Just purchased JBL Creature 2 Speakers

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by 1hot5.0, Dec 31, 2005.

  1. 1hot5.0 macrumors newbie

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    I read reviews on these speakers last night on MacRumors, and decided to go purchase a set, as my built-in Powerbook speakers left alot to be desired. All I can say is WOW! I am amazed that these little speakers and sub produce the sound that they do! They are well worth the $100 in my honest opinion. If anyone is considering purchasing these speakers, I highly recommend them. :cool:
     
  2. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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    me 2 i got them for the holidays and they kick butt!
     
  3. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    i enjoy mine very much. great sound for such a small package.
     
  4. chopsuey158 macrumors member

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    I got some also, sounds like they were popular this holiday season. Highly reccomended.
     
  5. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

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    I bought a set for my brother to connect to his 12" PowerBook...excellent sound - maybe a little light on the midrange but overall well above average, plus they are compact and stylish.

    Two thumbs up fom me.
     
  6. rose red macrumors member

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    I bought a set last week from PC World for £50. They have impressed the family and me, match my iBook perfectly.
     
  7. Jovian9 macrumors 68000

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    I've had the Creature I's for awhile and have loved them. We have watched movies and listened to music from our iMac (various models) quite a bit since we bought these.
     
  8. munckee macrumors 65816

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    Do the creatures have a volume knob on them, or do they work only through the built in volume range?
     
  9. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    on the right satelite there are volume controls. hare to miss at first glance too.
     
  10. neocell macrumors 65816

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    There's bass and treble controls on the sub and touch sensitive buttons on one of the tweeters to increase and decrease the volume.
     
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  12. liquidh2o macrumors 6502

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    had the original soundsticks and they just didn't do it for me. I ended up getting rid of them after hearing the creature speakers, great sound from such a small setup!
     
  13. alexstein macrumors 6502a

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    I got the JBL Creatures as well and I love them. They compliment my iBook very well and the sound is fantastic for such a small set-up.
     
  14. Mizzou02RS macrumors member

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    I was going to buy the Creature II's but then I went to an Apple Store and listened to them and others. The Creatures seemed a bit light on bass and midrange, so I went with the Klipsch GMX-A's...they had much better bass and overall sound quality.

    Sure the Creatures may look a bit slicker and more stylish, but I will not sacrifice sound for looks.
     
  15. pimentoLoaf macrumors 68000

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    I've had mine for almost two years and they certainly are wonderful when playing games, particularly Ghost Recon, where sound plays an important part in finding the enemy.

    I bought mine for playing iTunes and internet radio.
     
  16. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    Are they better/louder than the built in speakers in the iMac G5? I's assuming they are, but I just want to make sure before I consider buying them.
     
  17. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    I got em for my brother this christmas, and they really do sound great. Nice choice.
     
  18. neocell macrumors 65816

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    No comparison, orders of magnitude better
     
  19. Ambrose Chapel macrumors 65816

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    i have the jbl encounter speakers and love them - they crush the built-in iMac G5 speakers. such a nice, full sound.
     
  20. yoak macrumors 65816

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    Not trying to hijack, but I´m curious to hear if anyone have had the opportunity to compare the Creatures to the Encounters?
    Any noticable difference?
     
  21. mjstew33 macrumors 601

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    I got two pairs of the JBL Creatures II (divorced parents, one set at each house) and OMG they are awesome! I'm loving them! :)
     
  22. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    I've been wondering the same thing...
     

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