Summary: I'm not a high end audiophile and don't require my speaker wires to by hand wound in gold by a Japanese monk on a mountain top, but I do have a moderately nice setup in my basement that needed some quality speakers. These are great on their own for the average music enthusiast on a budget, or can add a quality layer to more comprehensive system with subs and tower speakers. They are compact, attractive and beautifully built.
Summary: First off I've been a tower man for many years. Gone through a few sets of Paradigm towers. Love the brand and would always consider buying them again in the future. But these little babies are truly amazing. I was tired of staring at my Paradigm 7se towers and wanted to open up my living room a bit. First the old towers had 2, 6-1/2 inch mid/bass driver and 1, 1 inch tweeter per cabinet. These little Def Tech speakers easily put out the same as the towers and then some!
Summary: I am not an audiophile by any means but I do enjoy good quality audio. I have 6 of these setup in a 5 channel surround system(one is a backup). They need a decent amount of power to sound good but except for sounding a little bright I have had no complaints with the sound quality. If you can get these on sale for 150-200 per pair I feel it would be an excellent choice. At retail full cost I would never consider these... much better options for that price.
Summary: I bought these back in 2007 in a 2.1 system with active sub. With the bass radiator and metal tweeters, these are Excellent for A/V, Movies, TV and good for rock and hip hop music. Bright highs and great bass. They are the closest thing you can get to an amp'ed bookshelf, and the sound is awesome. They fell out of popularity because people are more into wireless speaker boxes versus true 2.1's.
Outstanding value! These sound incredible for their size and price!
1 August 2013
Summary: I was amazed at the sound quality of these speakers. They sounded better than many speakers costing 2X-3X the price! They blew away a pair of B&W speakers pricest at $1,500.00. The passive radiator add bass that you normally don't experience in a speaker this size. They look great too! I bought these intending to use them as surrounds, but while moving used them as fronts for a temporary system, and I was amazed at the sound.
Pros: The sound quality, especially bass. Look great with polished laquer, and have a higher "Wife Acceptance Factor" than most!
Cons: None: only thing I could say is that they are not condicuve to wall mounting if used as surrounds.
Great speakers! However for the price point the 450's are a better deal!
Steven Level, Amazon
26 June 2013
Summary: I bought a pair of these to use as rear surrounds with my 450's and I was fairly happy with them. However a week after I bought them for only $220 a pair the Def Tech 450's went back on sale for only $280! So I returned the 350's and paid the additional $60. Hey an extra $30 per speaker is well worth it to jump up to the 450's! So now I have the a great sounding surround sound system with two pair of the 450's in the front and the rear.