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JBL ES 20

JBL ES 20
alaScore 87

580 reviews

Jul, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 580 reviews of JBL ES 20. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Speakers for all reviews.

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 87/100 = 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.

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

Jul, 2016

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.

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)

Jul, 2016

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)

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: (whathifi.com)

JBL ES20

 

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

Nicely curvy cabinet; energetic, upbeat sound

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

Product Specifications

Configuration

Active / Passive Speakers:Passive
Signal Connection:Wired

Connectivity

Bluetooth: No
Docking System: No
HDMI:Not Applicable
WiFi Connectivity: No

General Features

Active / Passive Speakers:Single Passive Component
Number of Speakers:Not Applicable
Sound Projector: No
Soundbar: No
Speaker Type:Front / Stereo
System Type:Not Applicable
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