Summary: So good for the price! Not audiophile quality. The low end frequency is weak for how big the woofer is. But the sound is crisp and they are nice to look at. Plays well at all volumes (to an extent of course).
Summary: Make sure you check the exact dimensions of the speakers, if you're like me and just assume they're small bookshelf speakers, you might be surprised at how large they are. So far they're doing a good job, even after both having fallen 3 feet to the hardwood floor due to cheap speaker stands. I'm not an audiophile and ordered these to replace the tiny side speakers that shipped with my "system-in-a-box" from years ago. They certainly do a better job than those.
Summary: This bookshelf speakers gives a clear sound and great fidelity without distorsion, also at high volume. No need any subwoofer. If you have any sub, and wish to connect it, my advice is to set it for the lowest frequencies, up to 40 hz.
Summary: While no one would mistake these speakers as first-rate for an audiophile, they do a good job without breaking the bank. I use them in one room, to listen to the rather eclectic collection of CDs I have accumulated. These speakers will do a good job for all but the most critical of listeners, better than the quality we have come to accept these days. Delivery was quick, and the items arrived in great shape. For the money, a good choice.
Summary: Recently took an unused room in my house and wanted to turn it into a "music" room. Wasn't looking to spend a bunch, but wanted good sound. After much research, I decided on these speakers, the Yamaha R-S201 receiver, and the Audio Technica LP60 turntable. For around $300 I have a very good sounding system. I've never heard vinyl sound this good. I could've spent MUCH more than I did.
Considering the price, there is good value here. Bit bulky and surprisingly not much bass.
14 January 2014
Summary: I run these speakers with a Yamaha VX673 receiver, a Yamaha C210 center and some old HTiB LG sattelites. No sub yet, as I wanted to see how these bookshelves handled the bass. I'm not big on bass and normally listen at subdued volume, but considering the size of the drivers, I was expecting a deeper bass (I know, it's enclosed, as has been mentioned). I've seen the reviews that bass was a bit lacking, but thought that with my taste, that woulden't be a problem.
Summary: These speakers sound pretty good in stock form but even better with some mods. For more bass (a lot more) you can add two bass reflex ports (available from speaker parts stores) placing one above and between the mid and tweeter and the other below and between mid and tweeter. I found the mid and tweeter too bright and padded them down with several 5 watt cement resistors in series, adding 18 ohms to the tweeter (3 x 6 ohms) and 12 ohms to the mids (3 x 4 ohms).