Summary: Forget wireless! These speakers are all they are advertised. I have 4 of them on a 7.1 system paired along with two of the Bose 251s. My only regret is dag gum Bose won't spring for a nice outdoor center speaker. They really are rich sounding and they're everything I hoped for. Match them up with the highest rated receiver you want because they won't blow, Bose never does. Be sure you do bury them as recommended.
Summary: Bought a pair and installed on our deck for my wife who loves to sit out and listen to her music. Installation was easy and sound is incredible. Can't say much yet about durability as I've only had them for about a month. I saw one reviewer who complained because they only lasted for five years! Get a life guy. Most marriages don't last for five years! A nice solid set of speakers. Buy them and you'll be pleased.
Summary: We recently bought two sets of outdoor speakers (Bose Fee Space 51 and Definitive AW 6500) and connected them to a Sonos wireless system (using the Connect: AMP). We like both sets of speakers but the sound is crisper from the Definitives. Bose as always does a good job delivering bass and the in ground form factor fits that space very well - but several people who have listened to both speakers prefer the sound from the Definitives.
Summary: I've got them in my gardens outside and the sound is fantastic. I love how it emanates from the garden in a circular manner. This avoids loud spots that can happen with a directional speaker. The sound is clear and pleasant, and if you want you can turn it up and get it pretty loud while staying clear and distortion free.
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.