I purchased a pair of Infinity Primus P363 speakers just a little over a month ago when Fry's had them for $99.00 each. While I am happy with the sound, I have to admit that the Audioholics review of them (http://www.audioholics.com/reviews/speakers/floorstanding/primus-p363
) has me concerned in regards to the impedance of the speakers. I am powering them with a Denon AVR-1712.
Then I noticed that Fry's has the JBL ES80's for $277.00 per pair right now, and it made me wonder which was a better value.
There seems to be a lot of praise for the Infinity's being a really good value for the money, ,but many have mentioned the issue with the real-world impedance of them.
I haven't found as much information on the JBL's, but from what I have
found, they seem to be pretty highly rated as well, and they are a more expensive speaker (not that that matters a whole
lot). I do see several mentions of them being "dark" and "boxy-sounding", which doesn't bode well. I haven't seen anything in regards to their real-world impedance, though.
I am just beyond the 30 day window from the purchase date, and I don't even know whether I could persuade Fry's to allow me to return and exchange them, so it may be irrelevant, but I am still curious as to what you folks think.