JBL Duet III comparison

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JBL Duet III

JBL Duet III
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Harman Kardon SoundSticks III

Harman Kardon SoundSticks III
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Logitech Speaker System Z523

Logitech Speaker System Z523
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Bose Companion 2 Series II (graphite)

Bose Companion 2 Series II (graphite)
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Price $149 at 1 store $178 at 1 store $169 at 1 store $78 to $102 at 6 stores $80 to $99 at 2 stores
CNET editors' rating
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.0 (3.5 stars)
3.0 stars Good
    Overall score: 6.7 (3.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.7 (3.5 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.3 (3.5 stars)
3.0 stars Good
    Overall score: 6.0 (3.0 stars)
Average user rating 0 stars No reviews, write one! 0 stars No reviews, write one! 3.0 stars out of 10 reviews 3.0 stars out of 6 reviews 3.5 stars out of 43 reviews
Release date March 13, 2009 March 10, 2009 December 08, 2010 July 14, 2009 September 20, 2006
The Bottom Line While the JBL Duet III speakers just don't have a lot of oomph to them, they look good and offer decent sound. 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. The $170 SoundSticks III speakers offer light cosmetic upgrades (and unfortunately retain a few irritations) from the previous model, but if you're a fan of the iridescent design, this speaker system won't disappoint. While it won't blow you away with its sound quality, if you're looking for an affordable PC speaker-plus-subwoofer system, the Z523 is one of the best speaker systems in its price class. Bose's entry-level Companion 2 Series II speakers offer good bass and dual inputs--but they're not the best-sounding PC speakers in their price class.

Basic specs

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Depth 4.6 in
4.0 in
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System Components 2 speakers
2 speakers
2 speakers
Subwoofer
2 speakers
Subwoofer
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Color Black
Black
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Product Type PC multimedia speakers
PC multimedia speakers
2.1-channel PC multimedia speaker system
2.1-channel PC multimedia speaker system
PC multimedia speakers
Dimensions (WxDxH) 4.6 in x 4.6 in x 12 in
4 in x 4 in x 10 in
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Input Impedance 3 KOhm
3 KOhm
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Battery Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable None
Speaker System Details 2 - 10 Watt - 70 - 20000 Hz
2 - 6 Watt - 80 - 20000 Hz
2 x Satellite speaker - 10 Watt
1 x Subwoofer - 20 Watt
2 x Right/left channel speaker
1 x Subwoofer
2
Connectivity Technology Wired
Wired
Wired
Wired
Wired
Speaker Type Active
Active
Active subwoofer, passive satellites
Active
Active
Product Description JBL Duet III - PC multimedia speakers
JBL Duet II - PC multimedia speakers
Harman/kardon SoundSticks III - PC multimedia speaker system
Logitech Z 523 - PC multimedia speaker system
Bose Companion 2 Series II - PC multimedia speakers
Nominal Output Power (Total) 20 Watt
12 Watt
40 Watt
40 Watt
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Manufacturer Warranty Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 2 years warranty
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Audio Amplifier Integrated
Integrated
Integrated
Integrated
Integrated
Response Bandwidth 70 - 20000 Hz
80 - 20000 Hz
44 - 20000 Hz
48 - 20000 Hz
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