5 Inch) Centre Audio Speaker with Ultra High Frequency (UHF) Driver - Black

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for JBL ES 20

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 283 user reviews of JBL ES 20 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Speakers on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the usability and reliability. The design and size also get good feedback.

price, size, design, reliability, usability

98% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: JBL ES20 Bookshelf Speaker (Pair)JBL ES20 Bookshelf Speaker (Pair)

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Jonathan Knoder (toptenreviews.com)

JBL ES 20 Review

 

The JBL ES20 is an all-around bookshelf speaker that we particularly like for music reproduction with the single caveat that it is more power hungry and inefficient than other speakers within our review. It's also well-suited for use in a home theater...

The super tweeter makes treble response exceptional. Bass surpasses expectations.

The speaker tends to reveal shortcomings of other components in an audio system.

This is an awfully good small speaker that performs better than its specs suggest.

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: HomeTheaterReview.com (hometheaterreview.com)

JBL ES20BK Bookshelf Loudspeakers Reviewed

 

The 10.3 lb. JBL ES20BK has a smooth modern look that also extends to its sonics. It's three-way design employs a "super-tweeter" that only begins operation at 12kHz. At only 86 dB efficient, the ES20 wants something better than a low-powered receiver...

The ES20 provides excellent performance and a very well balanced and enjoyable listening experience ; The ES20 performs well over all kinds of music material - classical,jazz, rock, vocal, etc., and can play loudly without breaking up ; The ES20 looks...

The ES20 needs good quality power to perform its best, and didn't sound nearly as good with budget receivers or amplifiers ; The ES20 doesn't provide any on-board mounting hardware ; The ES20 needs to sit at least 10-12 inches from the wall to sound...

The JBL ES20 offers sound quality on par with the best speakers in itsclass. It's smooth, detailed, punchy, airy, and transparent, with tinyflaws that never overly intrude into the presentation. Its coherenceand balance really shine, and its...

Dec, 2009

Expert review by: Mark Fleischmann (hometheater.com)

JBL ES20 Speaker System

 

Producing loudspeakers at mass-market prices is a thankless task. It takes the resources of a big company like Harman International to do it right. I've determined in one review after another that JBL has long been a budget-speaker champ. You could...

Sep, 2008

Expert review by: Mark Fleischmann (hometheatermag.com)

JBL ES20 Speaker System

 

Producing loudspeakers at mass-market prices is a thankless task. It takes the resources of a big company like Harman International to do it right. I've determined in one review after another that JBL has long been a budget-speaker champ. You could...

The JBL ES20 and crew are champions by budget-speaker standards. They deliver a refined top end that is nearly impossible to find elsewhere in this price range. How much of that is attributable to the super-tweeter may remain one of life's mysteries....

Sep, 2008

Expert review by: (toptenreviews.com_old)

JBL ES20

 

The JBL ES 20 is an excellent all-around bookshelf speaker that we particularly like for music reproduction with the single caveat that it has a tendency to reveal shortcomings in other electronics within the system. It's also well-suited for use in a...

The super tweeter makes treble response exceptional. Bass surpasses expectations

The speaker tends to reveal shortcomings of other components in an audio system

This is an awfully good small speaker that performs better than its specs suggest.

Expert review by: What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

JBL ES20 review

 

The soundstage the JBLs present is rigid and plausible, and the taut bottom end well controlled. If it's shoot-me-from-a-cannon levels of exciteme

Nicely curvy cabinet ; energetic, upbeat sound

Tiring high-frequency clamour ; they look a bit low-rent in this company

These JBLs will put a rocket up your recordings whether they like it or not

Nov, 2008

Product Specifications

Amplifier

Recommended amplifier power (max):125

Audio

Crossover frequency:3300
Frequency range:60 - 40000 / 60 Hz – 40 kHz
Impedance:4 / 8
Peak Music Power Output (PMPO):240 / 240, 125
RMS rated power:125 / 60
Sensitivity:86 / 86.5

Design

Backlight: No
Color of product:Black
Detachable protection cover: Yes
Housing material:MDF

Energy Management

Power source type:USB

Loudspeakers

Amplifier:Built-In / No
Audio output channels:1.0 / 2.0
Driver cone material:Polymer fibre
Mid-range driver diameter:0.748
Mid-range driver diameter (imperial):1
Mid-range driver size:1
Number of drivers:3
Number of mid-range drivers:1
Number of Speakers:1 / 2
Number of tweeter drivers:1 / 2
Number of woofer drivers:1
Recommended usage:Other / Universal
Speaker enclosure:Closed
Speaker placement:Tabletop/bookshelf / Tabletop/bookshelf, Wall-mountable
Speaker position:Satellite
Speaker type:3-Way
Transducer material:Titan
Tweeter: Yes
Tweeter diameter:0.75 / 1
Tweeter Size:0.75 / 1
Woofer:No / Yes
Woofer diameter:5.12
Woofer diameter (imperial):5
Woofer Size:5

Other Features

Audio Output:2.0
Dimensions (WxDxH):7.99 x 12.5 x 6.85
External power adapter: No
Mac compatibility: Yes
Number of products included:2
Output Power:60W
Speaker Power:125
Speakers:3
Type:Bookshelf
USB required: No
Weight:10.1

Packaging Content

Travel pouch: No

Performance

Bass adjustment: No
Bass optimization: No
Bass reflex:No / Yes
Bi-wiring: No
Equalizer: No
Magnetically shielded: Yes
On/Off switch: No
Plug and Play: Yes
Remote controlled: No
Remotely operated:N
Treble adjustment: No

Ports & interfaces

AC (power) in: No
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Connector(s):1
Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Speaker interface type:Banana
Wireless technologies:Wired

Power

Power source type:USB

Satellite speakers

Number of satellite speakers:2
Satellite speaker mid-range driver diameter:0.75
Satellite speaker mid-range driver size:0.75
Satellite speaker tweeter diameter:0.75
Satellite speaker tweeter size:0.75
Satellite speaker type:3-Way
Satellite speaker woofer diameter (imperial):5
Satellite speaker woofer size:5
Satellite speakers RMS power:125

Technical Details

Weight:10.1

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:7.99
Height:12.5
Satellite speaker dimensions (WxDxH):6.85 x 7.99 x 12.5
Weight:10.1
Width:6.85