Summary: In the end, hope will not make this thing work. I gave it two weeks and many hours of connecting, reconnecting; updating firmware and re-updating; powercycling, restarting, resetting; reading manuals and web forums; FAQs--you name it. Today, after trying everything one more time it held a connection for 45 minutes then my heart broke as it went back to the usual dropouts and eventually lost the speaker entirely. Sad because when it was connected the sound was impressive.
Difficult to set up with a 10.0.1 etc home network
16 March 2014
Summary: The instructions said to “Disconnect the internet cable from your computer…” What the hey does that mean? My home network is not that simple. I have a router that connects to the cable modem. Both computers are connected to my router via Ethernet cable with wireless turned off on both machines. The router has wireless and there are other wireless access points scattered about my place to allow wireless connections for our iPhones, iPads and laptops.
Summary: I tried to arrive at my rating by being relative to what I would expect given this thing's size and cost (around 200 bucks at this time, cost me 180 from Amazon). Pros: -- Amazing sound from such a compact box, the bass is especially impressive. -- Sounds best when turned up to medium to high volume. -- Bass is serious (you will feel it in your gut) and tight. How they got this kind of bass in this size unit, with only small drivers, I have no idea.
Summary: I absolutely love the sound from these speakers. Everyone is amazed by the quality and robustness of the music. I currently own three and have had to return one for complete failure, but I wouldn't buy another...even at Amazon's crazily discounted price. They're just too unpredictable. For one thing, the indicator lights on the side (showing connectivity) almost immediately fail. I've had three with this issue, so I don't know if they're connecting or not.
Summary: Still trying to find the condition that causes this unit to drop audio. Seems to drop audio when streaming. Drops audio when streaming music/video via iCloud, NetFlix, Hulu, Vevo, etc. (Apple TV, iPad, iPhone 5) Doesn't seem to drop playing music/video stored on iPad, iPhone, or PC.
Great system for the money, just requires a little tweaking!
18 December 2013
Summary: This purchase was one of the very best I made this year. After several failed attempts at finding a good bluetooth/wireless speaker that fit my needs, had great sound, good design, and flexible functionality. While the G-17 is by no means perfect (more below), I gave it 5 stars because, compared to everything else I tried, it was as close as I could get! 1.
Seriously amazing value, just know it's a pain up front to update the firmware and get up and running...
Ted Stevens, Amazon
3 December 2013
Summary: Well, I certainly ran into the issues that all the other lower rating reviews ran into including a difficult speaker setup, the speaker forgot my network the first time I turned it off and I would lose volume control not to mention a large delay before audio would begin playing... however, if you stick with it and are able to step through the required steps to update to the latest firmware via the guide on the klipsch website (just google G-17 firmware and you'll find...
Summary: I purchased this product as 'new' in early September 2013. It arrived promptly in brand new condition. It found my network easily and it sounded so good I bought another one on Amazon a month later. In mid November it stopped working and would not reset, so I contacted Klipsch via email describing the problem. They said it sounded like a problem with the unit and to send them my invoice.
Summary: Great sound from a small package. The gloss finish is handsome. Set up was not easy to connect with a network, but not impossible. What made it difficult was the time the device takes to recognize a different mode. For example, if you change the mode from AirPlay to USB, it take a good 5-8 seconds to play the USB device. I did not know this, and consequently I thought the speaker was defective and kept pushing the mode button.