Summary: I bought these speakers 5 and a half years ago (when I was a freshman in college), and they're probably one of the best purchases I've ever made in my life. Period. The sound quality to price ratio is incredible. The sound is very clear - and despite the lack of subwoofer, the bass is respectable.
Summary: When I called JBL I was told that the speakers have a built in "auto shut" mode. The problem was they shut off while I was listening and I had to turn it back on regularly. Fortunately the seller refunded my money and I donated them to a second hand store... maybe someone handy can fix them.
There is no reason you should buy any other small 2.0 system
6 July 2013
Summary: I bought these two years ago when they were VERY discounted. I was deciding between a pair of $30 (also heavily discounted) higher end yamaha ear buds and these. I couldn't be happier with that decision. First and foremost, THESE ARE NOT PARTY SPEAKERS.
Summary: I bought these speakers for my brother as I bought the same speakers several years ago for myself and was very pleased with both the sound and quality of the product. But it appears that JBL's standards may have dropped significantly.
Summary: I have these hooked up to a video projector. The volume is turned all the way up. I can hear normal volume dialogue in the scene. However, the speakers do not detect that the actors are not speaking loud enough even though it's a normal acting scene.
Summary: These speakers have a “feature” that makes them shut off if they’re not playing sound for ~60 seconds. I suppose this is a nice energy-saving trick (as if they’re sucking that much power when they’re not playing), but that means they'll be off and won’t play chimes, warnings, or notifications on...
Summary: Let me start by saying that I'm a definite loyalist to JBL and their quality speakers they make on all levels. After reading all the reviews on these, I bought them. The first thing that kind of irritated me- not sure why- but did, was that the quiet turn on is annoyingly long.
Summary: tldr - Solid set of speakers for the price. Goods: Small and easy to place. (Larger speakers and monitors can be a challenge for me with larger monitors especially) Full sounding for the size. (Lacks sub 100hz frequency extension - to be expected with small drivers and no woofers.
Summary: The sound quality is very good from these speakers and they look very nice. But I have two issues with them. There is an auto on/off that functions when there is a signal to them. It is a great idea because then you don't have to turn them off and on.