Summary: Harmon Audio (which owns the JBL brand) has to be one of the worst companies ever for customer service. I bought a set of these Creature II speakers directly from them and they arrived DOA. OK -- I know this happens from time to time, and I shouldn't get too upset at having waited for the speakers to arrive by UPS, unpacked them, and set them up only to find that they don't work.
Piece of Junk - My original $5 Speakers sound 1000% better
Amazon Shopper "AmazonShopper", Amazon
14 April 2005
Summary: Expensive conversation piece. Bass? What Bass? That's more like muffled sound. Higher frequencies? Terrible "beeper" speaker that hurts your ears. Mid-range? These speakers kill any voice, even bad voices - it hurts your ears. No Mid-ranges, but only high-pitched quasi-voice sound... I am putting them back in the box to give them to my nephew who might have a use for them with his x-box, etc. *UPDATE* I gave these to my nephew. He says "dude, that's cool!...
Summary: I bought these to plug into my iPod basestation. I was replacing some old Altec Lansing ACS33 Power Cube computer speakers, which I paid $20 for. For the price I paid, I was expecting to be blown away by the sound of these speakers as compared to the old ones. I was less than impressed. There is no mid range!!! The problem is that the high end comes out of the two satellite speakers, and the mid(what little there is) and low comes from the subwoofer.
Summary: I REALLY wanted to like these speakers. They looked futuristic like many of the other items in my office. I am going from a 6-year old pair of Altec Lansing speakers with sub to something a little newer. These were attrocious. The bass made the plastic sub rattle and was weak compared to what I am used to. I am sending these back and buying something from Altec Lansing. These might be ok for someone that has nothing.