Summary: I'm a big Bose fan and quite honestly these speakers were a replacement after having white for 10 years. We re-sided our house and the black looks better. So after 10 years their still the best outdoor speakers.
D. Limbach "Gadget Guy, Digital Media Produce..., Amazon
23 March 2014
Summary: These are good speakers, but at this price, you can buy 4 pairs of comparable Yamaha NS-AW350 speakers. In side-by-side testing, I did not have a preference. Check out the Yamahas before you make a final decision.
A high quality, flexible option for outdoor speakers
Snap, Crackle and Pop, Amazon
18 December 2013
Summary: THE QUICK TAKE: The Bose 251 Environmental speakers are a well built, well designed set of outdoor speakers, with some distinctive and effective features. FULL REVIEW: TWO TWIDDLERS FOR A WIDE SOUND FIELD: High frequency sound, typically delivered by the "tweeter" in a speaker, is much more directional than low frequency sound (that's the bass and mid-bass, generated by the "woofer" in a speaker).