Summary: This is our 2nd set of Freespace51 speakers, we use them on the garden, directly on the ground. The sound is great, no matter the volume, if you play them low, the sound just fills the air and it's even difficult to tell where it's coming from, and if you pump up the volume, it just plays along with no distortion at all..!
Summary: I am not a Bose hater. I have a few of their items. However I ordered both the Free Space 51s and the Definitive Technology AW6500. There is a stunning difference in performance between the two pairs of speakers. The Bose do provide a sound that seems to surround the listener. However the Def Tech's are amazing. The base is solid, not mushy and the fact that the Def Tech's have a midrange and a tweeter just blow the Bose away.
Summary: Speakers have good quality sound, seem to be constructed well.
Pros: Sound. Sold as a pair.
Cons: The drain hole on the bottom does not appear to be large enough as the speaker does get water inside after rain. There is nothing obstructing the drain hole as the speakers were placed over stone as recommended. Hoping this doesn't cause any problems.
Summary: I bought these about 5 years ago and they worked OK for a few years. Turned on the amp this season and only had treble, no bass. I had installed these according to manufacturers suggestions...partially buried. I dug them out and dumped them over and water poured out. I left them out of the ground thinking they weren't getting proper drainage but they filled up again. I'm assuming the water damaged the inner workings. Needless to say, I had to buy new speakers.
Summary: I needed outdoor speakers that could cover a large area. I tried wall-mount outdoor speakers and they just didn't get the wide dispersion. These speakers are all about 360-degree, wide dispersion which was just what I needed. Sound great and true 360-degree sound.
Pros: Wide, disperse, high quality sound.
Cons: A little inefficient. My 50-watt Sonos is just barely powerful enough. I would go with a bigger amp than 50 watts.
Summary: Amazing speakers. Sound reproduction is fantastic and bass response is surprisingly excellent. Using a pair of these speakers to cover a yard area of 180 ft. by 125 ft. Buried them and hid them behind bushes. Clear, full sound throughout the yard from 'hidden' sources. Thank you Bose!
Summary: I AM A HUGE BOSE FAN AND THESE SPEAKERS DID NOT DISAPPOINT ! I LIKE MY MUSIC LOUD ! THE SOUND QUALITY IS AMAZING ... CRYSTAL CLEAR ... EASY INSTALL AND I PLAY EVERYTHING RIGHT FROM MY IPHONE !