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Experts recommend Bic Acoustech PL-200 II more than JBL ES250PBK

As of 3 Apr 2024, experts prefer Bic Acoustech PL-200 II over JBL ES250PBK, but both Subwoofers have solid expert endorsements.

As per this month's meta ranking, Bic Acoustech PL-200 II received 1 recommendation: from Lifewire (27 Feb 2024). JBL ES250PBK was also endorsed 1 times: by BestCovery (5 Apr 2022). However, experts generally ranked JBL ES250PBK lower than Bic Acoustech PL-200 II in their articles, which caused it to rank lower in ReviewFinder ranking.

Rank Change Price Subwoofer
Digital Trends
Woofer Guy
Wirecutter
The Sound Junky
BestCovery
Rolling Stone
Lifewire
What Hi-Fi
The Master Switch
Crutchfield
12
N/A $419
Bic Acoustech PL-200 II
The Bic Acoustech PL-200 II subwoofer is highly praised for its exceptional sound quality, powerful bass reproduction, compact size, and versatile connectivity options, making it an excellent choice for home theater setups and music enthusiasts seeking a rich and immersive audio experience.
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JBL ES250PBK
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About our ranking methodology

Endorsement summary:

  • On 27 Feb 2024 Lifewire ranked Bic Acoustech PL-200 II as #1
    Rank Subwoofer Comment
    #1 out of 6 Bic Acoustech PL-200 II
    Best Overall
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  • On 5 Apr 2022 BestCovery ranked JBL ES250PBK as #1
    Rank Subwoofer Comment
    #1 out of 21 JBL ES250PBK
    Best Subwoofer Overall
    ... ... ...

After counting and adding up the 86 expert endorsements of the April rankings, Bic Acoustech PL-200 II outranks JBL ES250PBK. This is not to say that JBL ES250PBK is a bad option. Like Bic Acoustech PL-200 II, it is recommended by experts, but less.

Customers like Bic Acoustech PL-200 II noticeably more

At ReviewFinder we prefer to focus on professional product reviews, because customer reviews can be disproportionately affected by unrelated factors such as delivery, specific seller listing problems, and, of course, fake reviews. With that said, below is the summary of consumer sentiment.

Bic Acoustech PL-200 II
JBL ES250PBK
Consumer score (CS) is a normalized computed representation of customers' sentiment towards a product.
CS of 10 is similar to a 4.8 star review, CS of 0 is similar to a 2 star review.

Bic Acoustech PL-200 II, the pricier option, tends to get more favorable reviews than JBL ES250PBK.

As can be seen in the chart above, median best-selling subwoofer receives a consumer score of 9.1 (great). Bic Acoustech PL-200 II ranks higher than that and JBL ES250PBK ranks lower than that.

Bic Acoustech PL-200 II
In comparison:
Bic Acoustech PL-200 II ranks #34 out of 83. Very high levels of customer satisfaction.
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9.2
Amazing
JBL ES250PBK
In comparison:
JBL ES250PBK ranks #65 out of 83. Very high levels of customer satisfaction.
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8.0
Great
Median best-selling Subwoofer
In comparison:
Yamaha NS SW100 ranks #42 out of 83. Very high levels of customer satisfaction.
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9.1
Great





Bic Acoustech PL-200 II is more popular than JBL ES250PBK

It's fairly safe to say that Bic Acoustech PL-200 II is a more popular subwoofer than JBL ES250PBK, based on its 1,000+ reviews. Popularity is determined based on product sales. Note that older and cheaper products tend to sell more.


To consider

Customers who view Bic Acoustech PL-200 II and JBL ES250PBK often consider Sonos Sub Mini, a pricier option.
Table: Top compared alternatives for Bic Acoustech PL-200 II and JBL ES250PBK
Sonos Sub Mini $428
We don't yet have enough review information for Sonos Sub Mini
N/A
2 expert recommendations
Klipsch R120SW $299
In comparison:
Klipsch R120SW ranks #24 out of 83. Very high levels of customer satisfaction.
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9.6
Amazing
3 expert recommendations Cheaper More Popular Better Reviews
Bic America F12 $299
In comparison:
Bic America F12 ranks #29 out of 83. Very high levels of customer satisfaction.
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9.5
Amazing
2 expert recommendations Cheaper More Popular Better Reviews
Cambridge Audio Minx X201 $449
In comparison:
N/A
2 expert recommendations
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Critic Consensus Common points from expert reviews summarized.
As can be seen below, in Apr 2024 neither Bic Acoustech PL-200 II nor JBL ES250PBK were recommended by key experts who publish Subwoofers recommendations.
Rank Change Price Subwoofer
Digital Trends
Woofer Guy
Wirecutter
The Sound Junky
BestCovery
Rolling Stone
Lifewire
What Hi-Fi
The Master Switch
Crutchfield
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SVS SB-1000 Pro
The SVS SB-1000 Pro is a highly praised subwoofer that offers exceptional sound quality, compact size, solid build quality, and versatile connectivity options, making it suitable for various use cases.
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Polk Audio PSW10
The Polk Audio PSW10 subwoofer is highly praised for its impressive bass reproduction, compact size, and versatile connectivity options, making it suitable for various audio setups.
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Klipsch R120SW
The Klipsch R120SW subwoofer is highly praised for its impressive bass performance, compact size, excellent build quality, and versatile connectivity options, making it a great choice for enhancing the audio experience in various settings.
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Sonos Sub
The Sonos Sub is a highly praised and recommended product for its exceptional bass reproduction capabilities, compact size, excellent build quality, and wireless connectivity, making it a versatile option for enhancing your audio experience.
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Expert Reviews There are people on the Internet whose job is to review products. Below are their opinions.

Expert reviews [6]

93
Total expert reviews: 6
  • with a score: 3
  • without a score: 3
Highest score by Lifewire
94
Average score based on 6 reviews
93
Lowest score by chooserator.com
92

Score distribution:

80-100
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0-20
No expert reviews linked yet for JBL ES250PBK.
From Seller:
  • Built-in BASH amp
  • output: 1,000 watts peak/250 watts RMS
  • 12-in. front-firing, long-throw, heavy-duty poly-injected woofer with high-power magnet and long excursion surround
  • dual flared front ports provide positioning versatility
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From Seller:
  • 10-Inch cellulose-fiber cone is both strong and light
  • Powerful 300-watt amplifier
  • A JBL computer-optimized bass-reflex port provides deeper bass and less turbulence
  • Use of premium components gives you less distortion
  • Read more
Video Reviews Most popular unboxing/review videos.
Bic Acoustech PL-200 II Subwoofer - Gloss Black / Review
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Dual BIC Acoustech PL-200ii Subwoofers" l Overview & Review
Review by Jamaica Social
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Bic America Acoustech PL-200ii Subwoofer (Demo #2)
Review by Jamaica Social
Popular! 13K views!
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No video reviews linked yet for JBL ES250PBK.
From Manufacturer Manufacturer-provided product description, urls and documents.
EAN Numbers: 0729305004529
UPC Numbers: 729305004529
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Bic Acoustech PL-200 II is a very popular option in the middle of the subwoofers price range. It's in the top 3 bestselling subwoofers and has dozens of popular alternatives in the same price range, such as Sonos Sub Mini or PSB Alpha S8 .

Bic Acoustech PL-200 II is $9.50 less expensive than an average subwoofer ($428.50).

JBL ES250PBK is a very popular option in the middle of the subwoofers price range. It's in the top 3 bestselling subwoofers and has dozens of popular alternatives in the same price range, such as Elac DS102 or Audioengine S8 .

JBL ES250PBK is $108.51 less expensive than an average subwoofer ($428.50).

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