Summary: I normally don't post reviews but in this case I feel it's appropriate. I was suspicious about the overly positive reviews of these speakers however, after having time to listen and compare them to the speakers I had, some old KLH and Bose outdoor speakers. I must admit that these Yamaha speakers sound fantastic! They have a full, clear, warm, well rounded sound and I'm beyond impressed with them.
Summary: I purchased a pair of Polk Audio outside speakers from SAM's Club for $200. Each failed twice and Polk Audio stopped making the design and would not repair or replace under warranty any longer. I researched "best outdoor speakers" and time and time again Yamaha came to the top for the least cost. These speakers produced a full quality sound for less than $100 and they have a very defined look all in black. They have several mounting options. I am very satisfied.
Excerpt: I purchased two sets and use all four speakers in my barn. They are hooked up to a Yamaha Tuner/Amp and it is a nice system. They will not give you the "surround sound" that some people are looking for, but they are noiseless and sturdy. The sound is better than expected, but you can easily overdrive the bass to cracking.
... pair for about $90 and I think they sound great. It took a little work to get them ...
Austin Rob "Rob", Amazon
18 August 2014
Summary: I got the pair for about $90 and I think they sound great. It took a little work to get them to fit on the speaker stands that were already mounted in our house (I think the last owner must have had some tiny Bose or something). They do come with their own mounting hardware though, if you aren't lazy like me, you can go that route. I use them inside, but I have seen them used in a lot of outside bars around here, so I think they are pretty hardy outside.
... over 2 months now and can say I'm very happy with the purchase
16 August 2014
Summary: I've had these speakers for over 2 months now and can say I'm very happy with the purchase. The plan was to mount these on the back porch and run cables from the living room system. Wasn't able to do this at first due to the very long cable runs that would have to run under the house and then some outside. Installed speakers on back porch and hooked them up to an old philips low-watt portable radio to see how they sound.
Was a great addition and they did look great but now.....
29 July 2014
Summary: Installed them outside on our deck pointed towards our pool and they sound great! Loud and clear sound. build quality is very good! I used the included speaker mounts and they were easy to install, work great and look great. Very pleased with these speakers. They are bigger than other outdoor speakers but they look really good. So far they are facing the sun and haven't noticed any yellowing in the plastic.