JBL Control One Bookshelf Speakers Review

I have always been a big fan of JBL.

When they marketed their products with statements like ‘Hear the truth’ and ‘Legendary JBL Sound’, I had to take these with a pinch of salt; until I first experienced that legendary sound with the JBL J33 in-ear headphones. Impressed by the J33, I also bought the J22 headphones (while not as punchy as the J33, it’s definitely good enough in terms of clarity). I’m not a bass junkie, and the bass and voice performance coming out of the JBL J33 is actually making me stay away from super-expensive brands such as the Bose or the over-hyped Beats headphones.

I have listened to stereo for well over 20 years. And, I can confidently say that nothing beats the pure 2-channel stereo system if you want to enjoy music.

JBL Control One is one of the cheapest, entry-level, control monitor speakers that suits a wide genre of music. Though they are extremely suitable to be used as satellite speakers, they are pretty good for stereo listening too.

JBL Control One Specifications (Stuff that matters underlined):

Drivers Bass/mid-range (video shielded): 100mm
Drivers Tweeter (video shielded): 12mm Titanium Laminate
Frequency Response: 80Hz – 20kHz
Power Handling (Peak/Continuous): 200W/50W
Maximum Recommended Amplifier Power: 100W RMS
Sensitivity: 89dB/2.83V/1m
Nominal Impedance: 8 Ohms

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