Summary: I have owned these for three years and they still work perfectly and look great, even in Wisconsin winters. The Bose speakers are worth every penny and provide a beautiful sound for your outdoor space. Do not waste your money on less expensive brands, purchase the Bose you will be happy.
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: 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: Toiled over a variety of outdoor speaker options for around pool area (As context, we already had 2 speakers in an adjacent ourdoor porch ceiling that required being turned up really loud to hear around the pool... i.e., if you turned it up so you could hear around the pool, it would be unpleasantly loud if you sat on the porch).
Pros: Omnidirectional sound, sound quality, look good when put behind some ornamental grass, guests are also impressed with sound