JBL Spot Review

The JBL Spot is the first skinnable speaker system. The subwoofer and satellites come in black, but are packaged with a set of white shells.

The speakers produce clean, crisp and accurate audio. JBL includes technology in these speakers that guard against the distortion you get when the sound is turned up, so we pumped up the volume and were pleased with the results. Bass was distortion-free and the music was clear. The speakers are angled slightly upwards, so that the sound is projected into the room rather than on to the desk, crating a spatial effect.

The back of the subwoofer hides a collection of ports and switches. These are a little too close together, which makes turning the unit on and off tricky. There is also a knob for turning the bass up, or down, handy if you want to maximise the oomph behind certain tracks. Once you have reached your perfect setting the unit will remember it even after you have switched it off.

The other controls can be found on the front of the right-hand speaker in the form of touch-sensitive volume controls.

OUR VERDICT

The JBL Spot is a stylish unit offering a high-quality sound throughput. A recommended purchase, ideal for use with either your iPod or Mac itself.

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