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JBL 4722N vs 3722N?

I apologize if this has been asked/answered before but I've been searching for days with no luck. Has anyone done a comparison on the two JBL models 4722 and 3722? The price difference is attractive on the 3722s and was just wondering if they are noticeably different in sound. I know they use different drivers,etc but in real world listening is that appreciable?

Or if anyone owns the 3722 can you give me your thoughts? I know the 4722's get rave reviews and I'm leaning that way, but the ~$400 difference per speaker is a substantial to me.

On edit, this is for HT, it'll be 99% movies,tv, video games on these.

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I apologize if this has been asked/answered before but I've been searching for days with no luck. Has anyone done a comparison on the two JBL models 4722 and 3722? The price difference is attractive on the 3722s and was just wondering if they are noticeably different in sound. I know they use different drivers,etc but in real world listening is that appreciable?

Or if anyone owns the 3722 can you give me your thoughts? I know the 4722's get rave reviews and I'm leaning that way, but the ~$400 difference per speaker is a substantial to me.

On edit, this is for HT, it'll be 99% movies,tv, video games on these.

Thanks!

If you search the main 4722N thread you will likely get some hits. From memory from reading previous comparisons, the 4722 have better compression drivers and sound better overall. They both would do well for HT but if you are into any kind of music (even blu ray concerts) the 4722's would quickly separate themselves. I have the 4722N with the upgraded compression drivers and just love them for HT. Keep in mind you can also do better than MSRP on either speaker by dealing with vendors like Full Compass. Good luck.
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If you search the main 4722N thread you will likely get some hits. From memory from reading previous comparisons, the 4722 have better compression drivers and sound better overall. They both would do well for HT but if you are into any kind of music (even blu ray concerts) the 4722's would quickly separate themselves. I have the 4722N with the upgraded compression drivers and just love them for HT. Keep in mind you can also do better than MSRP on either speaker by dealing with vendors like Full Compass. Good luck.
What were the upgraded compression drivers? Same crossover and horn?

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What were the upgraded compression drivers? Same crossover and horn?

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Several of us are using the JBL 2453H compression driver as an upgrade over the stock driver. If you go to the main 4722 thread and do a search, you will see a lot of discussion about it and also installation instructions. Its super easy to do as you do use the same everything including the original horn. I think the only thing you might have to do is change the bolts to something shorter...going from memory but the whole thing took me 15 minutes for all three speakers. Good luck.
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@MKtheater had 3622's for a while. He's the reason I bought my 4622's.

Another thought... look for used units. I found mine for $415 each. Also, the 3677 would be a great choice if you can find them.
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I had the 3622Ns, I thought they were much better than the original JTR 888s. They had bigger sound, more dynamic, midbass, etc. The 4722 uses upgraded drivers and will sound better, However, that speaker will sound better than most anyways for HT. I chose the 3622 over the 3677 at the time because of the bigger horn and sensitivity. I would but which ever fits better or is cheaper, you can't lose.
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