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Awesome bookshelf speakers!
on May 23, 2013
I was looking to replace my great sounding but VERY heavy cabinet speakers and receiver/tuner with something smaller. Wanted something that I could easily place up on a shelf and that sounded at least half as decent as my klunky Sansui ones. I found these on sale for $39.99 here and thought I'd take a chance. They were a relatively new item, but...they were covered by Amazon so what could I lose?
When I got the speakers I was very impressed by the sound quality. They had excellent upper, mid-range and wonderful bass response. I think some of the people who said the treble was bad or bass was "muddy" must've gotten a defective pair. I listen to so many different genres of music and they all sound awesome through these. The treble is crisp and clear and the bass booms just right for my taste. Even with the deepest lows the sound doesn't distort at all. I have certain bassy songs that I use as speaker testers and these suckers handled them fine. Just for the record, I'm playing music through my Sansa Clip Plus on the Jazz equalizer preset. That sounds universally the best through most of my speakers. All speakers/sound systems need a particular setting to make them shine the best. These are no different. Just tweak it a bit.
I will mention that I had to send the first set back because the knobs felt a bit loose to me. Might've just been my electronical paranoia. Anyway, got the replacement set and everything was fine in the knob department. Speakers sounded the same as the first pair. No problems there. Both the Accessory Power and Amazon folks were very fast, friendly and helpful with getting things straight.
In closing, I'd say that if you can't afford an overpriced Bose system, these things are a very above average sound alternative. They look pretty cool too. Kinda retroish in a way. Give 'em a try! I'm thrilled with them and am SOOOOO glad to have something smaller in my bedroom. My life feels so much less cluttered now.