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Bad speaker after 1 hour of use..... has great bass not great highs
on June 25, 2015
UPDATE #1:::::::::::::::: had speakers playing for less than an hour and one blew a tweeter or the crossover went bad they didn't have great highs when I put them in but now it sounds like a am station is playing my cds they do have great bass for a 6x9 now I don't know if I will replace them with the same speaker probably gonna try some Polks but these were at such a great price and had such great reviews,,I really liked them until one went bad although they never had great highs compared to other speakers I have owned. and the worst part is I have a 04 Grand Prix and it is a pita to remove the rear speakers and now I have to go thru the whole process again...at least Amazon has a good return policy.
UPDATE #2 ::::::::::::::I decided to try some Pioneer 5 way 6x9 (Pioneer TS-A6995R) since they was for the same price as these (Owned a set of 4 way Pioneer 6x9 years ago..good speaker, not great) and Comparing them to these JBL's BEFORE my speakers went south (very quickly I will add) the JBL's had a lil bit better low end bass (again connected to a 75x2 rms amp and Factory deck) but just a lil bit everything else was about the same accept the pioneers had barely better mid bass and barely better highs..they sounded almost Identical but neither speaker blew me away but for the cost of either one they were great.. I wish my JBL's wouldnt of went bad I would give them the nod over the Pioneers only because I wanted better bass (had just a tiny bit better low end) as these are in the rear deck of a 4 door 04 Grand Prix, but I have read quite a few reviews on them with similar problems as me.
my review before they went bad
These speakers are a steal for the price they are at now..Have a 04 Grand Prix with factory (non Monsoon) deck and my back factory 6x9 were bad and had a Pioneer amp sitting collecting dust so figured I would install the JBL's and the amp with the factory deck..I did listen to the speakers with just the head unit powering them and they were decent but there wasn't much power going to them...
Then hooked them up to my Pioneer amp (75x2) and WOW they sounded great with the factory deck and they crank they have great Bass (when hooked up to amp) not the best highs though but that isnt as big of a issue since they are in the rear of my car if they was in my door I dont think I would like them as much, I had the Pioneer amp in another car few years back with some Pioneer 6x9 4 ways with 22oz magnets and an Alpine head unit, and these JBL's were better than the Pioneers ( accept the highs the Pioneers had better highs by far) and that's with my factory deck! but back then I never found JBL's for the price I paid on Amazon.