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: 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.
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.
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.
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: 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...