JBL E150P Subwoofers

E150P

  • Equipped with JBL's tried-and-true 10" PolyPlasâ„¢ woofer
  • FreeFlowâ„¢ flared port
  • Digital amplifier
  • Line Level (switchable to LFE) and Speaker Level with 5-way binding post speaker terminals
  • Level and crossover-frequency controls
  • Phase switch
  • The computer-designed, lock-mitred cabinet virtually eliminates distortion
  • Slim design

User Reviews (2)

Showing 1-2 of 2  
Knucklehead   Audio Enthusiast [Dec 31, 2008]
Strength:

It seems to have been well constructed. You could use it as a spare chair.

If you must have this sub, use it for quiet musical passages, otherwise you will embarrass yourself in front of friends who know what sounds good and what doesn't.

It does bass drum well, but then most subs will. Its only a thump.

Weakness:

HT. I would use it for quiet music passages and it sounds ~OK, but for HT, it cannot keep up with action scenes with a lot of sub level sound. It is very muddy even at low levels.

I've heard JBLs 8400 series so I know they can build decent subs, they just didn't put any effort or thought into this one. The E250 is a better sub.

There are much better choices out there for small subs than this one. Steer clear!
It cannot reproduce bass guitar notes with anything approaching fidelity. I played bass guitar for a few years so I know how it should sound.

For HT it gets confused in dynamic passages and simply lets out a booming sound to approximate sound reproduction. It cannot keep up in dynamic passages in HT or music.

I bought this sub thinking it would go well with my 4 E50 bookshelf speakers, which are a great sounding speaker, so I'm not anti JBL,

JBL rates this sub down to 27hz but I'd call that a stretch. Using a program called Audacity I was able to determine the lowest frequency this sub could reliably hit. 34hz and it bottoms out, db drops off rapidly from there and is nearly inaudible at 27hz. Not much lower than some very good tower speakers can do. Perhaps I have a bad example? I've had 2 of these so far, had to send the first one back when it died. The replacement does the same performance wise.

Customer Service

Harman International is great for customer service. I had to return the first E150 I bought and they were great.

Similar Products Used: HSU, Infinity, other JBL subs, SVS, Dayton, etc.

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
adibigs87   Audio Enthusiast [Nov 17, 2005]
Strength:

-Clean punchy bass ( Careful placement and tone controls ) -Polyplas woofer cone is paper underneath produces accurate vibrant sound

Weakness:

Proper placement from the wall or other hard surfaces affect the bass output. Via the downfiring bassport would sound best with a wood floor, if you have carpeting place either MDF or ply under the sub.

Plenty of power even though the woofer is not that tight the bass is very punchy. Great on most types of music I listen to anthing from easy listening to spanish instrumental and this sub has not disappointed me yet.

Similar Products Used: Believe it was a Polk psw-10 not a bad sub either.
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Showing 1-2 of 2  

(C) Copyright 1996-2018. All Rights Reserved.

audioreview.com and the ConsumerReview Network are business units of Invenda Corporation

Other Web Sites in the ConsumerReview Network:

mtbr.com | roadbikereview.com | carreview.com | photographyreview.com | audioreview.com