Summary: Don't waste your money -- total garbage. Pony up a hundred or so more and buy a pair of Vanatoo powered speakers -- unbelievable sound, light years beyond the Focals, and the people who own the company (aka the designers) are totally cool and deserving of your hard-earned cash.
Summary: I bought these for a transportable setup for mixing music and audio when away from the home studio. I love that they fit in a small padded duffle bag. These are actually great for making 90% of mixing decisions in a song. Of course, you won't hear very low sub bass out of these.
Summary: Would give these five stars but there is always a better (and likely very expensive) set of speakers out there. Also nothing beats a good sub in the mix. Not withstanding these are excellent (base very good too). I combined these with a DAC and I am thrilled. I got a rocking desk.
Summary: Bought a unit and tried for a week. Hooked up to iMac, sounded very, very muffled, lots of base, however, just does not have the clarity I was hoping for. Units are built strong and heavy. However, I think since they are attached via the audio plug and not usb, the sound suffers.
Summary: I have sold some of the very best in high end audio for many years. I also master music, so these are being used both for music enjoyment, and mastering. I needed a set of computer monitors that were reasonably small for a small computer desk so these fit perfectly and look great.
Updated "Great and only decent stereo pair of portable Bluetooth speakers within the US"
21 November 2013
Summary: Updated 12/12/13 - so I contacted Focal in NY regarding a slight enclosure rattle that I was hearing on ONE unit (the one with the power amplifier unit) and am downgrading my review for two reasons, a: the slight rattle and b: when manufacturers blow their own horns with terms like "As I'm sure you...
Summary: i bought it for 290$. i think it was released at much higher price (about 450$). at the current price, it's a real bargain. like any good speaker, it requires couple of dozens of playing hours to let the speaker "open" and get it's final sound.
I bought a Focal JMLXSBOOK XS Book Music System at Amazon Warehouse。Amazon tells me it like new, but after I received it, it sim
6 July 2013
Summary: I bought a Focal JMLXSBOOK XS Book Music System at Amazon Warehouse。Amazon tells me it like new, but after I received it, it simply does not make a sound, I confirm that it is bad. A disappointing purchase。