Just spent the last couple of weeks with a pair of JBL 4722n's in my room in place of my 215's. I really, really like the JBL's. Today I had some friends over and we listened to both the JBL's and JTR's. I won't speak for them but for me it was obvious that I'll be keeping the 215's. When we put the 215's back and fired up some music I knew right away that these (haha, so far...) are the speakers for me. I can't really describe what I like better about the JTR's... smoother? More refined? (whatever the heck that means) I don't know... but they just do it for me. If I had never heard the JTR's I would be completely happy with the JBL's, they are awesome.
I'm not saying one speaker is "better" than another - at this level of speaker it's all up to each individuals ears IMO.
I spent a ton of time with EQ on the JBL's. I liked them better with either a boost above 10khz or a notch taken out centered around 6khz or a combination of the two. Don't get me wrong though, they sound very, very good with no EQ.
Here are measurements taken from my main listening seat.
Below is the left speaker only, full range no subs, no EQ. My response used to look better before I moved back my rows because I went with an AT screen. I didn't get that null at 500hz (floor bounce?) and the bass was smoother. Oh well, subjectively it sounds about the same to me.
Black line is the 215, purple is the 4722n:
Right speaker, again full range, no subs, no EQ taken from the exact same spot at the main LP. Black line is 215, purple is 4722:
Looking at the measurments it makes sense that I liked the 4722's with boost up high and pulling down centered at 6khz since that is the sound I am used to with the 215's.
Listening to the 215's right now and I'm back to not wanting to stop. With the JBL's I loved what I was hearing but it didn't addict me like what I'm hearing now.
For movies... hmmm they sound different but I'm not sure I have a preference. If I only watched movies I think I'd buy 3 4722's for 1150 a piece and call it a day.
Towards the end today we put on some bass heavy music with the 215's and no subs. It's so fun to me for some reason to get that crazy amount of bass with no subs. I did boost the crap out of the EQ down low of course.