The volume control works just fine. It works best to hold your finger flat ...
Mystery Person "goodgirl", Amazon
11 November 2014
Summary: We use these speakers at my work. The volume control works just fine. It works best to hold your finger flat down on the speaker instead of tapping. The sound is crisp and clear. Wanting to buy these for personal use now.
Summary: AWESOME till subwoofer starts to buzz. I used to be a big fan of JBL - still somewhat but their products really don't last. I am extremely careful with my electronics and dont move my speakers once they are on my desk. I have owned the JBL creature speakers and these JBL spyro speakers. Both speaker sets I have loved for about 1.5 yrs, awesome sound quality all around and great bass. Impressive is the word as the speakers are so small and cool looking.
Summary: I had a pair of JBL Creatures II (gray) which I just loved. Amazing volume. But when I saw these orange flowers (white subwoofer), I just had to have them... Daisies is on my license plate! Well, I read all the troubling reviews about the sound, but knew from my CII's that the little plus & minus signs produced an incredible volume and were easy to work. Just lightly touch the silver sign... Well, these are a little tricker, and I WAS sweating it for awhile.
Summary: It's a shame these things are so hard to find now, because they easily rank among the finest speakers JBL has ever produced. Crisp, clear highs, smooth mids and surprisingly robust bass is all wrapped up in a completely unique design that's as pleasing to the eyes as the audio is to the ears. Compact Neodymium drivers in the satellites produce room-filling sound, to an almost dangerous level.
Summary: I have these speakers in teal, and they look excellent. It's a very fresh and breezy color. The design was important to me because I mainly keep them in my bedroom hooked up to my iPod, as I don't like bringing my laptop in there. These speakers are different, they get your attention, but they're not too cutesy (like those pig- and ghost-shaped iPod speakers these days), and they're versatile enough to fit in with a variety of decor.
Summary: I got the JBL spyro speakers because they were in special offer, some 20% less that the JBL Spot. Same power, different design. I didn't mind that much about the design. First impressions. When I opened the box, the settings were very easy to follow, being sure to plug the cables correctly. At the beginning I put the speakers (tweeters) just near my computer's screen and the subbufer behind it (the nearest wall was 80 cm away).
Summary: For under $60 (remanufactured) you get your money's worth. Asw other reviewers have attested to, the volume 'button' is not very easy to use. My advise, press down hard on the plus or minus button and eventually it will increase or lower the volume.