Originally Posted by seven
I use the JBLs as my main monitoring. They also have 6" bass speakers but they sound great. I have a couple other generic speakers and amps I'll send the signal through for reference, but the JBLs are my main source.
I heard the A7s yesterday in a music store. They sounded good but I was in a music store (funny shaped room, weird placements, Stairway to Heaven badly played in the backgound, etc).
In the store I compared them to a handful of others and the A7s by far sounded the best. I don't remember the model of the Mackie speakers they had but the Mackies sounded funny - like they were playing in a cardbord box. I didn't like the sound of those at all.
As it turns out, the A7s here are $695 ea. I'm not sure if they're $1400 better then my current setup.
I was mostly hoping someone here had 4406's and A7s and could offer some insight on how they compare side by side.
I have the A7s with the Sub 8 - an amazing system IMO. I also have some 4411s that I use for really cranking out some volume referencing. But I think trying to compare any JBL and the Adams is a waste of energy. They sound so radically different that its two different worlds. I auditioned every monitor system under $2k before deciding on the Adam system including several JBL models. I had Mackie 824s, Event 20/20bas, and Yamaha MSP5s (and the 4411s) prior to purchasing the Adams. After adapting to the Adams, I sold everything but the 4411s which I kept only for the occasion "turn it up" kind of reference.
You said that you were getting satisfactory results with your JBLs and if that is the case, and if money is tight, I'd suggest that you stay with them.