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alaScore 85

1284 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1284 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Speakers the Harman DUETWHT is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 1284 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

Showing 1 - 10 of 72 Show Reviews: in English | in other languages (206)

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JBL Spyro


Virtually identical in price to the JBL Sound Sticks II, the Spyros sound almost as good but are lacking a bit in ergonomic design.

No obvious distortion at maximum volume. Powerful subwoofer. Ideal for pop, rock, or rap. Small desktop speakers save space.

No visual meter for volume. Aside from volume, all other controls are on subwoofer. Touch-sensitive volume controls are not sensitive enough. Speakers are too light.

Virtually identical in price to Harman/Kardon's Sound Sticks II, the Spyros sound almost as good but are lacking a bit in ergonomic design.

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One of the best two-speaker systems for the price!


The speakers are pretty elegant with rounded corners and it is a no-brainer to set it up, I must comment that the silver volume control is really slippery and the speaker keeps moving away from me when I try to turn the speakers on. These speakers...

Sounds much bigger than it looks and sounds pretty good while at it

Volume control is slippery, non-removeable grille makes it sound worse

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Review: JBL Duet II


JBL's Duet II can't pump out loads of bass or volume, and don't have many options, but if you want detailed audio without giving up much desk space, the Duet II is worth a look.

Like many recent JBL audio products, the Duet II’s speakers stand out aesthetically, with each 10.4-inch-tall speaker comprising a thin, football-shaped body atop a 4-inch-wide base. That base is made of gray plastic, with the front half of the...


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Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage


When Spyro made his debut last year, he was excepted quite nicely. He acted as Sony's newest mascot, and his game entitled Spyro the Dragon was Sony's answer to Nintendo's Banjo-Kazooie. The game had it's share of flaws, but it excelled in it's visuals...

The control is somewhat the issue in the game. The cameras may have needed a little more touching upon. They move way to fluidly, and playing the game can at times feel like you are playing a first person with average cameras. Although the cameras are...

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Spyro Superpack


This GBA bundle includes the two of Spyro the Dragon's previously released handheld adventures, Season of Ice (2001) and Season of Flame (2002).In Season of Ice, his first game away from the PlayStation, Spyro the Dragon sets out on a quest to save 100 ma

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If you need small and good, buy it.


I really didn't need more treble but I wanted to write something negative because there is really nothing negative to write about these speakers. They are the cats pajama's.

Small, inexpensive, powerful for office computer, cool factor

More treble

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Good sound but one horrible feature.


The chip that controls the auto-kill function is not very sensitive, so quiet pieces of music or films will shut off the speakers. What's more, they come back to life very slowly (with louder sound inputs), forcing you to constantly rewind movies to...

Fairly decent sound for computer speakers

Auto-kill function. If the sound output is not constant the speakers will power down. Normally I'd approve of such a function (who doesn't want to save energy) but its ultimately insanely annoying, leading me to write my first CNET review

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JBL Duet PC Multimedia Speaker


The sound from these small, reasonably priced, speakers is astounding. I was pleasantly surprised by how clear the sound is. They are a great deal. I would definately purchase again. Can't make any judgements about durability because I've only had them...

very clear

dial is a little stiff

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JBL Duet PC Multimedia Speaker


I bought a pair of these for my iPod. They work perfectly for a bedroom, office, etc. These speakers put out some great sound. I ordered another set as a gift for my sister, and she loved them too.

Harman's patent-pending Tangential Strain Relief (TSR) technology, provides extra bass and lower distortion

I wish they charged the Ipod

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JBL Duet PC Multimedia Speaker


I upgraded from the built-in speakers in my laptop & am very happy w/ the sound quality of these speakers. Vocals are very clear and precise at both lower listening levels up close & at louder volumes at a distance. I was not after wall-rattling base,...

Pleasant, clear sound, especially vocals

Takes two hands to turn on the power

Product Specifications


DTS Decoder: No
Real Dolby: No
Remote Control: No
Subwoofer:No / Yes


PMP Docking: No
Signal Input:Analogue

General Features

Construction:Multi-Part Speaker Set / Single Case Speaker System
Signal Connection:Wired
Speaker Type:Active