Summary: I just listened to a pair of these at Vanns today, and I fell in love with them. Great sound field, sounded great off axis and the highs were so crisp and detailed, I can't believe they don't have more ratings here. I compared them side-by-side to a pair of Energy speakers that were about $20 more, the Energy's were a little louder but had a color to the sound that didn't seem as realistic as the Boston Acoustics.
Summary: i recently purchased an Onkyo HT-s3500 system..but the speakers are garbage..but the subwoofer is awesome..so i bought new speakers...i have a pair of klipsch reference series for my fronts & center.And i bought these boston acoustics for my rears..These things are awesome!..can handle 110 watts easily..very crisp and bold..love the keyhole attachments...very easy to hang on walls..these are great for rear speakers in a 5.1 set up. They are worth every penny.
Initial Review - Item is only 1 speaker despite title "Bookshelf Speakers" (plural)
sean riley, Amazon
11 June 2012
Summary: Please note: The item is called Boston Acoustic Classic II CS23 Bookshelf Speakers (as in plural) but this is for a SINGLE speaker, not a pair. The item title and description are misleading I think and moves these from affordable bookshelf speakers to mid-range (out of the price range i was looking for!). Granted, the pictures only show one speaker.
Summary: I have these speakers as my rear surrounds on a 5.1 system and I couldn't be happier with them. I originally got them because I was looking for something smaller to have as my front R and L, but I think that was asking a little too much from them, at least for my listening needs. But they are obviously really well engineered speakers that sound great at all the levels they are designed for.
Summary: I purchased these to use as my rear speakers & they are awesome!!I tried them as the main just to see how they sounded & I was surprised.With a sub woofer they sounded very good.As rear speakers they are GREAT! I would recommend to any one looking for great sound.
Summary: Thank you so much for professionally packaging the subwoofer. It is exactly as advertised and sounds primo! The sound is terrific. A tip for other buyers - make sure your amplifier or receiver is on low volume, especially if you live in an apartment. The sound from the subwoofer on mid-range is very clear and loud. I have a subwoofer on my desk computer but this beats that one hands down. Outstanding manufacturing and a great product.
Summary: These speakers are primarily intended as rear channel or other support sound. I actually use them to provide ambient sound in my living and dining areas and they serve that purpose well. The sound isn't hollow by any means, but it's not quite full enough to be a focus. So, for background purposes, they work great. If you want to sit down and really listen to some tunes and rock out, these are not the primary speakers you should use.
Summary: these speakers are on sale for 60.00 so hurry up and buy them. these are very good satellite speakers and well worth the money. but you will need a good sub to compliment them. i can't say anything but good things about them so you get the picture. they look good, sound good and fit any where. just love em! you will to.
Summary: When I bought a new 7.1 Onkyo receiver, I decided to add front upper speakers. I wanted small speakers to fit on top of my entertainment center cabinets. There were a lot of speakers to choose from. These Bostons were relatively cheap, and I'll admit I am partial to Boston speakers so I went with them. What a huge difference in sound quality. If you have a 7.1 receiver but don't have front upper speakers, get some, no matter what brand you choose.