Summary: Ive owned many types of speakers and these are by far the nicest speakers I have ever owned in my life. The sound they generate is amazing and will surely not let you down. Perfect for outdoors!
Summary: Great little speakers. Awesome sound. Ample bass response due to large rear-mounted passive radiator. No need for subwoofer with these speakers. Easy to mount. Adjustable directional brackets. I bring them inside during the colder months and use them as satellite speakers for my home theater system.
Summary: We recently bought two sets of outdoor speakers (Bose Fee Space 51 and Definitive AW 6500) and connected them to a Sonos wireless system (using the Connect: AMP). We like both sets of speakers but the sound is crisper from the Definitives. Bose as always does a good job delivering bass and the in ground form factor fits that space very well - but several people who have listened to both speakers prefer the sound from the Definitives.
If you're debating between 5500 and 6500, definitely go bigger!
Adam K., Amazon
7 December 2013
Summary: Sounds great! Very clear with adequate mid range bass response. Don't expect these to be very full outside in a large area, though. I had them hooked up inside for testing and break-in prior to installing outside, and they sounds AMAZING inside. Definitely made me want better speakers for my home audio/theater system as well.