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This review is from: JBL J88i Premium Over-Ear Headphones with Mic - Black
Pros: They feel like they are of nice quality.
Cons: Sound is horrible. They have as much bass response as the 1979 Mercury Cougar my grandmother used to drive...which is to say none. Might be good if you only listen to talk radio on AM. The highs are ok but once the bass drops is sounds so bad and unbalanced overall it will pretty much make you laugh. I got them on sale for like $20 so I figured there was a catch and wasn't expecting much...and they are still disappointing. I also bought the JBL 55s. They are better than the 88s, but they still are not good. I bought a $10 pair of headphones from "the biggest retailer" once that sounded WAAAYYY better. I like JBL. I have a pair of JBL tower speakers that sound great. So I'm in no hurry to bash a JBL product, but these are bad. Even if you get them on sale for $10, you over paid.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Klipsch Icon SB-1 Soundbar with Wireless 10-inch Subwoofer (Black)
Pros: The soundbar sounds really great. Very clear. Highs sound great, picks up deepness surprisingly well, like in voices. the subwoofer sounds really good on certain notes. I think it's breaking in and gets better every day so far. Everything sounds really really good in movies. The bass hits hard and the soundbar sounds incredible. The 3D surround mode works well. It doesn't replace 5.1 but it works well. The soundbar sounds really good for music but the subwoofer leaves something to be desired. but, for movies it's great. Overall it sounds WAY better than $200 and $300 Samsung soundbars I've heard. So, for $279 or $299, it's really great. The subwoofer won't fill up a large room, but the soundbar will.
Cons: Subwoofer, I guess. But it's a 10" and for a soundbar it hits. Compared to a component subwoofer not so much...but I guess that's to be expected.
Other Thoughts: Sounds is great.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Polk Audio PSW Series PSW10 Black 10-inch Powered Subwoofer Single
Pros: For the price, it's 6 out of 5 stars...if you get it for $89 or $69. The size is good. It's pretty small. Small enough to conceal. And it can hit hard. It shakes my house. I run it at 50% gain and it's plenty loud. You have to position it correctly and spend some time getting dialed in to be at it's best, but it hits hard for a small package at a low price. You will NOT be disappointed for this price. However, it's not perfect. It struggles over much more than 50% gain and it doesn't handle frequencies in the 100-120hz range (my estimate) all that great. It POUNDS low frequencies but peters out at around 100hz. I think the enclosure is too small and it's tuned wrong for what the driver can handle...but that's just my opinion. It is a GREAT sub for the money. It's great for movies...and really good for music if your are a music enthusiast. I very much enjoy the subwoofer...however I will be purchasing the 12" model by Polk soon. This 10" model disappears in the certain common frequencies and results in a change in listening quality since it slams at lower frequencies. However it could be I haven't dialed it in yet and found the ideal listening location. Don't get me wrong, for $89 (what I paid although I've seen it for $69) it is a FABULOUS subwoofer and it produces real, vent-rattling, neighbor-disturbing bass. It just lacks in the 100hz+ area compared to how HARD it hits at lower frequencies. But it's a very clean sound. And it looks great. The size is great...I think the small size and tuning is why it suffers where it does. If you can spring the extra $100 for the 12" sub, I'd say do it. But you will not be disappointed with the sub...not at all.
Cons: For the price there are no cons.READ FULL REVIEW