Klipsch - ProMedia 2.1 Bluetooth Speaker System (3-Piece) - Black

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Turn up your PC audio with these Klipsch Promedia 2.1 Bluetooth computer speakers. The headphone jack and mini-plug input seamlessly connect computers, speakers, tablets, cell phones and gaming systems. These Kilpsch Promedia 2.1 Bluetooth computer speakers enhance CDs, DVDs and audio downloads for high performance sound delivery.

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$179.99

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Overview

What's Included


  • Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 Bluetooth Speaker System (3-Piece)

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
95% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (619 out of 656)

Features


Compatible with most audio devices with a 3.5mm output

Including most Mac and PC computers, smartphones, tablets and MP3 players for wide-ranging use.

100W total system power

65W subwoofer and 18W per satellite. Provides quality sound for games, music and videos.

2 satellite speakers

For immersive sound.

6.5" subwoofer

Provides rich, full-bodied bass.

35Hz - 22kHz frequency response

Ensures accurate sound reproduction.

Built-in power and volume controls

Make operation easy.

Headphone jack

Enables you to connect a pair of headphones for private listening.


Overall customer rating

4.6
95%
would recommend to a friend

Expert Rating

3.5

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Black Friday Fail.

    Posted
    tr92

    I connected my phone to them via aux cable in Best Buy and I was pretty blown away considering they were only $99. I instantly recognized Klipsch as an audio industry titan, then I realized they were Bluetooth and I was sold. I wish I hadn't been so impulsive... but hey, it was Black Friday. PROS - They sound awesome. I listen to a lot of hip-hop and electric alternative music. The subwoofer delivers deep, hard-hitting bass. The speakers are loud and crystal clear; nice highs and mids. CONS -There is not an on/off switch. White noise and random taps/clicks come through the speakers when the volume is turned up then when I turn the volume down the speakers pick up radio signal... Unbelievably irritating. -Klipsch acknowledges the white noise in their speakers in the troubleshooting section on their website, but they offer no solution at all on this set. They suggested turning the speakers off.... THERE IS NO ON/OFF SWITCH!!!!! Do they expect me to unplug my speakers when I'm finished with them? Crazy. --The wire to the speakers is thin and cheap feeling. I'm guessing these cheap wires are the reason the speakers are picking up radio signal... -There is not a Bluetooth switch or any type of pairing mode. Anybody can link up to the speakers at any time and override a physical connection. Yes, if you have the speakers directly plugged into your device, anybody within range can override your speakers. CONCLUSION I don't understand how such a reputable brand could release a product that seems so hastily developed or really just not developed at all. They sound great but Klipsch somehow managed to drop the ball on every other aspect of these speakers. I wish I would have done some research before buying these. I would return them but I can't find the receipt and the closest Best Buy is 2 hours from me. (I was visiting my parents in VA for the Thanksgiving when I bought the speakers)

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Speakers

    Posted
    MEANDYOU
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    So far (about a month) I have been using these speakers on a computer I have setup in our living room, connected to our big screen TV. This system is used everyday, and for several hours most days. I have the speakers, computer, and TV attached to a power strip so that I can turn the power off on the entire system at night. My set of speakers did not come with an on off switch--but about a month earlier, I bought another set of the same speakers for my church. and they had the on off switch. In both cases--so far--I have had no problems turning them off at night. Sound is better than any other set of computer speakers I have purchased in the past, but they are also the most expensive ones I have ever bought. Overall, they make my entertainment system top notch for listening to movies, internet, youtube, music, etc. when compared to all previous computer speakers I have purchased over the years. When I purchased the speakers, I wanted the Bluetooth feature, and used it quite a bit, until I was able to setup my entertainment computer. After that I plugged them directly into the computer using the mini phono plug. One weird thing that happened when I turned on my laptop--which I had previously connected to the speakers via Bluetooth--the laptop found the speakers and attached. Suddenly--even while the speakers were plugged into the running entertainment computer in the living room--the sound from the movie that was playing on the living room computer stopped. Input for sound was transferred to my laptop, so I had to break (un pair) the Bluetooth connection to my laptop, before the entertainment computer would play the sound again. One feature I wish the speakers had was a button to turn the Bluetooth on and off, but this is not a very big problem. Just a pain to have to unpair, change the default Bluetooth device, or turn off Bluetooth all together on my laptop.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Sound and bass is just plain awesome

    Posted
    Sim31
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Just got this bad boy delivered today (Purchased on sale for $99.99) and I had some doubts about this thinking that the sound wouldn't be great and the bass would be just like other typical systems but boy was I wrong! I hooked it up to my PC which was easy to set up, 5 minutes at the most? and this thing has some very high quality sound from the speakers and the sub with bass full max is just mind blowing! I have a Samsung (KM39) 200 watt soundbar with sub for one of my TV's and after hearing the sub with this Klipsch, I think my samsung sub is just a weakling. For anyone worried about bluetooth being on constantly with no way to shut it off unless you unplug the entire unit it self, you dont have to worry if you live in a house instead of a tight space apartment complex since in a house and such, BT only reaches 10 to 20 feet at the most I believe? Imagine this, with my samsung soundbar system which has BT built in, my computer is maybe approximately 15 feet away from it and the BT cuts in and out with a weak connection, so BT being open on this Klipsch set is not a worry to me since I doubt anyone would be right beside my bedroom window trying to connect to my speakers via BT playing whatever they please because they would have a hard time keeping a connection or it just cutting out completely. If you are on the verge on getting this... Just do it! Its a very nice unique rich set and looks great with my PC!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    There's better

    Posted
    Mike34

    I've had the Klipsch Promedia 2.1 for quite a while. They were impressive initially next to the garbage that was offered but now there's better speakers. I fell into the marketing of THX and reviews. When I first bought them, I thought they sounded shouty compared to my Infinity speakers I've had, from the cheap bookshelves to the expensive towers. BUT these were computer speakers and nothing else except Bose was in the upper quality range so while not perfect, they would do. The speaker quality Klipsch is known for, or complained about, is being bright or with excessive treble. With these, it's not really treble but excessive upper midrange and lack of lower midrange. They just sound shouty or irritating after listening for a long time, but they were computer speakers. I've been using these Klipsch Promedia 2.1 speaker recently on my bedroom television. The sound was wearing on me and the subwoofer was going out like so many have, so I thought about buying the Yamaha NS-SP1800BL. For a home theater speaker system with an 8" powered subwoofer, they were cheaper than the Promedia 2.1 which was really surprising. I had an old home theater receiver to use with them so I tried them. Surprising these Yamaha speakers sounded awesome and had none of the irritating shoutiness of the Klipsch or other anomalies in the sound quality. Just surprised that many feel these Klipsch sound great when fair is about the best I would say. Plus the common reliability issues other than Subwoofer going out, were the control pods going out. I had to replace it once already. I would not recommend this set today, there is better.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not bad

    Posted
    ToyGeek
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I've had a set of Logitech Z3s for around 10 years and I'm still impressed with their output of a properly equalized feed. I wanted a second pair of these for around the house and saw this Klipsch set. I read a lot of reviews and felt old when most reviewers said, "Not bad for a set of "No Name" brand speakers" or "I took a chance on a set of "No Name" brand speakers and I like them". Klipsch started making high end speakers in Arkansas in 1946. The Klipsch horn was revolutionary. I wish the unit I picked up had been a Version 2 with class AB amp circuits which many prefer over the class D circuits in the Version 3 available today. The sound quality of my ProMedia 2.1 is “different” from my Z3s. I got both on sale for around the same price so the comparison is fair. There are other higher rated 2.1 speaker sets but they are considerably more money than these. Both speaker sets require equalization and both sound good once equalized to taste. The ones I like better depends on what I’m listening to. If I had to pick one I’d go with the ProMedia. They have more realistic sounding satellites but while the bass gets louder than the Z3s, I prefer the bass quality of the Z3s. The Klipsch bass is boomy, the Z3s tighter which I prefer. The Z3s sound better balanced at low volume but the Klipsch sound impressive at medium to higher volumes.I’d love to try mixing the set to see what happens. Overall I’m satisfied with the ProMedias considering what I paid and would recommend them when you see them on sale. The only negative is the subwoofer hum. I'm not sure if they all do it but mine hums a lot. I had to pick up a ground loop hum filter which reduced the hum by around 90%.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good sound quality but a weird problem with mine

    Posted
    HawaiiSunshine
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    They went on sale for a pretty steep discount, which is why I bought them. I was impressed with the sound quality, however a few things I think they need to improve on. 1) Speaker wires feel pretty thin and cheap, they are hard-wired into the speakers. I would have preferred proper connectors and user replaceable wires in case you want to upgrade or if a pet chews on it. 2) No way to switch off bluetooth or select between bluetooth and 3.5mm. Feels like an after thought feature. you must disconnect bluetooth to get it to stop. 3) The problem why I returned them, my unit was picking up some phantom static radio stations, which was annoying as heck only way to get rid of the sounds was to turn it off. I love Klipsh, but these speakers really need some improvement to stay relevant these days with all the competition. For the price, you really can't get better sound quality just make sure yours doesn't come with the Phantom Radio Stations. I replaced this with a 10x more expensive setup and haven't looked back, I bought their R-15PM powered speakers and a R110SW subwoofer. I know these don't compete in the same category, but if you want to play you gotta pay really...

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Took it back to the store

    Posted
    Matthewl0799
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Sound quality is 4.5 stars. Would be 5 but the sub can get a little boomy/muddy. Two huge complaints with this system. One is there is no power button. It's just on all the time. The second issue is, being on all the time it kept making a popping/thumping noise. At first I thought it was the auxiliary plug touching something, so I covered the exposed plug with electrical tape (the aux cable/plug is not removable). That didn't work. Those issues along with the bright blue led light always on were more than enough reason for the return. Another minor issue is the bluetooth connectivity. There is no security. I had bought this for my desk at work and the other guys I work with found they could connect to it when I wasn't connected. Ended up if I forgot to turn the volume down, my coworkers found they could play anything they wanted through my system. By anything I mean from loud screams to flatulence sounds through this system. Now normally I would find this hilarious if it happened to someone else, but the humor is gone when it happens to you. Returned and bought the Logitech system which has a power button and no BT.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    The reviews were wrong on this one

    Posted
    Iamlogan
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Before the Nintendo Switch came out I upgraded my whole living room. One of the things bought was these speakers because speakers my new 60" TV's are horrible. I was in the store walking around and I decided to test out the available speakers. I've used computer speakers before with a TV so there I am checking them all out. You could definitely hear the difference between "the other" speakers and this one. In the store it sounded like a Bose system.just my luck a sale was going on AND they had an open boxed item. Never had a problem before so I got them. There were a couple down sides. There's no remote and it does not pick up the TV volume so you physically have to get up and change the volume..a lot. Something's are loud while others quit..or the worst ones where the show is low but the commercials are super loud. But it was worth it for the sound quality. Around day 20, the power went out and it shorted out the system. The white dot became blue. I googled and searched and could not find an answer. I did learn that these speakers are meant to be left on 24/7, while not in use they pull less then 1 watt, but as I said there is no powers on and off switch so when the power shorted.. there was no fixing it. Best Buy was AMAZING and let me exchange it even though it was just past the return policy. So speaker set #2, excited.. get home set it up, that very night the speakers were crackling at normal volume..so they got packed up again and back I went. This time I got an LG sound bar and I'm SO much happier! These speakers would be killer with a computer set and maybe I just got 2 duds, but if you do buy them, get the geek protection.. you never know when they might blow.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

What experts are saying

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

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