Good compact speaker, greatly improved by some simple mods and careful mounting. I have had two pairs of these for a couple of years, used with smsl tripath amplifiers. One pair is my desk used with internet-computer radio and one in my bedroom with a creek t40 fm tuner. Good clarity and very capable as nearfield monitors. There is a bit of cabinet resonance easily overcome by lining the cabinets with antiresonant material such as silentcoat, takes 10 minutes and a 3mm allen key. Mounting i find best on soft rubber feet which further controls minor bass boom. I would expect wall mounting also to work well to avoid furniture resonance. My musical diet is mostly jazz classical and bbc r4 and am not at all disappointed. I was sufficiently impressed to purchase the second pair.
I’m what you would call an audiophile on a budget. Normally if you want good bookshelf speakers for under a £100 it means going for sale items or second hand, after doing some research with nothing but posotive reviews for these little beuats i thought i’d give them a try. Dont be put off by the name or the looks for the money you really cant do any better everything is crisp and clear, only slight niggle is they miss a little bit of mid range detail that higher qaulity units pick up but what do you expect there 70 quid.
Awesome speakers for the money. . Last ones lasted me 10+ years before my 2yr old picked the foam from around the cone. Can’t fault for this price, though my system uses a subwoofer, so if you are looking for tonnes of bass with the speakers wall mounted etc you may need similar to boost output in a big room. Having said this, i used the old pair as near field monitors and the bass was more than enough for listening at low to medium volume with speakers close.
Bought on recommendation of a friend, these speakers are excellent value for money, ideal for a situation where space is limited.
- Plenty of bang for your buck
- Decency expected, excellence delivered.
- Excellent performance and value
- Amazing little speakers
- Extremely Impressed
- Good compact speaker, greatly improved by some simple mods and careful mounting
JBL Control One Rugged 2-Way 100mm (4 Inch) Bookshelf Satellite Audio Monitor Speakers (Pair) – Black Chrome
- Compact design and unobtrusive footprint
- Outstanding JBL performance
- Easy setup and use
- Wall-mounting system included
- Finish: Black and silver
Very good sound, excellent build quality.
We have two pairs of these, one in our garage and another in the study. Great for music and movie use. Easy to pair with an amp and very sensitive. Don’t expect earth-shaking bass or a reference audio experience, but for something durable for every day or background use they do the job. Look around in public installations, pubs, clubs and concert halls and you’ll see how good they are.
Decency expected, excellence delivered. . I have just installed the speakers on my outdoor terrace. I’m happy to be able to enjoy jazz with cheese and wine. :)sound is at high volume very clear and works perfectly with my 15 years old sony 100w amplifier. I think the price/quality ratio of these fellows is excellent. Soft grey rubbered edges gives them fancy outdoor appereance. My first and probably not the last jbl toy.