JBL Media System2000 Surround Sound Speaker Surround Speakers

2.67/5 (3 Reviews)


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Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by mike weber a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: October 20, 2000

Bottom Line:   
were designed to compete at high end boston acoustics area multimedia speakers but fall short and that is why you see them for 50 bucks just about anywhere, a far cry from there original price of over $200 a couple of years ago. sub is weak but the speakers are competant. better than factory IBM junk anyways that came with the computer.

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Used product for:   3 months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1998

Price Paid:    $69.00

Purchased At:   ebay



Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by David a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: February 16, 2000

Bottom Line:   
Don't even buy them for $20, they're a total waste of time.
And no, I don't work for Bose, and yes I do know what it's like to listen to great and decent speakers- and the JBL's are neither.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1999



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Jeff Prest a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: December 2, 1999

Bottom Line:   
This system is great. Although listed as a "surround speaker" here for God only knows why, this is a 3-piece sub / sat system that looks great on any desktop. go to www.jbl.com under the multimedia section and check out the pics. It is finished in a metalic black looking case (JBL insists on calling it "dark bronze" but decide for yourself)

This system produces amazing sound for it's size, you literally won't believe your ears on this one. If you happen to have a 3D sound card (A3D works wonders on these speakers) the sound literally sounds like it is coming from all around you. It just seems to jump off of the speakers. The highs on this system are pure and crisp, the mids are strong but not over-bearing, and the bass is deep and low, not punchy like some computer system subs.

The controlls are easy to find and consist of a volume, bass, and treble control. However, like almost EVERY other computer speaker system, JBL has decided to exclude a headphone jack. Come on people, if there is one thing you can do to make us happy, put a freakin' headphone jack on the front of the speaker.

Other than the headphone thing, there is only one major gripe i have about this system: it's lack of power at high volumes. don't get me wrong, this system will get pretty loud and hold it together, but turn the volume past 3/4 and the sub starts to push too much air from the small port at the front of the case and it gives off quite an annoying sound. Not the worst problem in the world, but just something that bugs me.

These speakers have some pretty impressive specs.
The two sats can drop to 70hz, and rise to 20khz. The sub can drop all the way to 50hz and still sounds great (i've taken it down to 35hz with a bass mechanic CD and it still sounds decent)

I only payed a mere $120 for these at Office Max when they were on sale + a $50 mail in rebate. Great value.

Bottom line, a great set of speakers. Would have gotten 5 stars if it weren't for the lack of high power.

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Used product for:   3 months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   1999




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