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JBL Duet II

JBL Duet II
alaScore 84

36 reviews

Jan, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 36 reviews of JBL Duet II. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Speakers for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Speakers the JBL Duet II is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for JBL Duet II

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of JBL Duet II from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Speakers on Amazon.co.uk.

71% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: JBL Duet II Two Piece Computer Speaker System - BlackJBL Duet II Two Piece Computer Speaker System - Black

Jan, 2018

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for JBL Duet II

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 user reviews of JBL Duet II from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Speakers on Amazon.com.

92% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: JBL Duet II High Performance Speaker System for Portable Music and PC - Black/Silver (Pair)JBL Duet II High Performance Speaker System for Portable Music and PC - Black/Silver (Pair)

Jan, 2018

Expert review by: Jasmine France (cnet.com)

JBL Duet II review

 

The beauty of desktop speaker sets is that their universal connectivity (usually via a standard 3.5mm plug) makes them suitable for use with MP3 players and other audio devices in a pinch. Of course, many of the models on the market aren't exactly...

The JBL Duet II speakers offer a cool, futuristic design that should blend with most desktop setups. Audio sounds very clear and open, and stereo separation is great.

The JBL Duet II desktop speakers have several cables that are tangle-prone and make for a messy appearance. Bass is deficient.

If you're in the market for a fun-looking, clear-sounding set of speakers for you office or dorm room, the JBL Duet II is a good choice.

Mar, 2009

Expert review by: Tim Gideon (pcmag.com)

JBL Duet II

 

The affordable JBL Duet II is ideal for the office, but not so much for your next party.

Solid audio performance at moderate listening levels. Interesting design. Affordable.

Hardwired cables can't be replaced. Distorts at high volumes, especially at lower frequencies. Annoying volume control.

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Feb, 2009

Expert review by: Dan Frakes (macworld.com)

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...

Oct, 2009

Expert review by: Matt Burns (crunchgear.com)

Review: JBL Duet II speakers

 

Short version: An alright set of $99 computer speakers that, while lacking a dedicated subwoofer, do produce good lows as well as good highs.

Apr, 2009

Expert review by: Jeremy Horwitz (ilounge.com)

Review: JBL Duet II Speaker System

 

So as we entered 2009, JBL released Duet II ($100) and Duet III ($150), completely redesigned sequels to the original two-speaker, dockless multimedia system Duet. Whereas the first Duet speakers were shaped like the elongated heads and necks of two...

By comparison, Duet III offers a small upgrade in sound for a 50% increase in price. There's a little added warmth in the mids and lows, the volume dial produces more amplitude at its peak, and in direct comparisons at high volumes, it's obvious that...

Feb, 2009

Expert review by: (toptenreviews.com_old)

JBL Duet II

 

Despite weaker bass and some technical specs that are lower than similar speaker units that are more cost efficient, the JBL Duet II is a sleek set of 2.0 computer speakers that produce sound that is good enough to satisfy many users.

The speakers sport a nice design, with good sound

Bass and some sound ratings are weak versus others in its class

JBL's Duet II speakers are worth consideration, but some listeners may want additional bass.

Product Specifications

The JBL Duet II powered speaker system leverages the extensive audio experience that JBL, Inc., has in the pro and consumer arenas to deliver a world-class listening experience from your laptop or desktop computer. Its 3.5mm mini stereo jack also allows connectivity to a variety of other audio devices. And proprietary Phoenix transducer technology has been utilized to ensure that Duet II speakers offer great bass, crystal-clear midrange performance and silky-smooth highs. To help achieve this, the Duet II system has an onboard JBL amplifier designed to supply high output with minimal distortion. This powerful transducer and amplifier combination produces great audio whether you're listening to music, checking out the news or playing a challenging game.

Audio

Frequency range:80 - 20000
Impedance:3000
RMS rated power:12
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR):60
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD):1

Design

Color of product:Black

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:4in
Height:10in
Width:4in

Header

Manufacturer:Harman International Industries
Model:Duet II
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:JBL

Loudspeakers

Audio output channels:2.0

Other Features

Audio output channels:2.0
Dimensions (WxDxH):4.02 x 4.02 x 10.4
Number of satellite speakers:2
Power Requirements:100 - 230VAC, 20W
Type:Bookshelf

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1

Speaker System

Amplification Type:Active
Audio System Nominal Output Power:12Watt
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Response Bandwidth:80 - 20000Hz
Speaker System Type:PC multimedia speakers

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:4.02
Height:10.4
Width:4.02