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JBL Studio 190

JBL Studio 190
alaScore 87

16 reviews

Jun, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 reviews of JBL Studio 190. The average rating for this product is 4.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Speakers for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Speakers the JBL Studio 190 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for JBL Studio 190


alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of JBL Studio 190 from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Speakers on

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

This summary is based on the products: JBL Studio 190 5.0 Home Theater Speaker Package - Limited Edition (Black)JBL Studio 190 5.0 Home Theater Speaker Package - Limited Edition (Black)

Jun, 2018

EISA Award - Best Product

Expert review by : EISA (

European Loudspeaker 2011-2012 - JBL Studio 190


Striking from the first glance, JBL's ‘Weave' design ensures its Studio 190 floorstander will stand out from the crowd. This three-way loudspeaker, which includes a pair of 165mm bass units, sounds powerful, dynamic and detailed, offering a great...

Jun, 2011

Consumer review (

AWESOME speakers


I'm no audiophile, and don't really have anything to compare these with since I did direct upgrade from stock TV speakers to these. But the sound I get out of these is simply amazing. And they look boss.

AMAZING sound out of these speakers, yes I bought two of them (on sale about 180 days ago for $149 each) ; Night and Day difference between sound coming out of my flat screen TV's puny stock speakers

Are heavier then they look

Oct, 2014

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Excellent Sound


I bought two of these, and am running them as stereo speakers, not as part of a surround sound system. The sound is amazing. I haven't tried turning them up particularly loud - I think I'd get kicked out of my apartment before I got anywhere close to...

Sound Amazing ; Sturdy ; crazy cheap (they were cheap at $150. now they're $126!)

none really. pretty heavy, but that's part of being a sturdy high quality speaker

Jul, 2014

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Terrific Sound, Attractive Design, But Mediocre Materials


Once again, let me just reiterate that for the price (probably anywhere under $150), the JBL Studio 190s are likely the best value currently out there for fairly decent quality speakers. Also, unlike a few folks, I think these speakers are quite neat...

Very nice price at under 119.99 each (shipped) ; Attractive modern design ; Exceptional sound quality for the price

Not the best materials for the cost ; The cones could definitely be a little higher quality (simply look and feel cheap, but does not seem to distract from the audial quality), even with the price as it were ; The dust caps suffer from the same issue...

Jun, 2014

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These speakers will expose the weak parts of your system


If you provide these speakers with the requisite level of components, you will then understand the true meaning of audiophile!

Purchased these speakers a little over 1 year ago. As a previous owner of JBL speakers, L26's many years ago, I was familiar with the JBL sound. These 190's did not disappoint! Crisp airy highs and thunderous lows with a fast attack that makes rock and...

These speakers will expose flaws in other areas of your system. It exposed the horrible truth about surround sound receivers (typically those retailing for less than $2,500); they have distortion figures that are worse than the cheapest stereo...

Jun, 2014

Consumer review (

JBL Studio 1 Series Studio 190


design ; audio output power ; 3 speakers inside (no need a subwoofer)

Jun, 2014

Consumer review (

Quintessential JBL Sound


Having owned several sets of Hi-Fi speakers over the years, I can say these are truly excellent. They easily dominate anything I've owned previously, and that's with my little N A D 7125 25-watt integrated amp running them! If you can buy these, do so....

Excellent sound quality. JBL has built their brand over decades using time-tested, quality components, and it shows in the Studio 190s. The tonal accuracy, bass response, and overall "sweet" quality of these loudspeakers is nothing short of amazing. At...

They weren't free-er

May, 2014

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Speakers sound great....


The package was damaged in shipping but there was no damage to the speaker itself. They are a tad heavy to get out of the box but once set up there should not be much reason to move them around much...all in all a great speaker for advanced home audio...

Don't take up a lot of space but produce rich sound

None to speak of

May, 2014

Consumer review (

Just what I wanted


I did not try bi-amping the 190's but I haven't felt the need to. Also, I don't think it's worth dumbing down to a 5 channel from a 7 so easily. I would try bi-amping in my free time, and if it advantageous, as I've heard it helps power these beasts, I...

They live up to the name. JBL ; Nothing but HiFi. I have my system as follows ; RX-V673 Yamaha 7.2 AVR ; JBL Studio 1 Series Studio 120c Center ; JBL Studio 1 Series Studio 190 x2 Front L/R ; Cerwin Vegas(6" woofer& 1" tweeter) x2 SL/SR ; JBL Studio 1...

Ordered 2 190's and one of them had a bit of a scuff. This has been noted by many others all over the web. I think it is mostly due to the design and the weight of the speakers working against it when combined with shipping and its unpredictability. To...

Apr, 2014

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Real happy with them


Not sure why the left cabinet of 2 of these speakers were marred in almost the same place, but it must be something to do with the factory boxing process or something, becuase both boxes came from UPS with no evident damage on the outside.

Great sound. Nice ans slim. Excellent price. Truly enjoying the audio experience these speakers provide. Can't wait to get a more powerful amp to really drive these speakers

Originally ordered 2 (1 pair) and 1 came with a marred cabinet and speaker cover. Wasn't horrible, but becuase they were brand new, we decided to RMA them. We recieved another speaker to replace it, and there was similair damage on the third one, but...

Oct, 2013

Product Specifications


Crossover frequency:3200
Frequency range:40 - 20000
Peak Music Power Output (PMPO):400
RMS rated power:100


Color of product:Cherry
Detachable protection cover: Yes

Energy Management

Power source type: No


Amplifier: No
Audio output channels:-, 1.0
Mid-range driver diameter:3.94
Mid-range driver diameter (imperial):4
Mid-range driver size:4
Number of drivers:4
Number of Speakers:1
Speaker placement:Floor
Tweeter: Yes
Tweeter diameter:1
Tweeter Size:1
Woofer: Yes
Woofer diameter:6.5
Woofer diameter (imperial):6.5
Woofer Size:6.5

Other Features



Equalizer: No
Magnetically shielded: Yes

Ports & interfaces

AC (power) in: No
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Speaker interface type:Terminal
Wireless technologies:Wired


Power source type:Not supported

Weight & Dimensions