In this review, we will be comparing specifications of HDI-3800 and HDI-3600, two Floor-standing speakers by JBL.
Let's have a brief look at the main features of JBL HDI-3800 and JBL HDI-3600 before getting into our more detailed comparison.
Let's read on the following sections in order to better understand in detail how JBL HDI-3800 and JBL HDI-3600 compares and hopefully end up with enough arguments to decide which one is better for you.
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Both HDI-3800 and HDI-3600 are 2-way speakers. HDI-3800 features a 1" Tweeter and 3 x 8" Aluminum Woofer . On the other hand, HDI-3600 features a 1" Tweeter and 3 x 6.5" Aluminum Woofer .
HDI-3800 has a frequency range of 37-30k Hz whereas HDI-3600 has a frequency range of 38-30k Hz.
Impedance and Sensitivity
HDI-3800 and HDI-3600 has the same Impedance of 4 ohms but where they differ is the sensitivity levels. HDI-3800 sensitivity is rated at 92 dB and HDI-3600's is at 90 dB. This 2 dB difference makes JBL HDI-3800 a more sensitive speaker compared to JBL HDI-3600, hence will play louder with the same amount of watts.
HDI-3800 has a power range of 25-300 watts RMS whereas HDI-3600 has a power range of 20-250 watts.
Input Type and Bi-Amping / Bi-Wiring
Both HDI-3800 and HDI-3600 features dual binding post speaker terminals for bi-amping or bi-wiring.
Cabinet Type and Port Position
Both HDI-3800 and HDI-3600 have a back firing ports.