Summary: The way the brackets are designed you can take them down in a second and store for the winter but at the same time they use the weight of the speaker to hold them securely to the mounting surface so they won't fall down even with high winds. Mine have survived tornado warning high winds.
Pros: Easy/versatile installation. Sound great for medium sized speakers. Good bass. I have them hooked to an onkyo amp as the "b" channel speakers and honestly if I cranked the volume my neighbors would probably call the cops. I tested them out after installation at a higher volume then I would normal...
Cons: They are larger then other outdoor speakers but I feel like the size plays into the amount of bass they are able to give out. I keep mine high up on my house under the deck above so not an issue. Not using that space anyways and they are paintable so if u paint them they will blend in.
After about 24 hours of play time they start to sound wonderful. They're a great speaker
Bini Windbrook, Amazon
7 January 2015
Summary: They have survived two New England Winters outside. Be aware that they take some time to break in (in order to get optimum sound). I'm guessing this is due to the different materials used to make this an outside speaker (the cone/woofer in particular).
Summary: I tried many outdoor speakers. I ended up with a pair for $99 that are way better. These had a weird hum/sensitivity and the one cabinet had a mounting issue and I could hear some movement from the woofer when it was pushed.
Good sound, but the new ones are already showing ...
Michael Y., Amazon
22 July 2014
Summary: I have two pairs now under the eaves of a beach house, 100 yds from the Gulf of Mexico. Good sound, but the new ones are already showing signs of rust on the grilles, and it's not even a month. The first pair are still sounding good but look terrible after about 18 months.
Summary: Very good outdoor speakers, but not full sound. I don't know that any smallish outdoor speaker will truly satisfy me but these are about as good as any. And for the size and price, they are fine.