For anyone looking to buy JBL E80s

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by Himanshu_S, Mar 12, 2005.

  1. Himanshu_S

    Himanshu_S Stunt Coordinator

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    Just wanted to let you know that currently www.jr.com is selling E80s for 299.99/PAIR. FREE SHIPPING! This is 50% off their normal price and $200 less than at Best Buy.

    http://www.jr.com/JRProductPage.process?Product=3961889

    This is awesome deal compare to buying at retail places such as best buy or circuit city.

    Here's a link to best buy price:
    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1061127108885

    I for one have Klipsch setup but I would have went with JBL's if I hadn't gotten a good deal on the klipsch.

    I am not sure if this is a good place to discuss this information or not but if it's in the wrong forum please feel free to delete or lock this thread.
     
  2. MikeyWeitz

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    Pretty good deal. I paid $358 for mine and that was the cheapest @ the time. Can't be beat for $300 for pair of towers.
     
  3. justin bendel

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    i just ordered some last night, great price
    im looking forward to hearing them
    i kinda wanted e90s but i couldnt find them for anything under 450

    ill post what i think of the jbl e80s when i get em

    gnarley
     
  4. BrianMe

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    What surrounds would you pair with this? The price difference between the E10, E20, and E30's is minimal. Are the E30's too much?

    I have a SVS 20-39 PC+ so I was thinking I could get by with the E80's over the E90's or E100's that I was originally looking at. Agree?

    You can pick up a pair of E80s, a pair of E30s and an EC35 for under $600 SHIPPED! That's a steal.

    Brian
     
  5. Himanshu_S

    Himanshu_S Stunt Coordinator

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    Brian,

    For choosing the towers, it depends on how much you listen to 2-channel music. I like to listen to just the towers when I'm listening to music. For heavy music listening I would go with E90's or E100's. But if anything less than 70% of music then just stick with E80's and if you find it lacking in bass, then use your sub along with it.

    For surrounds, just get the E30's. For 20 bucks more, I think it's worth the upgrade. Better sensitivity and better frequency response.
     
  6. BrianMe

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    Oh, I should have stated, it would be nearly 100% movie/TV viewing, and the SVS would be on. So I'm thinking moving up to the 90s or 100s is probably not worth the price given that the bass will be rocking from the SVS.

    Brian
     
  7. BrianMe

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    Dang, in just a few hours, that package jumped from $599 to $699. Geesh..

    Brian
     
  8. Kenneth Harden

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    I almost fell off my chair when I saw that. From experience, there is VERY little margin left at that sort of price.

    Those are a steal at $300/pr.!!!

    Retail is $700/pr.
     
  9. MikeNg

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    They're up to $179 each now. Still not bad.
     
  10. BernieA

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    I am currently using the E10s for surrounds and I have a pair of Bose 301s that I bought in 1997 for the fronts. I just bought a pair of Polk R30s for the surrounds to replace the E10s and move to an all Polk HT setup, but with this price I was thinking of going all JBL instead. The JBL E80s for the front, E10s for the back, and the EC25 or EC35 for the center.

    Which would be the better way to go? Polk or JBL? For the front Polks I was intending to wait for the R50s to go on sale.
     
  11. JoeyR

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    JBL's but dont disappoint a good system, definitely EC35 over the 25

    ****Edited because the first revision didnt make sense [​IMG]
     
  12. Himanshu_S

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    I second that for going with E35. When choosing a center or a sub, get the best possible that you can afford. I haven't heard the E35 as much but their studio series center was one of the best center I have ever heard.
     
  13. BernieA

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    So go for the JBLs and not the Polks?
     
  14. Phil Iturralde

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    Yep!!! [​IMG]

    For more JBL INFO w/subjective & objective reviews w/links, Click HERE!

    Phil
     
  15. MikeyWeitz

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    Luv my JBL's for what I paid for them :)
     
  16. EricCrane

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    Very tempting to grab those E80s even to sell them for a little profit. Right now I have some sony speakers which are ok for my ht set up.

    If I lived in a house I would pick these up. Right now I can't blast music too much. I use my klipsch promedia 5.1 ultras connected to my pc for music.

    Still tempting...

    EDIT: Went ahead and bought the E80s. If I don't like them I'm sure I can at least get my money back. On ebay there is a pair of used e80s selling for $250 plus $50 shipping with 1 day 16 hours left. Heck I might be able to make a profit if I don't like them.
     
  17. Himanshu_S

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    Best Buy raised their price to 349.99 each!
     
  18. EricCrane

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    I noticed that vanns.com and bhphoto.com all are matching the j&r price. I wasn't really looking for some speakers but how often do you find deals this good? If I were to walk in to best buy right now with tax the e80s would cost me $750, instead I'm getting them for $359.
     
  19. Himanshu_S

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    Yeah 300/pair is probably that the lowest that you can find. Right now 359/pair is still a really good deal for these speakers.
     
  20. EricCrane

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    Didn't get in early enough for the $300. Now I'm debating if it's worth it to go with the 90s for another $110 more at bhphonto. Think I'll stick with the 80s.
     

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