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JBL L52 Review: Super Fun, Nostalgic Speakers!

Maybe you want a pair of speakers, but you don’t have a lot of space at home. Well, these bookshelf speakers might not be the smallest you can get, but they really do pump out sound that’s much better than their US$1,000 or S$1,500 price tag suggests.

We have the JBL L52 speakers with us today, and they’re the entry-level model of JBL’s Classic series, but don’t let that fool you. These are excellent speakers, and the best part? They look super nostalgic.


So let’s talk design. They’re relatively small at 33 by 20 by 22cm, but they are rather hefty at 5KG each. The speakers come with a walnut veneer cover and they look very nice and old-school, especially when you keep the Quadrex foam grilles on. We have the blue foam option, which I really like. It certainly adds an energetic, colourful pop to a room.