Which to sell

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  • 02-25-2007, 08:37 PM
    SpankingVanillaice
    Which to sell
    Which speakers are better out of the two? The JBL HLS410 or the JBL Control 1Xtreme? I currently have both of them and I' am trying to decide which one to sell on E-bay. I will need to sell one of them but I don't know which I should sell. I need to save money to get better speakers but in the mean while I need to get the most I can and I sure don't need two pairs of speakers so please tell me which speakers is the best out of the two so I can sell one. Both are in good condition and sound like new.








    Here are some specs on the JBL Control 1Xtreme.


    CONTROL1XTREME
    2-Way, 4-Inch (100mm), Personal-Size Monitor Loudspeaker

    Small-footprint, personal-size monitor with rugged, molded enclosure brings the music anywhere it's needed, including the home or office.


    Shielded components allow placement next to video monitors.


    Optional wall-mount brackets available (WBC1).




    MSRP: $199.99PR






    SPECIFICATIONS


    General
    Recommended Power Amplifier Range 10 Watts – 80 Watts
    Impedance 8 Ohms
    Sensitivity (2.83V @ 1m) 89dB
    Frequency Response 80Hz – 20kHz
    High-Frequency Driver 1/2" Titanium-laminate dome, shielded
    Low-Frequency Driver 4", Shielded
    Dimensions
    (H x W x D) 9" x 6-1/16" x 5-7/16"
    (228mm x 155mm 139mm)
    Weight 5.2 lb (2.4kg)





    Here's some specs on the JBL HLS410.



    HLS410


    Video Shielding allows speakers to be safely placed near a TV without distorting your television's picture.




    MSRP: $229.00PR




    SPECIFICATIONS


    First Manufactured 1998
    Last Manufactured 1999
    First MSRP $229.00
    General
    Sensitivity (2.83V @ 1m) 86
    Impedance 8
    4"
    Midrange Driver N/A
    High-Frequency Driver 10mm mounted in Constant Directivity Horn
    Recommended Power Amplifier Range 15 - 100 watts
    Dimensions (H x W x D) 10 x 5 1/2 x 6 1/8"
    Frequency Response (Ī3dB) 75 - 20kHz
  • 02-25-2007, 08:52 PM
    SpankingVanillaice
    I'am serious about this and I need real true adivse reguarding selling the Control 1Xtreme or the HLS410.




    Thank You very much!
  • 02-25-2007, 09:00 PM
    Rock789
    "here's your sign"
  • 02-25-2007, 09:03 PM
    Rock789
    why not sell both and buy these?, these, or these?
  • 02-25-2007, 09:21 PM
    SpankingVanillaice
    I can't sell both I need a pair of speakers to hear sound. I only have two pairs of speakers now and I need to keep the best out of the two and sell the one that is not as good. I need everyone to please research on these two speakers carefully and tell me which out of the two is the best overall speaker.
  • 02-25-2007, 10:12 PM
    elapsed
    How about you tell us, which pair sounds better to you? Keep that pair.

    If you're planning on selling both eventually to upgrade then what does it really matter? You'll get roughly the same money for either pair on eBay if they do sell. :)
  • 02-25-2007, 10:47 PM
    Florian
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by SpankingVanillaice
    I can't sell both I need a pair of speakers to hear sound. I only have two pairs of speakers now and I need to keep the best out of the two and sell the one that is not as good. I need everyone to please research on these two speakers carefully and tell me which out of the two is the best overall speaker.

    Even at danger of repeating myself i have to say this.

    *Image a friendly, soft and warm voice and read the following ...... "i am stupid" and then pat yourself on the back.
  • 02-26-2007, 02:53 AM
    SpankingVanillaice
    Well I wanted to know the general feedbacks of the two speakers. Example: Someone might say the JBL HLS410 is a better speaker since it uses a horn and it can have a lower crossover point to blend the music better and the woofers is better quality and materal then the Control 1Xtreme. By the way that part where I said having lower crossover point is true fact about the HLS410.
  • 02-26-2007, 03:04 AM
    Florian
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by SpankingVanillaice
    Well I wanted to know the general feedbacks of the two speakers. Example: Someone might say the JBL HLS410 is a better speaker since it uses a horn and it can have a lower crossover point to blend the music better and the woofers is better quality and materal then the Control 1Xtreme. By the way that part where I said having lower crossover point is true fact about the HLS410.

    And another one might just call you an idiot.
  • 02-26-2007, 04:27 AM
    markw
    you want general feedback? OK, here goes.
    So, all this agonizing over specs and you stil ldon't know what you like? Yeah, you're cool. Wotta waste of time.

    IMNSHO, you're asking us to choose which we would rather eat. Bull dung or cow dung. I'd choose neither. Get rid of both of 'em.

    But hey, we're not gonna be eating it so it behooves you to choose whichever you prefer.

    Be a man. Make your own decision and go with it.

    ...or ask Adam. Maybe you'll take his advice.
  • 02-26-2007, 04:55 AM
    Dusty Chalk
    This is the advice you would get if anyone else were to ask it: listen and decide for yourself.
  • 02-26-2007, 06:32 AM
    GMichael
    I have two cheeseburgers. I'd like to sell one. Which one do you think I should sell? The one in my left hand is thicker by 2.5mm and has pickles and mustard, but the one on the right is 1.7 inches wider and has mayo and catsup (or ketchup). If you were me, which one would you sell on Ebay and for how much?

    Sorry Spanky. It was too funny not to say. But really. Forget the specs man. Which ones do you like better? No one here is qualified to tell you what sounds better to you. If you sat us all down in a room with these things, half of us would pick one set and the other half would pick the other. And we'd all have reasons why, but none of them would matter. All that matters is, do you like mayo or mustard with that. Speakers are the same way. People will like what they like. What do you like?
  • 02-26-2007, 06:42 AM
    L.J.
    Sell both
  • 02-26-2007, 06:46 AM
    GMichael
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by L.J.
    Sell both

    But what would I eat?
  • 02-26-2007, 07:41 AM
    Rock789
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by GMichael
    But what would I eat?

    arn't they cold now?
    cook a new burger ;o)
  • 02-26-2007, 07:49 AM
    GMichael
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Rock789
    arn't they cold now?
    cook a new burger ;o)

    Well one is at 104 degrees Fahrenheit and the other is at 40 degrees Celsius. Which one is hotter?
  • 02-26-2007, 07:50 AM
    noddin0ff
    These threads are like scabs--the more you pick at them, the worse they get.

    SVI, I'd sell the one that will get the most money on ebay. If you're going to upgrade, the more money you have to do so the better. If you can't tell which one sounds better to you, then for your listening purposes, it doesn't matter which you sell. Sell the one that costed more; presumably that one will get more on ebay.
  • 02-26-2007, 07:58 AM
    audio_dude
    Spanky, go to a hifi store, pick out some speakers you like, get a price, then go home, sell both speakers for the amount of money you need and then go buy the new pair you like.

    (BTW, best buy is NOT a hifi store...)
  • 02-26-2007, 08:22 AM
    L.J.
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by GMichael
    But what would I eat?

    Oh, I was actually suggesting that Spanky (I can't believe I just typed that) sell both and buy decent used speakers with the money. Or better yet, save for a bit and then make a purchase. Should be able find something good easily. In the meantime I'm sure he has a boombox or something to go on. Probably could even find something in a garage sale for $10 to keep em going.


    Gm I suggest to throw those burgers away and move on to steak :)
  • 02-26-2007, 08:36 AM
    basite
    !

    sell both, buy better (read: real) speakers instead,
    don't just buy something.

    ask us which ones, and then buy that ones we said you to buy (or go listen to the ones we suggested), nothing else!

    and remember that thing I said in my previous post? Try saving sometime...
    save now,
    look for better speakers in the meanwhile (keep saving money too...)
    and when you saved enough, sell all your speakers and buy new ones with the money you saved and the money you made by selling the speakers...

    until then,
    leave.


    Keep them spinning,
    Bert.
  • 02-26-2007, 08:46 AM
    GMichael
    I think you should try these: http://www.av123.com/products_produc...s&product=82.1

    Get mom to let you use her credit card. If you don't like these, you can send them back at no charge (within the 30 days). They'll even give you (her) the freight back. If you like them, you'll have time to sell both sets that you have now and give mom the money before her CC bill comes in the mail.

    While you are at it, here is a nice Integrated Amp to save up for. http://www.av123.com/products_produc...s&product=20.1
  • 02-26-2007, 09:09 AM
    Resident Loser
    Are you...
    ...off your meds again?

    Since you have both pairs of them...if you have a speaker A/B switch on what-ever-it-is you use as an amp, hook both pairs up, play your source, switch between the two pairs of speakers...lissen real good...for a lo-o-o-o-ng time...does one pair sound better than the other?...sell the one that doesn't sound so good...

    jimHJJ(...it's THAT friggin' simple...)
  • 02-26-2007, 10:42 AM
    markw
    Hey spanky.
    She's with Ben.
  • 02-28-2007, 12:21 PM
    Brainstorm
    I donít know how to answer this, but in the last 18 years now that I have been using the JBL control series 5 and more recently since last year the JBL control 1 which are made up in multiples that go around the room in a hoarse shoe configuration as well as have a few attached to the ceiling and when balanced aligned and calibrated they deliver a truly moving surround for films.

    And granted I only paid around £249. 95p not all at the same time but over the coarse of the summertime of 2006, where a total of x10 have been installed so far with a around x14 more or so to go!
  • 02-28-2007, 12:23 PM
    Florian
    I have a smilar problem. I am most likely to sell my speakers too.
  • 02-28-2007, 12:26 PM
    GMichael
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Florian
    I have a smilar problem. I am most likely to sell my speakers too.

    My basement isn't tall enough for them. You'll have to keep them until I'm ready.
  • 02-28-2007, 12:30 PM
    Florian
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by GMichael
    My basement isn't tall enough for them. You'll have to keep them until I'm ready.

    They are most likely to go to New York for 65K
  • 02-28-2007, 12:30 PM
    elapsed
    GMichael - until you have space for the Apogee Grands, may I suggest a pair of JBL Control 1Xtreme speakers? I just happen to know of someone who may be selling this exact pair!
  • 02-28-2007, 12:31 PM
    Resident Loser
    Why?
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Florian
    I have a smilar problem. I am most likely to sell my speakers too.

    ...Downstairs neighbors don't like the idea of strategically placed screw-jacks supporting their ceiling?

    jimHJJ(...jus' wunnerin'...)
  • 02-28-2007, 01:17 PM
    GMichael
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Florian
    They are most likely to go to New York for 65K

    That should just about cover the freight.

    Dude, you must be so upset to see them go. What are you getting instead?
  • 02-28-2007, 01:36 PM
    Florian
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by GMichael
    That should just about cover the freight.

    Dude, you must be so upset to see them go. What are you getting instead?

    Well it aint sure yet, but maybe the following

    Analysis Audio Amphitryon with a full lineup of Pathos Reference Gear with a goldmund T3F Reference Turntable.Something like that
  • 02-28-2007, 01:40 PM
    GMichael
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Florian
    Well it aint sure yet, but maybe the following

    Analysis Audio Amphitryon with a full lineup of Pathos Reference Gear with a goldmund T3F Reference Turntable.Something like that

    These? http://www.6moons.com/audioreviews/a...o/epsilon.html

    Not too shabby. How do they stack up to your babies?
  • 02-28-2007, 01:44 PM
    Florian
    Na thats the small one. I am looking at the biggest one. The Amphitryon
  • 03-01-2007, 07:39 AM
    basite
    why are u going to sell them?

    and how does the Amphitryon compare to yours?

    anayways, good luck man,

    Rock on!
    Bert.
  • 03-01-2007, 07:47 AM
    Florian
    Well, nothing is certain or done yet. I am considering selling the speaker because i can get close to 10 times more money back then what i have put into it. The top of the line Amph. speaker is very good, altough nowhere close to the Grand. But no speaker i have ever heard comes close to the Grand. In one swift move i could finish a fantastic system, certainly amongst the best. But the Grand is so good, that i cannot decided even at close to 10 times the price. So its a thinker!
  • 03-01-2007, 07:59 AM
    basite
    If I were you, I'd keep the grands, and then started saving to get the the rest of that ultra exotic gear...

    when you buy those other speakers, you will never reach the same quality as the grand again, but when you keep your grands, you can save on, and buy the fantastic amps and cd players and all the rest later...


    Greetings,
    Bert.
  • 03-01-2007, 12:47 PM
    emorphien
    spanky, you're a moron
  • 03-01-2007, 01:13 PM
    hydroman
    Flo-
    It would eat me alive to step down in speakers to finish the system... Unless the end result was better. If it ain't...
  • 03-01-2007, 01:31 PM
    GMichael
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by hydroman
    Flo-
    It would eat me alive to step down in speakers to finish the system... Unless the end result was better. If it ain't...

    I hear that. But he would be "stepping down" from F'n incredible to just incredible.
  • 03-01-2007, 01:40 PM
    Rock789
    once you have it, how can you let it go