This will be a purely subjective review. I have no rta or any other way of measuring anything right now.
So the only reason i went with these over the ms set was for the price. These are only 150 on sonic using the "make an offer" option and they have been like that for awhile.
So my first impressions of these was DAMN! These things sound great. In the past to weeks i've went from ID CXS mids and vife tweets to peerless hds poly cone then a freind of mine bought a set boston sr 6.5 just for the tweeters and xover and offered the mids to me for an ok price so i paired them up with vifa's as well.
The boston/vifa set up was by far my fav untill these cam in on friday. I started to write this friday night but i felt that i needed to get over the initial shock of just how good this set is.
So since then i have been listening to a wide variety of music and they sound great with anything. From rebecca pidgeon to some old school warren g.
I'm running these active with a p80 with the mid crossed from 80 to 3000 or whatever it is. I think the p80 has like 3.15 on it. The tweet is from 3000 up of course and they freakin rock. When i first went to set them up i had them crossed at 5khz then 4 and finally settled at 3. It was like everything opened up the stage got really high, like behind the review high and everything jumped foward a little. This all with the auto eq/ta. since then i have been able to achieve a level of staging that i thought was impossible in my car because of the narrow dash and steeply slopped windshield.
Another comparison i can make is the Rockford T3 set which is 400 dollars on sonic. To me the jbl's sound right up there with them. where easier to set up and sound just as good if not better in some ways.
But it has been about three months since i've heard them.
I remember the T3's had better midbass but the jbl's only have about 3 hours of play time also so that may change as well.
I really surprised that there is not more of a following with these. i like this set so much that another pair should be friday.
So all in all I can't imagine a better set for 150 bucks. So to sum up this somewhat useless review is some pics. Well it's raining like hell right now and didnt take any when i pulled them out of the box so they'll be up sometime tomorrow.