Summary: I never thought of such an inexpensive speaker can play such a wonderful music. The sound is very solid, and reflects that this is a well-designed speaker. The treble is clear, the mid-range is precise and the bass is solid. All in all, this is a well-balanced speaker. To add on a subwoofer maybe a plus, however, I feel quite all right without it.
Summary: Purchased these speakers to be used as rear channel speakers. I have Infinity Primus P363 tower speakers for the front channels. The P163's sound very good and as expected they blend perfectly with the P363's. The Infinity Primus line of speakers are frequently highly discounted and when purchased on sale they are a real bargain.
Summary: this was a tough review for me since i am very picky ...........the speakers look great and i like the fact that they are large and look good in a big room....i decided to mount them on the wall with shelves i made to their size so they look cool......but a lil dissapointed i was exepcting a lil more depth or boom out of them for the size of the port they have......
Summary: Pros: Build quality Dynamic range Overall sound quality Very good efficiency Price Warranty Cons: Extremely long break-in (mechanical run-in) period If there has ever been a speaker that needed a long break-in this is it (there is a very good article on mechanical run-in on the Wikipedia). Prospective buyers should be aware that these speakers do not sound particularly good out of the box.
Summary: I am driving these speakers with a HK 1610 AVR which provided about 85 watts per channel of power to these speakers. I am using these speakers as fronts with a Infinity P351 as center, Yamaha nx e700 (my old speakers) as surrounds and Polk PSW 10 sub. I use this system for music and movies (about 60:40). Build/ Looks: The build of the speakers is solid. The finish in black/ grey is very sobre and the speaker will just about blend in nicely with most modern decors.
Really nice sounding and looking bookshelf speakers.
L. Allen "MIX_MASTER_ICE", Amazon
30 April 2014
Summary: These are rather large bookshelf speakers and also fairly heavy. The strength of these speakers is good bass response for a bookshelf speaker Build quality appears to be very nice and they look great with grilles off. Clarity is good and these really shine when you place them on speaker stands.
Summary: I had wanted to try some of the newer Infinity speakers for some time. I have had quite a few Infinity speakers over the years including some of the SM line and RS line. These are a good step up from those. I had a nice set of Polk bookshelf speakers just a little smaller than these, and these blow them away.
Summary: I got a pair of these, mostly for better sound, than was coming out of my 47" Panasonic TV. Wasn't interested in the expense or clutter of a full-blown surround sound system. These sound great, even though played through my older lower-end stereo receiver. They're heavy. I didn't expect to, nor would I attempt to hang them on a wall. Best sounding speakers I've ever owned.