Sorry to do a topic thats been done to death...
I'm looking to move to an active FOH system and for reasons of price, brand and sound quality i've narrowed it down to these two (having ruled out QSC K, Yamaha DSR). Maybe RCF is still on the list but that will be subject to a different thread.
I've researched and listened to both products to death - unfortunately cant see them next to each other and i havent heard them out.
The price difference now is significant ($3558 for EV Vs about $5500 for JBL down here in aus). I started intending on going with the JBLs and just wanting to try out the EVs. But my listening hasnt really found much difference. The JBL sub wins easily, but if anything i prefer the EV tops. The EV subs are lighter which i would love every gig. I think the EVs look better. (although i will give that the JBLs feel better built).
I've already got a PA, and i intend to buy once, cry once - the price difference is obviously significant but i will spend the extra if theres a significant difference. I'm not one of those guys who is saying "i have a gig on the weekend i have to buy it now".
The shop assistants in both stores said it was a matter of personal preference. I guess my question is shouldnt these products be in a different class? Most reviews on the internet seem to debate which one of these sounds better, and say slightly one way or the other.
I'm also aware that listening to a CD in the shop is not the same thing as working with a band. Would that be a different story?