Summary: I wanted to get a pair of decent speakers to take to work to use with my iPod. There were so many out there with good reviews. I bought the JBL Creature II speakers and a set of Logitech x-230 speakers. The JBL speakers blew the Logitech speakers out of the water!
Summary: I got mine about a month ago the first set I got were defective but i'm guessing someone purchase them ruin them and returned. Anyway went back to the store exchanged for a new set, couple them with my cheap dell and even with this lousy sound card in my lousy dell the creatures work great in fact...
Summary: I bought the JBL Creature II after doing a lot of reaserch on the web. The quality of the sound is good and it can get pretty loud for a room. I like it and recommend it. JBL has released two newer models (1 is available in Europe only) with a different design.
Summary: People that are writing reviews about how these speakers are terrible have too high of expectations for these speakers. They are in a $75 or < price point and well exceed the quality for that range. I have these hooked up to a personal computer to listen to some music.