Originally Posted by Exist_To_Resist
I am fortunate to have bought some JBL speakers before Harman bought them.
I would stay away from anything owned by Harman.
Might look and sound good, but the longevity just isn't there, cheap Chinese parts, no thanks.
I don't know if your opinion of post-Harman JBL is based on actual experience, or just on some dreck you read on an internet forum.
I've owned the complete Studio L Series (L890, L820, L830, L8400P, LC1 and LC2) for a decade, and they have been in daily use since purchased. One of the L8400P's amps failed, but was fixed inexpensively. Aside from that, no issues whatsoever. They sound amazing, and the build quality is top notch. I have never regretted their purchase, and their performance is very competitive with earlier JBL product, like my L100, L100T, or even the Synthesis-Line PT800/PS1400 stacks that I listen to daily.
If you are basing your opinion on the stuff sold at Best Buy, you are ignoring the vast bulk of JBL's lineup, which is incredibly broad, and ranges from the most inexpensive to their Everest and K2 models, which rival any loudspeakers sold in the world, regardless of price.