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JBL Authentics L16

JBL Authentics L16
alaScore 89

22 reviews

Sep, 2020

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 reviews of JBL Authentics L16. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the size. The design is also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed views about the usability and price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the JBL Authentics L16 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of JBL Authentics L16 from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.4/5 for other products in the same category on

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Sep, 2020

Sound & Vision TOP PICK

Expert review by : Mark Fleischmann (

JBL Authentics L16 Wireless Speaker System


JBL's Authentics L16 is a powerful-sounding triple-threat wireless speaker system—oh, and it's got a phono input.

Serious drivers and power; AirPlay, Bluetooth, DLNA; Cool retro styling

Some connectors inconveniently located; Bright tonal balance, though adjustable

Sep, 2014

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JBL Authentics L16


A multi-talented speaker for both music and movies, but one that needs better balance, timing and dynamics to take pride of place on our shelf

Generous compatibility ; gorgeous design and quality build ; Clear, big sound ; Detailed ; USB charging

Flat dynamics ; Timing issues ; Plump, overbearing bass ; No cables supplied

The JBL Authentic L16 certainly sounds like a good idea.

EISA AWARD - Best Product 2014-2015

Expert review by : EISA (

JBL Authentics L16


EUROPEAN COMPACT HI-FI SYSTEM 2014-2015 - JBL Authentics L16: With styling that echoes the company's legendary L100 Century bookshelf model from the 1970s, this desktop speaker system sees a single walnut-veneered wooden enclosure housing three drivers...

Aug, 2014

Expert review by : Jez Ford (

JBL Authentics L16 wireless speaker system


If you think the retro look is the height of cool, the L16 sounds simply superb — grab a cheese-and-onion cocktail stick and party like it’s, er, 1971.

So, do you think the retro look is the height of cool? Or do you think the L16 has dropped down out of the 1970s to crush your coffee table? We suspect this 71cm-wide walnut giant will not appeal to everyone. But more fool them. If you are among its...

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