Summary: I was hesitant to buy these due to some critical reviews but am glad I did. My system: Yamaha RX-V675 Front Speakers: Sony SS-MB150H bookshelves on stands, 1M high Side Surround: Yamaha NS-IW280CWH Rear: these ones (Yamaha NS-IW480CWH) Center: Yamaha NS-IW960 Subwoofer: Boston Acoustics VR 2000 I...
Summary: Good quality speakers. Installed them in the drop ceiling tiles of a training room in a commercial office building as the mid and rear surround speakers of a 7..2 system. Sounded good at first, and when I laid 2 layers of R-13 insulation over the top the bass improved and they sounded even better.
Summary: I have about 12 pair of these all over my house. I haven't found a better price/performance ratio that these. They aren't the "perfect high-end speaker", but they aren't slouches by any means.
Don't waste your money on more expensive speakers.
19 April 2014
Summary: These speakers rock. I have a Sonos Connect amp pushing 4 of them. Very good sound and decent bass (guessing due to going with the 8" instead of 6.5"). No need for a sub. I have them in my kitchen ceiling and love them.