Profile: JBL Speakers

All about JBL home audio

Founded in 1946, JBL is a well-known manufacturer of speakers, audio systems, and audio accessories. Based in the United States, JBL is now owned by Harman International Industries, which is one of the world's leading manufacturers of professional-grade electronics. JBL speakers are used in such prestigious locations as the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Los Angeles, California. JBL home audio products are very well-reviewed for their precision, clarity, strong performance, and durability.

JBL's Product Lines

For consumers looking to enhance their home and automobile listening experiences, two JBL product lines will be of primary interest:

  • JBL CS series. The JBL CS series is the company's line of car audio products, and includes speakers as well as subwoofers. JBL's car audio products consistently rank among the best-reviewed in the industry.
  • JBL ES series. The JBL ES series consists of eight different surround sound speakers, each with its own specific configuration, as well as a subwoofer. The JBL ES series speakers include floor-standing speakers, JBL bookshelf speakers, wall-mount speakers, and center speakers. If you opt for a JBL ES surround sound system, it is strongly recommended that you also use the company's subwoofer to ensure a consistent and optimized listening experience.

In addition to these product lines, JBL also offers a wide range of wireless speakers. These products range from docking stations and subwoofers to charging ports and iPad speaker docks. All JBL wireless speakers are Bluetooth enabled, and come with the company's comprehensive warranty protection. JBL wireless speakers are very affordably priced, so if you're looking for a premium wireless audio product at a reasonable price point, JBL is one of the most reputable manufacturers on the market.

It's worth noting that JBS speakers are widely used in motion picture exhibition. Simply put, they are relied upon by the entertainment industry to provide a satisfying and engaging movie theater experience, and consumer reviews indicate the company has made a very successful transition to the home theater market. If you're looking for a truly authentic home theater experience, the JBL ES series is highly recommended.