Summary: The speaker with the amplifier in it is rattling if there is any base at all, no matter how low the volume is. Speakers seem to be made to a very low standard. Very disappointing and not at all what I expected from JBL.
Summary: If you like rock music and aren't looking for intense bass, then these work great as a pair of computer speakers without sub-woofer. I had speakers with a sub-woofer before, and it was just a useless waste of space since it was under my desk. I think the most important thing in a set of speakers is mid-ranges, and these deliver excellent mid-range sound.
Summary: I am typically a JBL fan, however I was disappointed in this speaker system. They were much larger than I had anticipated - which would have been fine if the sound was worth it. But the audio sounded distant and tinny something I would expect out of a $10 pair of speakers for a kid - not from JBL.
Summary: I had an older pair (late 90s) of JBL computer speakers. We are using them for our TV (we are too cheap to buy tv speakers.) Anyway, we bought jbl again based on that previous pair. They have performed admirably. I would buy them again.
Summary: I was looking for speakers like Jazz J-703 (those I left in Europe when moved to NA). I found and bought Duet III about a year ago for $100, that was a "discounted" at that time. Though they were an improvement to my laptop speakers, they are too light and weak. The left speaker now tinkles when played at higher volumes than 70%. That's a disappointment. Read that guy's review, who said "you may show them to impress your friends, but don't turn them on".
Summary: I bought this boy fir 42$ with tax. Of course, from refurbished. First, the conclusion is good compared with price. High sound resolution, nice design and good mobillity. But, bass is weak and sometimes i can hear some noise.