I got these speakers 75% off at Christmas time - they don't add much, were too big, and not worth the price, even that cheaply
4 April 2013
Summary: I got these speakers real cheap during an Amazon lighting deal around Christmas 2010. The price was absolutely insane and I couldn't resist picking them up. They sound great during everything I'm doing - PS3? Yep. XBox? Yep. TV? Yep. And they look absolutely beautiful in my living room - Bonus! Word of caution - they are big. I don't know if they HAVE to be that big, but I'll tell you that my wife thinks they're intimidating and too large for her decor.
Summary: We are replacing our old Infinity floor speakers with bookshelf speakers. We tested these speakers against Definitive Technology Studio Monitor 450's and KEF Q300's. The Infinity Classia's would have been our favorite had we been willing to add a sub-woofer. They have the clean, crisp sound we love and amazing highs. However, without a sub-woofer, the lows lacked. If you're willing to purchase a sub-woofer, you'll get an awesome sound with these speakers.
Summary: Overrated. The bass is very detailed and very tight. Unforunately that is the only real good thing about these. The highs flat out suck. If you listen to rock music the crashing powerful sound of symbal drums and guitars is completely overpowered by bass sound. They just do not have bite to them. I imagine these are quite good for home theater as part of a 7.1 system. For 2-channel music not at all. They are very light and small .
Summary: Infinity has one foot in mass market mid-fi and a history of leadership in the high end. What does that mean for this speaker? Well, the sound is really nice. Compared to boutique brands in the same MSRP range, it fits right in. Reviewers quibble about this and that, but none claim that the MSRP is out of wack. At the current blow out prices, around 30-35% of MSRP, they are a steal.... If you like the design. Personally, it looks a little funny to me.
Summary: I finally purchased an Infinity home audio product, a friend back in 86 had a set of tower2, they where the best sounding speakers i have heard. The price,2k. That price is military Germany, so add 2k. I bought a pair of Boston Acoustics 226, than I purchased these. I had the BA's as front, they are now the surround, and most likely will be returned to be replaced by more Classia. This is a bookshelf replacing floor-speakers.
Summary: We bought these to replace some Mirage speakers that blew up right after the warranty ran out. They are quite a bit bigger than what we had before, but the sound is great and so was the price. We are very, very happy with these speakers.
Summary: This is a very nice rear surround speaker if you have room for it, as it is rather large for a "bookshelf speaker." IMPORTANT NOTE: These are sold by an individual speaker, not as a PAIR. When I originally purchased it, I assumed (never assume) that it was a pair. When only one speaker showed up, I was surprised and disappointed, however the good people at Amazon sold me a second speaker at the same price I paid for the first and changed the listing title to more clearly...
Summary: I decided to try out these speakers given that they have great reviews from about.com, and they were originally priced at $700 pair. For around $200 a pair, I thought it's a steal... Well, I was wrong. The speaker is very flimsy - the front grill just snapped right off (plastic broke) without any applied force, and the sound quality is decent for $200 pair speakers, but there's no way anyone will pay much more than that.
Summary: Amazon sent me one speaker to review. I listened to it by removing one of my PSB floor-standing speakers and replacing it with the Infinity Classia C205BK. I was blown away by the fidelity of this small speaker when paired with my Arcam amp and CD player. It sounded on par with the much larger speaker (which cost 7X what Amazon is selling the Classia for!). Sounds are clear and have a wonderful dynamic range. These speakers are well built and come with solid hardware.