These surround speakers are just as good as the B&W SCM8 for almost half the price (at retail). The JBL, as usual, has an impressive amount of bass energy and has a very good spread of sound effects across the rear corners and rear side end of the walls. If you want to “enlarge” the surround sound in your room, these are good choices for under $200. They are well made with a good solid feel to them but more importantly, sound truly awesome for so little money.
Cosmetically, the speakers looks good. Minor scuff marks from use but nothing major. Grille covers looks good except for one corner wear at the bottom edge of one corner (not visible unless you pull the covers off and look for it). Speakers will be securely packed for safe shipping.