Awesome performance for the cost, but recommend matching with a subwoofer
2 weeks ago
Summary: I've had these speakers for about 2 weeks now, and I have to say they are AWESOME, and an incredibly good value for the money. I think these sound as good/clean/clear as other speakers I've listened to, costing up to 10 times as much. I listen to everything from rock to blues to jazz to classical, on vinyl, cd, and mp3, and it all sounds great! I can't hear any distortion at all, even at extreme volumes.
Summary: I've always like Yamaha musical instruments and home audio gear. I bought a new Mcintosh amp and thought I would give these to my son and upgrade to a "better" set of speakers. I auditioned the Sonus Faber Olympica IIs at $10k a pair, the B&W 802 which are $18K a pair among other $10k plus speakers. Even though I could afford these more expensive speakers, nothing sounded that much better than these NS-777s which I use in conjunction with a pair of 10" subwoofers.
Summary: I was looking to upgrade from Harman Kardon HKTS 30BQ 5.1 Home Theater, and based on the positive rating on Amazon decided to go with a pair of NS-777 as front speakers, NS-C310 for the center speaker, SW-315 for the sub and NS-333 for the surround. I was so anxious to hear how these things sound so much that I couldn't wait to hook everything up before testing.
Summary: I had Polk Monitor 50 speakers as my front. For music they are decent, but for dialogues they sound extremely sibilant and causes listening fatigue. I was happy with my Yamaha subwoofer so I decided to get Yamaha front and center speakers. These speakers are heavy. I could barely carry them upstairs. Sound quality is coarse and unbalanced out of box. After 20 minutes of breaking in, the sound got a bit better.
Summary: I have to say the customer service at Yamaha was above and beyond what I expected to receive when I called them with a small problem. Treated with respect and everything was taken care of in a very timely manner. It used to be BOSE and Pinnacle sounds but I have to say Yamaha has made some big breakthroughs with this set of speakers.
Summary: I have 4 of these hooked up to a Yamaha RX-V2600 AVR and I have to say they're quite nice. I had Polk sats and a sub before these. The only thing is that they seem to be crying for more power. So I am getting rid of the Yamaha AVR and hooking up an Onkyo TX-NR5009. It just seems that somthing is lacking.
Summary: These are the most amazing and beautiful speakers for the money,if you can still find them.Usual Yamaha quality with beautiful sound.I bought an extra set of bookshelf just to have as extras...
Summary: I did a lot of research before buying, and for sound quality to price ratio it doesn't get any better than these Yammy speakers. I am blown away by the bass, mids and highs. Perfect balance of each. If you've got a small room and turn up the bass on your receiver, you'll find you won't need a subwoofer.