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alaScore 83

87 reviews

Jan, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 87 reviews of JBL ES90. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, 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 ES90 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 87 reviews)

2 expert reviews

User Reviews  

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Consumer review by: review summary for JBL ES90


alaTest has collected and analyzed 39 user reviews of JBL ES90 from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Speakers on

95% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: JBL ES90BK 4-Way, Dual 8-Inch Floorstanding Speaker - BlackJBL ES90BK 3-Way, Dual 8-Inch Floorstanding Speaker - BlackJBL ES90CH 3-Way, Dual 8" Floorstanding Speaker - Cherry (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

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JBL ES90 Loudspeakers Reviewed


The JBL ES90 is part of the legendary speaker company's mainstream ES Series lineup of home theater and music loudspeakers. At $599 each, suggested retail, the ES90 floor-standing tower is at the top of the ES Series, combining unique wedge-shaped......

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ES90BK speakers


Sales and shipping was great. I have 4 speakers and really like the sound.

Attractive Design","Easy To Set Up","Great Sound Quality


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2nd to non.


The sound is as good as the klipsch or any other floor speaker that I have tested.

Attractive Design","Balanced Audio","Easy To Set Up","Great Sound Quality

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Great Sounding Speaker


This performed as expected, and even looks better in person. Definiteley would buy again if needed.

Good Power Output","Great Sound Quality","Looks Great


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Great sounding speakers for the price


Great sounding speakers for the price. Run them bi-amped.

Attractive Design","Great Sound Quality

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Outstanding Value


I\'m a bit of an audiophile; my reference system is B&W and I\'ve owned a lot of speakers over the years (Paradigm, PSB, Axiom etc.). I wanted a second home theatre setup that wouldnt break the bank and set out to put together the best speaker system I...

Detailed highs","Punchy bass

A bit laid back midrange

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More than expected


I use as frontal speakers in a home theather system and I replaced others and the results were more than expected. Nowadasys I can hear sounds that I\'ve never heard

Attractive Design","Easy to Mount","Great Sound Quality

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Great sound at a killer price


Wonderful sound range across the board for these speakers. I couldn\'t find anyone in Oregon that had the next model up to listen to, and I loved these at a lower cost. If you want\/need the lower bass, then you will want a sub for sure. I also have...

Attractive Design","Easy Setup","Great Sound Quality

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JBL ES90BK Speakers


Bought these for use in my medium-sized music\/library room. They certainly are beautiful to look at. For music reproduction, I find good treble and fair midrange response. However, in the bass area require assistance of a good subwoofer.

Attractive Design","Easy Setup","Easy to Mount

Weak Bass

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Midrange Is Too Strong


I\'ll start by saying that my 3 rating would be about a 7.5 on a 1 to 10 scale. Based on the overly strong midrange and the fact that JBL is having this speaker built in China, I just couldn\'t quite give this a 4 out of 5.Fit, finish, and appearance...

Attractive front panel","Excellent dispersion","Very clean and tight

Made In CHINA","Midrange is too strong


Product Specifications

The JBL ES90 is a floor standing 3-way loud speaker which utilizes dual 8" woofers for that high powered bass which is necessary for a great home theater experience. These speakers come in both cherry and black and are sold in singles so you need two for your system. JBL is a leader in both home and professional speaker systems and they utilize their great experience to make these speakers the best available. You will enjoy these speakers for both home theater and listening to you favorite CD. They give outstanding bass as well as excellent highs.


Active / Passive Speakers:Passive
Signal Connection:Wired


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

General Features

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