JBL Creature II

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by TheAngusBurger, Apr 1, 2008.

  1. TheAngusBurger macrumors member

    Mar 30, 2008
    Does anyone own these speakers? I've been looking at reviews and they seem pretty mixed, so if you guys could give me your opinions it would be appreciated.:D

    I don't want to spend over £100, and I don't want them to leave a huge footprint, as my desk isn't that big. They seem like the perfect solution, but if you have an alternative please post!

    -Teh Burgeh
  2. zainjetha macrumors 6502a

    Aug 11, 2007
    These are the best pair of speakers I have ever owned..... Fantastic... DONT HESITATE - this is the best way you can put your money to use... Considering their price go for them.. you wont look back
  3. amiga macrumors 6502


    Jul 12, 2006
    They are good speakers for the money, my girlfrind has a set, they also look funky. In fact you have to go a long way to find something that sits as well next to a mac.
  4. skunk macrumors G4


    Jun 29, 2002
    Republic of Ukistan
    I bought some and returned them soon afterwards, greatly disappointed. In that sort of configuration the Soundsticks are far better, as the Creatures simply don't have enough guts. The single tweeters are overwhelmed and you end up with little mid-range and a tinny sound.
  5. amiga macrumors 6502


    Jul 12, 2006
    I guess it depends on how much of an audiophile you are... I don't use them I output my sound through the optical out to a 5.1 amp but my girlfriend was very happy with them for a long time, even though I've spent some time trying to persuade her to upgrade to something with more ooomph! She has them but would now like something like the BOSE companion 3's :)
  6. zainjetha macrumors 6502a

    Aug 11, 2007
    these are very durable however soundsticks are a different level altogether - perhaps more professional.. go for sound sticks if budget permits if the 'finest detail matter' otherwise i would stick to Creature II
  7. gothamm macrumors 6502a

    Nov 18, 2007
    another vote for the soundsticks.

    Mine were delivered yesterday and my god they are awesome.

    I was about to get the JBL creatures, but i demoed the jbl spyros at my local best buy. They look to be very similar, differing only in terms of the style. The sound was a bit tiny even for my tastes, as i don't like stuff that is too bass heavy.

    I have found an almost perfect combination with the soundsticks. Get them from amazon for $120 shipped :cool:
  8. GSMiller macrumors 68000


    Dec 2, 2006
    I haven't used the Creature II speakers from JBL, but all of their other computer speakers I have used are really good.
  9. SubaruNation555 macrumors 6502

    Dec 3, 2007
    Arlington, VA USA
    I too have heard very mixed reviews but decided to invest in a set of Creatures last summer. I listen to all types of music and watch DVDs and I am pretty satisfied with the Creatures overall but I'm no audiophile.

    What I like:
    -The price
    -The quirky design
    -Color choices (silver, black, white and red I believe)
    -Decent sound for such small satellites
    -Simple to setup
    -Small size

    What I don't like:
    -Touch volume buttons (In retrospect I'd rather have a knob
    -No aux input for headphones
  10. shikimo macrumors 6502

    Jan 17, 2007
    Lyon, France
    I have these speakers and find them adequate, even pretty good for the money. Something no one has mentioned is the size of the room in which you plan to use them; I recently moved from a high-ceilinged 18th-century apartment with hardwoods to a 21st-century, low-ceilinged joint that is smaller and has tile floors, and the speakers sound WAY better. Sure you can always get better speakers for more money, but for the price (I think I paid 90 bucks a couple years ago in the US), in the right room, they're a pretty good buy, and they look great without taking up much space.

    Oh yeah, and I agree with the complaint about the touch-volume control; it's mildly annoying. I just leave it at about 80% power and adjust the volume with the remote or the keyboard.

    And the blue lights are cool, if you like that sort of thrill:cool:.
  11. bdj33ranch macrumors regular

    Apr 19, 2005
    I'm pleased with mine. Got a very good deal via ebay (harmonaudio - jbl factory outlet) for factory refurbished - they look perfect to me and more than satisfactory for my audio needs.
  12. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604


    Dec 29, 2006
    dallas, texas
    i would by the Klipsh Pro Media 2.1

    and could the mods please moves this to the Perhipials Forum

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