Go with the bic! I had a JBL PB12, which I thought sounded good at the time. I got a cadence CSX-12 which was way better then the JBL. I believe the bic and cadence are equal. Go with the Bic or cadence.
Right now you can get the Bic at overstock for $260 shipped (coupon at fatwallet) and another $50 cash back from paypal for a whopping total of $210 out of pocket. For just over 2 bills you can't find much better.