Summary: I bought these speakers based on reviews and my previous purchased, inexpensive JBLs, which I LOVED, they had a GREAT sound in every way. Unfortunately, the subwoof blew out, so I bought these thinkng they'd be a good replacement. I was pretty disappointed--the high range on these speakers is nonexistent, the small speakers have a nasty hiss and the base is a bit distorted.
Summary: The JBL Creature III speaker system was a disappointment when taking into consideration the first 'version' of them, the original white ones were far superior in construction and sound. JBL has cheapened the quality and kept the same price.