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alaAverage 4.7

12 reviews

May, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 reviews of JBL LS80. The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Speakers for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design. The reliability is also appreciated. Some have doubts about the usability. Opinions are divided on the price.

reliability, design


On average, users rate this product 94/100.

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(Based on 12 reviews)

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Expert review by: Jim Clements (

JBL LS 80 Floor-Standing Speakers, LS Center, LS 40 Rear Surround Speakers, and LS 120P Subwoofer


I was smitten by the JBL LS 80 speakers when I first saw them at the 2009 CEDIA Expo in Atlanta. They were on static display in the JBL booth when I came across them. Even though I couldn?t hear them playing, I was impressed by their bold look and...

I found this review curiously difficult to write. That’s because the JBL LS 80 speaker system was extremely neutral-sounding. It is more challenging to come up with descriptive language when speakers just fade into the background and give back what...

Jul, 2010

EISA Award - Best Product

Expert review by: EISA (



JBL is drawing on its considerable heritage with this new, three-and-a-half way floorstanding loudspeaker. The LS80 is the largest model in a range sporting its proprietary horn-loaded compression driver and additional supertweeter. The two bass...

Jun, 2008

Expert review by: Lesley Swan. Test Report: Steve Holding (

JBL LS80 Loudspeakers


At first glance you might not realise that JBL's new LS80 loudspeakers offer something that few—if any—other home hi-fi loudspeakers can offer. That ‘something' is a compression driver. These are more often found in professional sound reinforcement...

Click for Test Results in PDF Format I had actually written all this review except for this conclusion when I learned that the European Sound and Imaging Association had awarded the JBL LS80 ‘European Speaker of the Year 2008–2009’ (Home Theatre...

Product Specifications


Active / Passive Speakers:Passive
Signal Connection:Wired


Bluetooth: No
Docking System: No
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:Single Component