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alaScore 83

18 reviews

Jul, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 reviews of JBL Duet II. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, 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 83/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of JBL Duet II from 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

71% of the reviews on 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

Jul, 2017

Expert review by: Jasmine France (

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 (



JBL's Duet II speakers look a little like silver footballs sitting vertically in a tee, but that doesn't mean I want to kick them—for $99.95 (list), they're a pretty solid deal. There's no subwoofer and the drivers are modest, so there's a predictable...

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

The JBL Duet II delivers quality—if not astounding—audio at a reasonable price.

Feb, 2009

Expert review by: Dan Frakes (

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: (



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.

Dimensions & Weight



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

Speaker System

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