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Decent speakers, but not top tier.,
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This review is from: Yamaha NSAW350W Durable All Weather Speaker System (Electronics)
I've had these speakers for a week or so. They are a fairly large sized speaker, so make sure to measure if placing in "tight" places. When doing my research for this purchase, I of course visted Amazon as I always do, but I also went to a local Best Buy, where they had a variety of outdoor speakers to choose from. I must be honest when I say I'm a Klipsch man at heart, and if I was willing to spend and extra $200.00 on a pair of outdoor speakers, I would have bought the Klipsch speakers. In my honest opinion the sound quality of the Klipsch speakers had a fuller more natural sound compared to the Yamahas; I find the Yamahas to be a little on the "tingy" side. I've owned various speakers in the past including polk (which I hated) Klipsch, Yamaha, etc. Nothing beats Klipsch speakers, but for the money these speakers are definitely a great buy. One more thing about these speakers; actually the mounting brackets that come with the speakers. The mounting brackets attach to the speaker in a way that makes you have to mount the speaker vertically instead of horizontally in order to direct the speaker to get the best sound imaging. I really wanted to mount horizontally, because I thought they looked better up in the corners of my porch area, but in order to direct the speakers down towards the listening area I had to mount vertically. It would have been nice to be able to position the speaker either way, but unfortunately this is not the case. Anyways, good speaker for the price, but still doesn't sound as nice as a good pair of Klipsch. As always you get what you pay for.