JBL E80 Floorstanding Speakers

4.8/5 (5 Reviews) MSRP : $299.00


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Product Description

  • Dual sets of gold-plated, 5-way binding post speaker terminals-- enable bi-amping or bi-wiring
  • The computer-designed, lock-mitred cabinet virtually eliminates distortion
  • Equipped with JBL's tried-and-true titanium-laminate tweeters
  • Dual 6-inch PolyPlas™ woofers
  • FreeFlow™ flared port


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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Luis Ramos a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: September 14, 2008

Bottom Line:   
I have one acoustimass 5 system from BOSE driven by one amazing Nakamishi RE-10 for more than 10 years and not so long time ago I got these JBL E-80
So I'm going to compare this 2 using the same amplifier since that, in my opinion, they come from the same "school" and sound filosophy but with a diferent target.
With the BOSE system, I could listen music with a very powerful bass, defined treeble and with an amazing sound distribution, but the mediums were poor for voice and at low levels of volume, the bass was gone. But with these JBL-80s I just have the whole package!
They have the same kind of treeble, perfect mediums and the bass, besides spreading less than the "invisable" boom from BOSE it has more punch and definition.
I've tested these babies till exhaustion and I have one very consistent opinion.
They are the BEST speakers for this price range!
From Mozart to Norah Jones, film soundtracks, or even hard rock, they make it all at low or high volume. They don't spread much but still they can reach a very good balance and tone separation when double wired.
I would just advise to take out the front cover. I had some shaking from the front plastic with a very looong and cavernous bass test at a very high volume, but it was a punctual and rare bass case. However, by taking them out, you get a very actractive look from the speakers and the only shake you will get is from your balls. The case is very well built and IT IS THE BEST speaker for this kind of sound filosophy and price range.
So I decided to leave the BOSE AM5 as main speakers for a YAMAHA HTR-6040 with a home theater set together with a JBL E series and take these JBL 80s as my maestro for music driven by the Nakamishi amp and feeded by a 24 bit CD-player and an M-audio Audiophile USB external sound card.
With all these speakers connected for one single sound source, I have the heaven after some trigging. But these JBLs are allways the boss arround my systems and they rule! Oh yes they really do!

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2006

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   WORTEN



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by marcus_helsinki a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: July 9, 2007

Bottom Line:   
Nice loudspeaker; unoffensive, detailed treble, clear, tight, too much upper and too few lower bass. Not as good for metal and rock than I think E90 would be. I recommend listening to E90 before buying this for a better bass performance.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2006

Purchased At:   -



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by TLG a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: February 19, 2005

Bottom Line:   
I am an audio enthusiast who both desire the stereo and home theatre performance packed together in a well designed box, with wonderful highs, clear mids and lows with enough adrenalin. In fact, the E 80s have great price/performance balance and I would strongly recommend to anyone who look for quality with a reasonable price. It's the second week and the sound is getting better and better day by day(thanks to my HarmanKardon AVR-430/works pretty good with JBL speakers). I generally listen to Jazz, classical and rock music. When it's all about stereo, the highs and mids sound pretty good, however, the lows are not satisfactory and I feed the lows with my low master E250. You just have to listen and compare both E100, E90 and E80. Their sound are so close to eachother except the lows. I spent plenty of time for comparison and for me the optimum product for front L/R is the E80s. It was a great feeling to be completely satisfied with my new home theatre pack(E80s,E35,E250,E20surround and E10 rearsur.and Harman Kardon AVR-430 second edition)when I first felt the true colors of sounds pumping a great joy around. (The price is for Turkey)

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2004

Price Paid:    $549.00

Purchased At:   Demir Home Theatre c



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by HaroldB a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: February 2, 2005

Bottom Line:   
I bought these JBL80 Tower Speakers to replace my Pioneers. The Pioneers worked pretty well with my old Sony stereo receiver but with my new Yamaha 5630 surround sound, they just sounded weak and had little clarity. I listen mostly to classical music and Beethoven sounded really bad with the Pioneer speakers. I bought the JBL because of their reputation, one five star review at this site and a short listening test at Best Buy. I narrowed down my choice to the 80s and the lowered priced 60s. The 80s were far superior. During the first few weeks, the speakers sounded worse than the Pioneers but now that they are broken in, the sound is fabulous. It is clear and highly musical. One way to test a speaker is by listening to music with lots of french horn. Horns tend to get lost in music but with the JBLs, the horns sound magnificent, even in soft passages. The JBL seems to be an all purpose speaker, good for movies and all types of music. If you cannot afford high end equipment, I would highly recommend the JBL 80s. But don't buy them at Best Buy. I saved almost 300 dollars getting them on the web.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2003

Price Paid:    $358.00

Purchased At:   BHPhoto on the Web



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by mboy a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: January 19, 2005

Bottom Line:   
GREAT speakers for the price.
Originally heard the E90's and fell in love with them with an E25 center.
Don't really have the room for the slightly larger E90 (nor the discretionary funds at the time), so went with the E80's and the upgraded EC35 center. Glad I did.
Excellent sound, imaging and depth. Nuetral to warm sounding. Using a Pio VSX-811 receiver which is just ok. Can't wait 'till the VSX 1015tx comes out so I can hook it up to these.
Use a cheap 8" 75 W HK sub with these and really sounds nice.
VERY happy with with my purchase.
Only AThena's (at more money for the F2 can come close to these for the $$. Popped in a few DVD's and heard things I NEVER heard before, even at louder volumes-compared to my prior setup (which the same sub was used).

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2004

Price Paid:    $358.00

Purchased At:   Bhphoto.com $358 del




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