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JBLJembe 2-Piece Powered Computer Speaker System
 
4.7

(based on 17 reviews)

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Pros

  • Compact (9)
  • Great sound quality (8)
  • Easy to use (7)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home computer (8)
    • Music and movies (7)
    • Office computer (5)
    • Mobile device (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Quality oriented (10)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (15)
      • Computer Platform:
      • PC (7), Mac (3)

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    4.0

    Good Little speakers

    By Ron

    from Columbia SC

    About Me Media Artist, Multimedia Professional, Tech Savvy

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Configure
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Replacement

      Comments about JBL Jembe 2-Piece Powered Computer Speaker System:

      Fine with computer and for film editing in a home studio. They are small enough to go anywhere and have a nice range.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal

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      5.0

      Solid Build Aesthetically Appealing

      By Naturalist

      from Arizona

      About Me Tech Savvy

      Pros

      • Aesthetically Appealing
      • Excellent Sounding
      • Solid

      Cons

      • Soldered Connection Leads

      Best Uses

        Comments about JBL Jembe 2-Piece Powered Computer Speaker System:

        When I initially opened the box I was perplexed as there are no written instructions, but after looking at the picture instructions, I realized how to set them up. There is no marking as to which speaker is the Right and which one is the Left. After calling India, twice as the first call was directed to an Indian who's English was poor and could not understand my question, I got someone who at least had a decent concept of the English language. I had found out that the Speaker with all of the Wires attached and the Jacks, is the Right Speaker.
        When I first connected the speakers up to my computer and and got some sound to them they sounded good but were too Heavy on the Bass for me. I got into the speaker section of my computer and set up the equilization which levelled out the Bass and brought more of the Midrange and Highs. Now they sound Great. They also look Good.
        They do turn off after 3 minutes, but as soon as a signal is detected, they immediately power back on and distribute sound. The only issue I have with the speakers is that the cords that connect to the computer and the Left speaker are hardwired probably soldered into the right speaker. I prefer the wires to be separate from the jacks
        After I completed my purchase, I read some of the reviews and was having second thoughts. When I connected the speakers up and set the equilization, I had realized that some reviewers might not have gotten familiar with the product. I would definitely recommend these speakers.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

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        5.0

        Solid Build Great Sound

        By Naturalist

        from Arizona

        About Me Electronics Knowledge

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Asthetically Appealing
        • Good Sound

        Cons

        • Hard Wired Connections
        • Poor Instructions

        Best Uses

        • Computer

        Comments about JBL Jembe 2-Piece Powered Computer Speaker System:

        When I initially opened the box I was perplexed as there are no written instructions, but after looking at the picture instructions, I realized how to set them up. There is no marking as to which speaker is the Right and which one is the Left. After calling India, twice as the first call was directed to an Indian who's English was poor and could not understand my question, I got someone who at least had a decent concept of the English language. I had found out that the Speaker with all of the Wires attached and the Jacks, is the Right Speaker.
        When I first connected the speakers up to my computer and and got some sound to them they sounded good but were too Heavy on the Bass for me. I got into the speaker section of my computer and set up the equilization which levelled out the Bass and brought more of the Midrange and Highs. Now they sound Great. They also look Good.
        They do turn off after 3 minutes, but as soon as a signal is detected, they immediately power back on and distribute sound. The only issue I have with the speakers is that the cords that connect to the computer and the Left speaker are hardwired probably soldered into the right speaker. I prefer the wires to be separate from the jacks
        After I completed my purchase, I read some of the reviews and was having second thoughts. When I connected the speakers up and set the equilization, I had realized that some reviewers might not have gotten familiar with the product. I would definitely recommend these speakers.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

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        5.0

        Great Speakers, unexpected performance

        By jayrock

        from Brooklyn, NY

        About Me Multimedia Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Configure
        • Lightweight
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about JBL Jembe 2-Piece Powered Computer Speaker System:

            These are great small speakers for an office or bedroom where you don't want to wake up the entire house. The sound is surprisingly bassy and clear for the size of this. Amazing quality/price ratio.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

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            4.0

            small, clear

            By Conservation Media

            from Northern Rockies, USA

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about JBL Jembe 2-Piece Powered Computer Speaker System:

            Does the job well for a small set of computer speakers.

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            4.0

            Good sound and nice design

            By Sean

            from New York, NY

            About Me Quality Oriented

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Easy To Use
            • Great Sound Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Computer
              • Mobile Device
              • Music and Movies
              • Office Computer

              Comments about JBL Jembe 2-Piece Powered Computer Speaker System:

              These computer speakers have a small footprint but surprisingly rich sound for their size and price. Well-designed, the top volume knob is a great touch. I use them to play music in my office while working. They would not satisfy a serious audiophile's ears, but they have much better sound than any other budget computer speakers I've heard. I do wish the cord for the audio jack was longer, and I also wish they had a hard on/off switch. But those are both minor issues, overall I'm very satisfied with these speakers.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Computer Platform:
              • Mac

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              5.0

              Solid Product

              By JJFunky

              from Southern Maryland

              About Me Value Oriented

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Easy Tone Control
              • Great Sound Quality

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Home Computer
              • Music and Movies

              Comments about JBL Jembe 2-Piece Powered Computer Speaker System:

              Much better sounding than the stock speakers that come with your computer. The music I listen to sounds louder and richer, and I'm a musician always listening to learn songs. I bought for the good reviews and the name, and wasn't disappointed.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Computer Platform:
              • PC

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              5.0

              Another great speaker from JBL

              By Emes

              from East Coast

              About Me Quality Oriented

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Compact Design
              • Easy To Use
              • Great Sound Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home Computer
                • Mobile Device
                • Music and Movies
                • Office Computer

                Comments about JBL Jembe 2-Piece Powered Computer Speaker System:

                Another great deal on desktop speakers from JBL. Having used both generations of JBL Duet speakers in the past - I can say that the new Jembe is an amazingly great deal for a desktop speaker. Should be enough for most users looking for a good looking, quality and fairly priced set up.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Computer Platform:
                • PC

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                4.0

                Great little speakers!

                By Stratspanker

                from Waltham MA

                About Me Quality Oriented

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Added features
                • Compact Design
                • Convenient Auto Onoff
                • Easy To Use
                • Excellent Sound For Size
                • Great Sound Quality
                • Stylish And Durable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home Computer
                  • Mobile Device
                  • Music and Movies
                  • Office Computer

                  Comments about JBL Jembe 2-Piece Powered Computer Speaker System:

                  I was looking for powered speakers to use with a flat screen TV that had lousy sound. I also wanted them to be portable, to put in a bag to use on vacation with an iPod or iPhone. I own several other JBL speaker sets, from studio monitors, bookshelf speakers and guitar amp speakers, and love them. Despite being Chinese-made, these speakers sound great for their size! More balanced than a 2.1 with subwoofer. What also sold me was the auto on/off feature that senses a signal, perfect for use with the TV as you can just use the TV remote, and not have to turn the speakers on and off separately, as with many powered systems. Finally, they look unique and stylish, and have metal grills that do not attract scratching attention from the cats, as fabric grills can. Highly recommended for quality sound in a small package for TV, computer or iPod/smartphone.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Computer Platform:
                  • PC

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                  5.0

                  Excellent Sound!!

                  By John

                  from Redlands,CA

                  About Me Quality Oriented

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about JBL Jembe 2-Piece Powered Computer Speaker System:

                        Don't let the looks fool you! These little speakers rock! The sound is excellent, and I highly recommend these JBL speakers for the value you can't go wrong with them.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal
                        • Computer Platform:
                        • PC

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                        5.0

                        Excellent!

                        By Maverik

                        from Boston, MA

                        About Me Quality Oriented

                        Pros

                        • Compact Design
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Great Sound Quality

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Home Computer
                          • Mobile Device
                          • Music and Movies
                          • Office Computer

                          Comments about JBL Jembe 2-Piece Powered Computer Speaker System:

                          I purchased the JBL Jembe powered speakers to upgrade the audio output on my new LED television. They are fantastic for their size. Rich quality sound over the entire range from bass to treble.

                          Kudos to B&H Photo for their amazing product selection and incredible lightning fast shipping.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal
                          • Computer Platform:
                          • Other

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                          5.0

                          Very good option

                          By CLV, the buyer...

                          from BHMGBR

                          About Me Quality Oriented

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact Design
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Great Sound Quality

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Home Computer
                            • Music and Movies

                            Comments about JBL Jembe 2-Piece Powered Computer Speaker System:

                            Sound quality is very good. Power is enough for watching video clips or just listening to some music in a room environment.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal
                            • Computer Platform:
                            • PC

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                            5.0

                            Awesome speakers 2.0

                            By Cleber

                            from Belo Horizonte, MG - Brazil

                            About Me Quality Oriented

                            Pros

                            • Compact Design
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Great Sound Quality

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Home Computer
                              • Music and Movies

                              Comments about JBL Jembe 2-Piece Powered Computer Speaker System:

                              Sound is great, full of bass and small enough. I was looking for a speaker system 2.0. I don't like 2.1 systems because they are big and much more than I usually need.

                              • Primary use:
                              • Personal
                              • Computer Platform:
                              • PC

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                              5.0

                              Bests everything I owned before

                              By Doga Kececioglu

                              from Istanbul, Turkiye

                              About Me Quality Oriented

                              Pros

                              • Compact Design
                              • Great Sound Quality

                              Cons

                              • Not mobile

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about JBL Jembe 2-Piece Powered Computer Speaker System:

                                Even much better than I expected. I'm not a big bass fan but from the speakers of this size you won't believe the bass you get. The clarity is just as the other reviews say. JBL may have inserted some battery slots for the go but these would possibly put onstage ontour... in trouble. The glossy finish is the only bad feature for me because of the finger prints.. A month after purchasing these I bought the Creative T20 Series II. They are also awesome but for the size it is the JBL that is unbelievable.

                                • Primary use:
                                • Personal
                                • Computer Platform:
                                • Mac

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                                4.0

                                The speakers were what I needed

                                By Ric

                                from Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

                                About Me Value Oriented

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Compact Design
                                • Easy To Use

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Home Computer
                                  • Office Computer

                                  Comments about JBL Jembe 2-Piece Powered Computer Speaker System:

                                  I use these speakers with my computer at work. I wanted speakers that took little room on my desk. The height didn't matter, just the "footprint." I also needed speakers that connected with a mini-phone jack not a USB jack. I chose the JBL brand because they made well-rated home-audio speakers. The use is mostly for voice from video conferencing. Playback of music sounded good. I didn't expect the speakers to fully reproduce organ music with tones from the contrabombarde pipes. Of course that information is contained in the stated low-frequency end of 80 Hz.

                                  One feature different from the JBL speakers that I replaced, these speakers go to standby after a period of no input. So the short tone to notify me of receipt of a new e-mail message is not long enough to switch the speakers back on. Since e-mail has become a monster, and since I don't care whether I get an audio alert of a new message, this is not a problem. It no doubt saves a little power if you forget to turn them off. The on-off switch is the rotating top of one of the speakers. So it's easy for me to reach around the monitor to get at it. The power light is "on" when the speakers are in use, and "off" when the power is turned of or when the speakers are in standby mode.

                                  The power supply came with plug prongs that snap into the power supply. It may be that the power supply is adaptable to European jacks. The instructions did not say.

                                  The price was in the range of prices for comparable speakers found during several internet searches. The seller included standard shipping (eight days)in the list price. They packed the speakers well.

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Business
                                  • Computer Platform:
                                  • PC

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                                  5.0

                                  they work well

                                  By big chris

                                  from nashville

                                  About Me Quality Oriented

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about JBL Jembe 2-Piece Powered Computer Speaker System:

                                        plenty of bass. they also have an auto power off which is nice. not super loud, but more than enough for the office

                                        • Primary use:
                                        • Personal
                                        • Computer Platform:
                                        • Mac

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                                        5.0

                                        work fine

                                        By big chris

                                        from nashville tn

                                        About Me Quality Oriented

                                        Pros

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about JBL Jembe 2-Piece Powered Computer Speaker System:

                                              good solid sound not super loud, but good value for [$]

                                              • Primary use:
                                              • Personal

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