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4.7 out of 10

JBL Duet 200

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Overall 10
10

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MOSTAFA MANSOORI "Aerospace747", Amazon
27 June 2014
  • Summary: I've had previous Harman Kardon speakers and they've worked absolutely great. Amazing, crisp, clear sound, almost like HD baby. Would buy again.
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Overall 10
10

Can't beat the durability and the value

Kevin Pham, Amazon
27 April 2014
  • 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. They're perfect for studying quietly in your room. They're equally perfect for blasting music during apartment parties. These speakers have survived college.
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Overall 2
2.0

JBL really blew it on these low quality speakers

Mike Liebner "bikini", Amazon
9 October 2013
  • Summary: I hate to say this as I am a JBL enthusiast and have been loving their stuff for years but the JBL Duet speakers I got from them for my PC are terrible. I must admit I saw a review or 2 that mentioned it had some kind of auto power turn-off mechanism but didn't let that stop me. That was a huge mistake as these speakers power down too easy and don't always start up when you want them to.
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Overall 2
2.0

Faulty speakers

Dr. Robert J. Gamble "Buffalo Bob", Amazon
21 August 2013
  • 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. JBL wouldn't..
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Overall 6
6.0

Very good, with caveats...

Lance Rubin, Amazon
23 July 2013
  • Summary: I have bought a total of 3 sets of the JBL Duet Speakers. First off, I am very happy OVERALL about the sound quality, and the amount of space they take up. For the money, these are a great buy. They are excellent in this regard. I agree with the things others have said about noises. Sometimes they will just suddenly start making noises for no reason. All three of my sets have done this (and in three different locations with and without flourescent lights).
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Overall 2
2.0

Great speakers--with a catch.

Jonas Wisser, Amazon
24 March 2013
  • Summary: I own an older set of these speakers that have been with me for at least five years that are absolutely fantastic. I could not recommend a better set of speakers. HOWEVER. I purchased a second pair for my TV, and it turns out JBL has added a "power save" feature that turns off the speakers when they don't detect audio. This would be fine, except that it takes a significant audio signal--say, an action scene in a movie--to convince them to power back on.
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Overall 4
4.0

Buyer beware: The 'power-save' shut-off feature is out of control!

Trillian, Amazon
10 December 2012
  • Summary: I already owned a pair of these speakers from several years ago and absolutely loved them, so I picked up a second set. Some time after I bought my original speakers, however, JBL added a 'power-save' feature that causes the speakers to turn themselves off if they don't detect an audio signal. It sounds like a great feature, and for awhile it worked.
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Overall 4
4.0

nice speakers, but...

Swens, Amazon
29 October 2012
  • 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. But if the volume is not up all the way from the input they don't turn on, and sometimes will just turn themselves off.
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Overall 2
2.0

Cheap product!

Michael Dove, Amazon
10 October 2012
  • Summary: Bought these speakers to use on my boat with my sirius radio barely used and within six months one speaker completely blown and amazon won't take back!Thanks Amazon!!
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Overall 6
6.0

Good, but some design issues

A. J. Marshall, Amazon
26 September 2012
  • Summary: In terms of sound quality, these do a great job for the price and are up amongst the best 2-speaker systems. If you want a bit more oomph I'd recommend looking at Logitech's 3 speaker set that includes a sub-woofer - we have one of those too). What I dislike about the JBLs are usability features. The biggest frustration is the volume/power control which is made out of cheap fake-chrome plastic that is hard to grip.
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