Summary: they were worth the purchase I was expecting a little more with the klipsch name on it but they are far and above better than the bose ones i bought from one of the warehouse clubs. They are solid and sound decent just a little weak.
Summary: I'm a bit of a stickler for clear, undistorted stereo speaker sound especially at higher volumes. I did the research and settled on these Klipsch 's for our back patio / pool area. I mounted them under our elevated deck to protect them from direct exposure to the elements. So far I have been very impressed. Bass response is excellent, mid and high ranges are sharp and clear even when I crank up my Yamaha reciever. Very happy with the purchase.
Summary: I have an outside covered deck that is in a mountainous area that gets 150 inches of rain a year, ie., I live in a Hawaiian rainforest. I had tried normal speakers that the speaker cones turned to mush. But they were cheap so no big deal. I finally sprung for these Klipsch speakers after reading all the reviews from others. And I concur. They are worth the price especially if you have Amazon Prime and don't have to pay for shipping. There is a downside.
Summary: I purchased these in the Spring of '07 and installed them outdoors above by deck in Massachusetts. I left them out in the Winter. They worked great until the Spring of 2012, at which time one of the two developed a bad buzz on deep base notes. It's hard to get the cover off to look inside. I think the woofer must have given out. If I can't fix it, I'll probably buy another pair even though only one has given out.