Summary: Great sounding speakers. Very full audio response. They have stellar range and are just light enough to mount on a wall. Had a DJ setup through my receiver for a party and these guys were up to the task. If they seem to be a little pricey at retail, they're worth it. I got lucky and got them on sale at $75 a pop (they are priced per speaker, not a pair).
Summary: I researched dozens of budget bookshelf speakers recently when upgrading my 2.0 home theatre system. It seems Boston Acoustics products are not as widely reviewed as other brands such as Pioneer and Polk. Based on a couple of positive reviews I took a shot in the dark on these speakers mainly due to their price at the time. I am in an apartment so I wanted speakers with enough bottom end so that I wouldn't need a subwoofer.
Great when not wall mounted! Need a couple of inches from wall.
27 January 2015
Summary: Placement is EVERYTHING with these. I do NOT recommend these for wall mounting. They need a good 2-3" behind them for decent mid-range and bass. Would be 5 stars, but I wanted to wall mount. I have to get shelves for them to have space behind the speakers. They are great if located properly for your room. It makes 100% difference!!! DO NOT WALL MOUNT! ;-) Great speakers. Using a 125 w/c amp and can push them pretty hard/loud. I play loud.
Summary: Did some research on bookshelf speakers and decided on these. So glad I did. I listened to about 8 different sets of speakers. (Polk, PSB, Warfdale etc.) Could I of paid more for speakers, yes. but the sound out of these in comparison to higher priced speakers was was well worth the purchase. I made this purchase purely on reviews and the reputation of Boston Acoustics. Still new (only played for about 6 hours) but the sound is great for my living room.