Originally Posted by bumbabeef
hey afrogt, what speakers have you owned in the past or currently own and how would you compare the jamo e680 to them
I've always been a fan of bookshelf speakers. So in the past 20 years I've owned:
Boston Acoustics A-70, 8" 2-way (sold to buddy after 15 years)
JBL J216A, 6.5" 2-way (still going strong after 20+ years, now at a friend's house)
Athena AS-B1, 5.25 2-way (still have)
Athena AS-B2, 6.5" 2-way (still have)
Advent H200, 5.25" 2-way (still have)
Energy Take 5 satellites (currently using 2 as surrounds)
Energy C-100s (giving to dad for fathers day this summer)
Radio Shack bookshelfs with horn tweeters. (long gone)
unknown JBL bookshelf I got from from Best Buy for $20/pr
Athena AS-F1 (still own)
Jamo E660 (new)
Jamo E680 (new)
Parents have Bose 301's and 201's at their place which barely get used now. So I'm very familiar with Bose sound.
So the only towers I can compare directly to the Jamo's are the Athena AS-F1's. I have definitely tested Polk, Energy, Paradigm, NHT, KEF, and many other brand towers in stores but not in my home.
I'll probably do a Jamo vs Athena towers sometime this weekend since they're in the same room. The Energy C-100s are sitting on top of the Athenas so I can add them to the test too although that'll be a bookshelf vs tower comparison.
The Jamos are brighter than the Energy, that's for sure. Not quite as bright as my Athena F1 though. Athena has good punchy bass and crisp highs. Actually its a different sound too as the Jamo has a midrange and the mids are more accentuated than on the Athenas.
When I test them this weekend I'll be able to give a better review.