Summary: I recently purchased a pair of these speakers. The sound quality is very good, but there are serious problems with the system. The remote works about half of the time. At times the remote lets me increase the volume but most of the time I'm not able to increase or decrease the volume using the remote or do it manualy. This is horrible considering these speakers cost $500! Also the instructions for set up are inadaquete.
"Make Sure You Think About the Kind of Customer Help"
3 February 2011
Pros: Sound is good
Cons: This may sound obvious, but every picture I saw of these speakers, the speakers had zero wire(s) showing. I guess this was an unconscious thing, but I thought they were wireless or had some way the wires could be wound-up under the speakers. Wires!!!
Summary: These are the worst speakers I have ever heard as soon as I played something the sound was full of static and hissing, a five dollar pair of speakers sound better. B&W needs to pull this worthless product.
Big Price. Small Sound. Get the Focal XS Satellite Speakers 2.1 Instead!
31 December 2010
Summary: Very disappointing speakers. Especially given their large price tag. Here's my bottom line. If you like superior and lifelike bass response these are definitely not for you. And I'm not talking booming bass. I'm taking solid bass response - clearly and distinctly. I really think the major problem is these are 2.0 speakers thus no separate sub-woofer (a 2.1 system) to adequately handle the bass. They just don't cut it. I also gave these speakers a long burn-in time.
Pros: Small size Visually Attractive Excellent fit and finish Substantial snob-appeal! ;-)
Cons: Fidelity is way, way below par Poor bass response. In fact, make that non-existent bass response! Suffers acutely from lack of separate sub-woofer syndrome Not at all good for Rock/Pop/Funk, etc.or any music requiring adequate bass-response.
Summary: I bought this speakers with my Imac at the same time. I set up my Imac, and used it with out the speaker for about two days, When I finally hook the speaker I was not sure if it was the speakers or the B&W speakers playing. There is hardly any bass coming from the speaker, the sound is ok if you are seating in front of the speakers. They definitely need more amp power. I going back to the apple store and exchange them today.
Summary: First challenge twisting back off from remote. Very tough to do. Secondly instrux never tell you that you have to download software. Even then couldn't get sound to come out, but remote worked wonderfully for Mac speakers! Don't need a $500 remote.
Summary: I bought these speakers to add better sound to a kitchen t.v. (so as to overcome ambient working noise levels in such an environment). The design of this product is good in appearance but poor in execution. The speakers are lightweight although their size belies their actual performance. The sound produced is good, crisp and clear on both vocal and musical program sources. However, after using for about 30 minutes these speakers get excessively hot.
Poor design= overheating and poor service from B&W
22 October 2010
Summary: I got these speakers tuesday, where as they do offer good sound - it won't be for long as they overheat and effectively shutdown. Basically you can't have them in any shelf or enclosed area or too close to hifi/computer equipment as the right speaker (with the amplifier and power) gets too hot and shuts down. I phoned b&w about this issue they said speak to apple...