Originally Posted by TokyoJimu
I've been trying to decide between the JBL Studio 580 and 590 and stopped by the Harman Flagship Store today hoping to be able to demo the two. But they say they were removed several months ago and instead they tried to sell me on the Revel F35, and I must admit I was pretty impressed, especially for its small footprint. I wonder if anyone can compare these.
I listen mostly to acoustic guitar- and piano-based singer-songwriters and don't care much about bass. Unfortunately, they don't let you listen with your own music; they have a pre-loaded set of songs in their system and none were of this style. As others have noted, A/Bing between the F35s and F36s, they sound almost identical, with the F36s having just a bit more bass.
It's so hard to choose speakers when there's nowhere to demo them :-(.
I have the 590s and I also have listened to the F36 and they sound similar to me with the 590s having more output and more bass. But at lower levels to me, they sound similar.
I didn't have the F36 in my room it was at a local dealer and I had the 590s that I had ordered from Amazon and they showed up damaged so they were going to get sent back. My girl friend at the time was set on buying the 590s from the local audio shop and they kept pushing me to the Revels but I preferred the 590s for the higher ouput. So it is really hard to give a true comparison since they were in different rooms.
But for the deal that the studio 500 series are going for lately, I would definitely take them over the Revels without a doubt(unless you like the looks of the Revel better, I actually like the 590s looks). When I got the 590s they were around $1000 each and I still preferred them over the F36.
HTPC, Sony 40es, 120" Silver Ticket, 7702mkii, Sunfire Amp 225w, JBL 590, JBL 520
PSA XS30, Seaton Submersive, 2 Um-18 8cf sealed, Outlaw Ultra x 12, Kappa Pro 18LF, BFM Tuba 60 horn, B&C 18TBW100 6cf 41hz, 34hz, 28hz tune
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Last edited by bscool; 09-11-2017 at 04:29 PM.