- Dec 22, 2020
I got JBL 705i paired with dual 8-inch subs. 705s got active crossover around 110 Hz and subs take over below. It's a large living room with a bit of reverb. But overall I'm very happy.
I was eyeing some new bigger models for a while. 4429 and 4349. I can understand from the price the latter is somewhat better. I'm not 100% sure if I can hear its purse breaker qualities in my untreated living room. But unfortunately, 4429 doesn't have any measurements as 4349 does and I can't objectively compare them.
What I do like about my 705s right now is the wide-angle listening area and the 5.5-inch woofer is powerful than anything I heard in that size.
I believe in subs but since they are just 8-inch, I might ditch the subs if the 12-inch woofer of 4429 is enough. (It's never enough so I can buy new subs with 12-15 woofers )
Found a nice used pair of 4429, so the big question is: should I save for 4349. Will 4429 be an upgrade that brings a smile over 705? (I'm a huge JBL fan since L50 and not thinking of other brands or actives...)
I would appreciate some advice