Summary: They are great looking, solid and nice quality. They sound great in highs and mid, but very little bass. For the price and the 5 star reviews, I expected much more. But given their size, I'm not surprised.
Summary: Love everything about these. They look great and sound even better than what I've used before. I used to be a big metal head but getting these, just because they're so good at reproducing sounds, I've picked up jazz and classical and it's just...orgasms in my ear. I highly recommend getting speaker stands like the IsoAcoustics ISO-L8R130. They bring your speakers up to ear level and the sound just OPENS UP. The only downside isn't a downside at all.
Really great speaker, particularly for this price!
R. Austin, Amazon
23 October 2014
Summary: There are lots of pro reviews out there for these speakers, and I have to agree with the majority of them. These speakers are a huge bargan at $325. Crisp highs without being harsh Warm midrange Good bass for this size bookshelf speaker That said, if you really like to kick some bass filled music you'll want to add a subwofer.
Summary: I'm sure I have just average ears, if not worse than average. But for me, these speakers are the bomb. I'm using them with a new turntable to play 20 year old records and I'm hearing audio that I didn't hear "back in the day." I'm convinced that the Audioengine's play no small part. The build is solid, they look great, and sound awesome.
Summary: Got them recently and swapped them out with my NHT SB1s I was using. These are nice (The NHTs have a better sound though. They are not very efficient and are larger). Good sound. Nice, tight bass. I am hearing things in the music I did not hear before. Though I like them, I felt that they are a little overpriced. They work very well with a T-Amp I have.
Summary: I just bought and married these up to the new Sony HighRes decoder/player and all I can say is WOW! these maybe the best bang for the buck speaker on the planet.....plus they look terrific. You cannot go wrong buying a set of these little gems.
SQ/QC issues, but not a 'bad', if somewhat expensive speaker.
11 February 2014
Summary: Just a quick note: The Lepai amp is not a particularly good match for these speakers. These speakers can be bright, and the Lepai is a somewhat thin and grainy amp. ============================================ Packaging Construction and Look (my first set came with bad woofer, and I knocked a star off for that) They were packed really well. There was a shipping box and then a box in a box to hold the speakers, for 3 boxes total.
Summary: These speakers sound great for mids & highs, but completely lack any bass extension. Anything resembling mid-bass was also flabby sounding. The build quality is good on the speaker though. If you're using them on your desk, you'll need the DS2 desktop speaker stands. Also don't get the N22 amp, get the NAD D 3020 instead. the N22 amp is underpowered for these speakers. I have both.