JBL Spot review

Available in black, white or a range of other optional colours (thanks to removable covers), the JBL Spot 2.1 system is a perfect partner for a Mac. The system comprises two tiny dome-shaped satellites and an active subwoofer, which are hooked together and then joined to your Mac via its analogue audio output.

Setup is a bit fiddly as the cable connections all have to run back to the subwoofer, where space is tight. What’s more, the sub also has a rear-mounted volume control for the bass, which can be hard to get to. Volume control for the whole system is handled by touch-sensitive buttons on the right satellite speaker.

Luckily, you shouldn’t have to fiddle around too much with the sound as the JBL Spot is a great piece of equipment. The speakers have an incredibly transparent sound, with a ringing treble and pointy bass.

OUR VERDICT

It does lack something in the mid-range oomph, which can make some vocals sound a bit weedy, but overall, it’s very, very impressive. Recommended.

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