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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Bose Companion 2 Series II (graphite)

Bose Companion 2 Series II (graphite)
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Altec Lansing Expressionist Ultra MX6021

Altec Lansing Expressionist Ultra MX6021
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Price $149 at 1 store $282 at 1 store $214 at 1 store $89 to $399 at 3 stores $185 at 1 store
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)
3.0 stars Good
    Overall score: 6.0 (3.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 0 stars No reviews, write one! 0 stars No reviews, write one! 3.0 stars out of 10 reviews 3.5 stars out of 43 reviews 3.5 stars out of 9 reviews
Release date March 13, 2009 March 10, 2009 December 08, 2010 September 20, 2006 August 27, 2009
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. 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. The Altec Lansing Expressionist Ultra MX6021 PC speaker system is a superior combination of design and performance available at a fairly affordable price.

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
Info unavailable 2 speakers
Subwoofer
Color Black
Black
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Product Type PC multimedia speakers
PC multimedia speakers
2.1-channel PC multimedia speaker system
PC multimedia speakers
2.1-channel PC multimedia speaker system
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 None
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Remote Control Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Remote control - Cable
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
2 - 66 Watt - 150 - 20000 Hz - 4 Ohm
1 x Subwoofer - 68 Watt - 40 - 180 Hz - 8 Ohm
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
Bose Companion 2 Series II - PC multimedia speakers
Altec Lansing Expressionist Ultra MX6021 - PC multimedia speaker system
Nominal Output Power (Total) 20 Watt
12 Watt
40 Watt
Info unavailable 200 Watt
Audio Amplifier Integrated
Integrated
Integrated
Integrated
Integrated
Response Bandwidth 70 - 20000 Hz
80 - 20000 Hz
44 - 20000 Hz
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