Just got these speakers two days ago and love them. I understand hearing and "good" sound is ...
5 December 2014
Summary: Just got these speakers two days ago and love them. I understand hearing and "good" sound is purely individual. Polk, Klipsch and others always sound like they're shallow and somehow metallic, but these seem full. I have a velodyne 15" subwoofer that does the heavy lifting but even with that turned off, these do a very good job of grabbing the full spectrum of sound. They're also a good looking speaker and feel solidly built.
Absolutely fantastic pair of speakers for their size and price
5 December 2014
Summary: Absolutely fantastic pair of speakers for their size and price. I'm admittedly a Boston Acoustics fan and seriously biased but I have plenty of experience with other home audio and theater setups and there's truly nothing better in this range. I always pair this size of speaker with a decent sub (BA ASW 250 in this case) so I won't argue that they fill a reasonable room on their own but at their price you can fetch a sub and the whole set with still be $500 or less.
Summary: I'm amazed at the sound quality from these speakers. I was very close to spend twice as much on a smaller pair of name brand speakers, but after reading the reviews on audiophile websites, I decided to give them a try. Amazing, very clear and solid sound. I added a 12" sub-woofer to give me the butt vibrating boom for my action movies. Not that they needed it, but it's a personal choice.
Summary: I originally wanted a pair of AudioEngine P4s in Bamboo because they're gorgeous and in the location where I'm hanging these I really did want wood tones. The P4s just sounded way too sharp and I tried everything (50 hours of burn in, adding a sub, equalizing) but they just didn't sound nice and I have A2s and A5+s here that I do like. I decided to try these and immediately, no burn in, just connected to the amp and they sounded right.
Summary: In putting together a 2-channel stereo system, I auditioned the following speaker models in my home; Polk TSi100, SVS SB-02, Klipsch RB 51-II, Boston Acoustics A25, Infinity Primus 163BK, JBL ES30BK, and PSB Alpha B1. I would rank them as follows (cost in parenthesis): Boston Acoustics A25 (three hundred) PSB Alpha B1 (three hundred) SVS SB-02 - discontinued (one fifty) JBL ES30BK (two hundred) Infinity Primus 163K (one sixty) Klipsch RB 51-II (three hundred) shrill...
Summary: I only have about 60 hours on them now but these little A25's are simply amazing. Small, heavy, well constructed... they sing at low and high volumes with ease... the ear does not tire at all listening to them at moderate volumes for hours at a time... They have a detailed and wide sound stage, mid range is powerful and controlled, not too bright on the treble but clean and crisp.. I have to emphasize DETAIL again, even at high volumes they hold together very well.
Summary: Of course that is telling more about me than the speakers. I decided to get back into Hi-Fi after a Rip-Van-Winkle hiatus of over 20 yrs. Let me just say, editorially, that the sheer number of choices, and the overall high quality of today's gear is overwhelming. I think that is a good thing. Maybe. Could be. Don' really know!