My system has an integrated amp, separate DAC, and stereo speakers. I've wished that it was possible to have the great sound quality of separates, but in a more attractive form. So when I saw this launch, I decided to give it a try. It sounds very good, as it should for the price. The sound is balanced and full, and it sounds pretty big despite being a single unit. It does not, however, compare to my system of separates that cost about the same as this unit (a bit less). That isn't too surprising, of course. This product is perfect for somebody who wants good sound and nice aesthetics with no fuss.
Pros: Strong, big, balanced sound. Very attractive in person (though larger than you might think). Seems sturdy and well built
Cons: Doesn't compete with a system of separates. It isn't really a fair comparison, of course, so I'm still giving it 4 stars. But worth mentioning as I dared to hope it might be as good as separates given the price.
0 of 2 found this helpful
I bought this JBL L75MS as a leap of faith. I bought this for its ability to suite a multi-modal audio space, being interoperable with my debut carbon turntable, Qobuz Studio Sublime Hi-Res streaming solution, Bluetooth for guests, and AUX for the odd hipster who visits with a click wheel iPod still in their pocket. I was nervous about what I would receive, especially since this speaker appears to have almost zero information on it - review wise. Luckily the c-field folks did a bang up job on the write up for the product page. Heed this advice - ask the team for double boxing. It'll add 4 days to your shipping estimate but this speaker is heavy...really heavy - remember it has *I think* 5 amplifiers in it, and a big heat sink, and a power supply, and a, and a....etc. It'll take a beating, especially when the delivery person who already doesn't care about your package drops it 5 times getting it to your door. Setup is a breeze, the quality is phenomenal, and the sound - is amazing. My KEF LS50 stand mounters are gathering dust. It takes 10 min to get it all installed and placed. Stereo imaging is great for a speaker of this design, with good placement adjustable bass settings. I broke it in with some classic Winwood, switched to some Leon Bridges, and rounded out with some classic Spoon and NZ New Wave. All in all - 4 hours of listening later, all I can say is, this is a hell of a great speaker. Now to see how it lasts. Luckily, Crutchfield is a team I trust!
Pros: - Robust room filling audio - Plethora of inputs allowing for a center piece music setup - Solid quality JBL construction - Excellent placement of feet allows for stable placement on furniture - Close to wall bass modification for use on furniture - Plug'n'play ease - Chromecast built in to stream hi-res over wifi from Qobuz...finally a product designed for use with Qobuz! - Gorgeous design and it's huge - no power brick, just a cable - setup was the easiest yet for a
Cons: - Heavy....solid...tank like. Be forewarned. Svelte it is not - Shape is both gorgeous and awkward for fitting on certain furniture...best placed on long rectangular tables - It's huge - stereo imaging is decent but it's not a pair of Triangle BR03 stand mounters - know what you're getting and love it for that - large heatsink on back, so don't put it backed onto something
4 of 4 found this helpful
I purchased this JBL L75ms after a disappointing experience with the Denon Home 350. I desired a wireless speaker for my living room that would provide full sound for the entire room and I could stream music to through Apple Airplay in addition to other speakers in my home. I did not want to experience different sound depending on my orientation among a set of speakers in this room in particular. I found the L75ms only by chance as it didn't fall into the category I was mainly looking (Wi-Fi multi-room audio) and this unit was yet to be stocked. I put in a reservation and by luck it came in months before the estimated ship date. Now, I was dissatisfied with the Denon Home 350 because I perceived the treble to sound muffled and there was a strange static sound whenever I streamed through Airplay. The L75ms has much clearer treble and certainly no "static" effect. Although the Denon might have had slightly bigger bass from larger woofers, this L75ms has a wired sub output, so I am able to connect an old 70 watt powered subwoofer and really get as much low end as I want. I took a gamble on this unreleased and unreviewed speaker because I was very happy with the quality of the JBL 9.1 sound system I purchased for my TV room. My only gripe is that you need the Google Home app to set this up and I prefer to avoid Google. However, I will say this is certainly a good product for those who prefer minimal set up process and ease of use. I myself am very happy with this pu
5 of 5 found this helpful