Summary: I know this is a repeat of things already said here, but here it is anyway. Yes, there are of course better speakers out there, but these do an impressive job for the price. As for context, I'm using these for 2-channel music along with 2 subwoofers (one per channel) with an analog preamp and dual monoblock amps.The soundstage and imaging are quite good.
Summary: Got these speakers, on sale for $60.00 each, for a 2.1 computer sound system. At that price they are good for the money. Not so much at over $100.00 each. They have good all around sound, better bass than expected, good highs, mid's are a bit lacking, might need more break in time, or could be my set-up. Catch them on sale they are a good deal.
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'm using this with a full Infinity speaker set, P363s in front, PC351 center, and these as surrounds. The sound great and play loud and clear. Build quality is definitely solid and they match the fronts perfectly. Be warned they are little large. I have them both on coffee tables in the corners of the room and while they don't take up a huge horizontal footprint, they are taller than I envisioned. Tough sell on the WAF.
Summary: I am just past the 20 hour break in point that other reviewers have reported and they do sound really good. They are being pushed by a Yamaha A-S300 Integrated Stereo Amplifier , also purchased here on Amazon. I know a lot of people use these for 5.1/7.1 systems. They are big speakers. The base alone is 10 inches. I am using them as bookshelf speakers with a Subwoofer.
Summary: What sounds great is only a matter of opinion. If it sounds great to you, than it is great. For what it's worth, these speakers sound great to me. I bought them to replace some similar in size Infinity's (SM-62) speakers I got new back in 1993. Those sounded great too but started to disintegrate over the years.