"Simply great...."4.5 starson by fabiosouzajr
Pros: Here's the thing, you get what you pay for with this one, and in this case it's just sound.
Cons: I bit heavy, the buttons feels cheap.
Summary: Alot of reviews simply dont take in account strategy and product development. You simply cant have it all. Companies have bugdets and goals in order to put a product in the market and they decide where the money goes... If you throw the money at features, build quality or whatnot youre gonna have to cut some corners somewhere else.
In the JBL they just threw all the money on sound quality, and man it shows. Im sure youre paying some brand premium here, but thats what got JBL there in the first place.
Marketing and all else aside, the thing plays beautifully. Low volumes, mid volume and loud it shines... Im sure alot of you are in doubt about the bose as I said, i heard them side by side, it is close, but JBL is just clearer, clearer highs and the lows go much deeper... really sounds bigger than it is.
This has a reason, the JBL has 3 drivers, in a 2.1 configuration while the bose makes due with dual full range drivers. The power is also different, in the manual it speaks of 60w (15W x 2 + 30w) but im sure its more like 40W, versus the bose's (maybe 20W, bose doesnt specify).
The bose is good also, but to my ears has a flatter/softer response that doesnt really come alive like the JBL. To me it just feels like the bose doesnt play all the frequency range, (alot of people feel the same way) but what it plays it plays really well.
Resuming: Best Sound for the Buck!!