Summary: Paired this up w/ a 100W powered Logitech subwoofer for my outdoor 50" TV and Ipod, since I did not want to have a dedicated AV receiver. Tremendous volume output, which is important for outdoor space. Tweeters are a bit harsh/bright but to be expected and the 6.5" cones provide good punch and acceptable midrange. Listened to a variety of music (hip hop, latin jazz, 80's modern rock) and it's best suited for impactful recordings. Not the best for vocals.
Summary: Thankfully, I haven't had any of the problems that were previously mentioned by other reviewers. I was kind of nervous, but the responses from the seller / manufacturer did seem like they were sincerely owning up to their bad decisions/defective parts. I am NOT disappointed! The speakers sound great (except when my defective Lepai LP-2020A+ amp stops working). Also, I saw reviews saying that a lot of glue found its way on and around the speakers behind the grill.
Excellent speakers - - use them as mains on my vintage stereo.
Roger Howell, Amazon
9 February 2015
Summary: I ordered these to replace some old 70's vintage Channel Master main speakers for my home stereo component system. It only has around 100 watts total, so if I don't run it wide open they should fare very well. I'm running them at around 4 on a scale of 10 and they are handling it well and are MUCH louder and clearer at that level, much better than the old 8's I had. I am very impressed with the great sound they put out, full and very bassy!
cheap, decent sound, not for bassheads, better than bluetooth speakers on market in price range
spencer white, Amazon
2 February 2015
Summary: Good set of cheap speakers for when you on a tight budget.i paired mine with a lepai 2020a+ amp and it produces good quality sound. The only thing is that they start to distort at louder volumes especially with music with a lot of bass like hip hop which is what i mostly listen to, but with the amp you can tone down the bass some, but the amp will turn the safety on at louder volumes or very deep loud bass, which is why i can only give it three stars.
Summary: Excellent sounding speakers for the money. Using them alongside a passive 8" subwoofer in my home theater. No issues filling the room with crisp audio. These are a no brainer when you pair them as a sub and sattelite combo. I will buy another pair without a second thought.
Summary: I'm afraid I've not used many very fancy speaker systems, so I cannot tell you what sort of tonal qualities this has, or whether or not its muddy in some range. I can tell you that these speakers and a 20$ amplifier absolutely humiliate every plastic-y piece of junk 2.0 or 2.1 "computer multimedia speaker system set" I've ever had, even ones comparable in price. Admittedly, they are a bit larger than those, so it's harder to find a place for them.
With a bit of experimentation, we found a way to make these babies sing.
Jeff Victoroff, M.D., Amazon
28 December 2014
Summary: I am a member of the Audio Engineering Society (AES). This does not give me good ears or wisdom. Nor does it grant me the mystical ability to divine the absolute quality of speakers. Like many amateurs, I rarely conduct proper blind comparative listening tests. I respond with my gut. With these caveats candidly acknowledged, I've listened to many speakers over 40 years and I like these inexpensive speakers more than any others at this price.
Summary: These, paired with the Lepai LP-2020A+ are the value kings by a far margin. Build Quality: The Daytons are in my opinion really well built. While these are my first pair of bookshelf speakers and I cant compare these to any other, I can say for sure that they exceed my expectations. Design: Pretty simple, black cabinets. Goes well with all sorts of furniture really.
Summary: Upon researching speakers, it was said these are probably the BEST bookshelf speakers for the size and money THEY WERE CORRECT. AMAZING and very good bass for such a small speaker enclosure! 4 1/2 stars.