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Insignia™ - 2-Way Indoor/Outdoor Speakers (Pair) - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 674 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for Amateur Radio Use

    Posted
    DMATx
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    I purchased these as "open-box" from Best Buy's eBay storefront, as the local BB didn't have the OB units in stock. My intent for these speakers is a little different than most folks', I imagine - I wanted to use these as external add-on speakers for my two amateur radio transceivers, since the built-in speakers on both units leave much to be desired. I didn't want to spend a lot, and while I had tried CB radio speakers, they didn't quite have the tonal quality I was looking for. I connected the Insignias with some spare speaker wire hooked up to 1/8" stereo plug-to-screw-terminal adapters (the + side of the wire goes to the L terminal, the - side of the wire goes to the ground terminal). Lo and behold, they work great! It's much easier to discern voices over the air that I was having trouble with before; I was concerned that the tweeter might introduce too much background hiss, but these speakers sound great. As I only needed one speaker for each radio, the set of 2 was a great value, especially as an "open-box" buy - these are just like brand new. Just to test them, I did hook them up to my Insignia mini shelf system, and while they didn't have the fullness of the system's original speakers, they sounded pretty good - nice crisp highs and warm mids, albeit with less bass response. I can only wonder how they would do after a break-in period. I can't comment on how they would stand up to the outdoor environment, but they are pretty solidly constructed. All in all, if you're looking for an all-around decent-sounding utility speaker, check these out!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    What a Pleasant Surprise!

    Posted
    Mark
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    Seeing the price of these speakers, I kept my expectations well in check. To be honest, I expected these speakers to sound like a cheap boombox, but this in NOT the case at all. They sound very good! There is no emphasis on any particular frequency, the response is smooth, and these little speakers can produce pretty good sound levels with high quality of sound, especially when you use a good source to drive them. Of course, with frequency response starting at 90Hz there is no real bass to speak of, but whatever little "bass" they do produce is well controlled and actually pleasant to listen to. These speakers are not boomy and they will not cause your ears to hurt from ear-piercing highs or mids. I like these little speakers so much, I think I will get another pair to better balance the sound in the backyard. This really is a "best buy". Get them! At this price it's impossible to go wrong.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Pool side use, fills backyard with sound

    Posted
    john8228
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    These speakers are exactly what you pay for (actually better than what you pay for). 40 bucks is a very reasonable price to pay, I purchased them due to my old speakers breaking, have had them a few seasons now and really enjoy the sound by the pool side. The sound is reasonable even on my deck which is about 60' away. Due to the volume having to be up I'm purchasing a second set for the deck since they are the deal of the day for half price. I have a complete bose system powered by an Onkyo reciever #also a split system using an old Pioneer quad for music on the main 4 speakers# and wouldn't even attempt to compare nor would I compare it to my bose 601 system. But for a total of 60 bucks my yard will be filled with sound which is of an average quality. Don't expect high definition for 40 bucks, but I don't think you would be disappointed in what you get. For the price I'm not to worried if the basketball from the pool breaks one since I think I have already gotten my 40 bucks worth.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Decent speakers at a good price

    Posted
    MattL
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    I bought these to use at Height speakers in my Atmos setup. Just upgraded my receiver to a 9.2.4 setup and wanted to jump in to Atmos at a low cost. I've been pleasantly surprised at how well these perform. I cannot install ceiling mounted speakers so I have to deal with height only. These small speakers put out a lot of good quality sound and I had intended to upgrade at some point but after owning these for few weeks I will be using these long term. They would be a good choice for outdoor speakers on a patio or such, but be aware there is some lacking in base. not an issues in my application.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Got more than I bargained for!!!

    Posted
    vegasbeachbum
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    I have to start out by saying that I haven't hooked these up or listened to them yet so can't judge the sound. I'm not expecting that much as these will go on a small mini-stereo system, but I have to get someone to do some hole-drilling in the wall where I want these speakers mounted before I hook them up. I'm sure they will sound better than the cheap speakers that came with the Sony minni-stereo so if they wind up sounding even better, I'll be delighted. I expected to see the speakers in the box but not the wall mounts with included hardware, so that was a nice surprise. These seem very durable and will be very easy to hook up. They were nicely packaged and were delivered to me by Best Buy without problems, since they were out of stock in the local store. For what these are I think you will be very pleased, too.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not intended use

    Posted
    Blackstar
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    I had a central speaker on an entertainment center go out and needed a quick fix. This set was the cheapest acceptable set I could find. I’m only using one but it’s loud enough. Had to play with the settings to help it blend into the system. With the sound I’d like to use them on their own and may in the future. Also because of their sound I may swap out L-R channels or surround sound speakers of my entertainment system to see how they’ll work. I haven’t used as a set yet which I lament and haven’t tested the “indoor/outdoor” capability. Good enough sound and straight forward integration makes this set of speakers a potential for any sound/media setup you can dream up

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Much better than expected

    Posted
    akmac
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    I wanted to add satellite speakers to my bathroom as part of a whole-house project, but did not want to do in-ceiling speakers since I have a vapor barrier in that ceiling. These were the right size, and I wasn't too concerned about how they would sound. What a surprise when I first turned them on! The highs are crisp and clear, mids give lots of detail, and the bass was more than I expected. I have them corner loaded at the end of the long run of the room, which obviously helps with the bass, but the mids were where I was most impressed. The much-welcomed added benefit is, my wife agrees with me on the choice!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    You can't go wrong for the money.

    Posted
    btntx

    I bought a pair or these to provide music for a Christmas light show in our front yard. After a little fussing with my equalizer they sounded very impressive. I played mostly smooth jazz holiday music and the pianos, saxophones, and vocals were very bright and clear. My neighbor didn't believe me when I told him that they are the cheapest outdoor speakers that you can buy at Best Buy. They will only play down to 90Hz so there was not an issue of bass frequencies bleeding into our neighbors houses (perfect for our application). You can't rock a house party with them but they are perfect for providing good quality ambient audio.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Junk-you get what you pay for (and less)

    Posted
    JonWeber
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    Junk-you get what you pay for (and less). These have no bass and do not take very much power. On the other hand, if sound quality rivaling the worst pair of computer speakers you've ever gotten to hear is your entire goal, then these are five stars. My reference point for speakers of this size are Radio Shack Minimus 7 speakers from the 1980s-1990s, which are a -superior- buy to these if you can find a used pair someplace. Potential uses: paperweights, footballs, surround sound speakers for a poor-quality home theater, noisemakers for those times when you need some type of sound to surround you but do not care if the sound is of a high-quality (i.e. you need a noisemaker, not a loudspeaker, nor a speaker).

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for surround sound

    Posted
    elsneian

    I love these speakers for my surround sound. I have been told by many that my surround sound system is one of the best and most pleasing to the ears that they have heard. Now i'm not saying these would be good in a room dedicated to home theater, but they are small and therefore take up very little space, which is pleasing to my spouse. If you are going to get these for surround I suggest you have a really nice center channel and a good sub. They are great "surround" speakers. Musically they lack a bit. The mid is sloppy and there is virtually no bass but for 40 bucks these are great.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Insane for the price!

    Posted
    killaman2187
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    I felt the weight of these and saw they handle a decent amount of power, so at $24 bucks open box I thought what the hey I'll check 'em out. Liked them so much I just bought a second pair at full price for my rear speakers to finish my thousand dollar hodge podge home theatre system. I use two difinative bi polar speakers for my left/right, BIC center, and a BIC 12" sub. But the key is I put the bulk of my budget into my 1300 watt Dennon receiver. Sounds insane! Screw buying pre packaged sound systems for 2k-3k and up. Just match components based on your needs. I have a small home theatre room so I just don't need towers.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great indoor/outdoor speakers!

    Posted
    f3l0ny33
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    I was blown away by the sound and volume these little speakers put out. I couldn't imagine Insignia made a decent pair of speakers. I was hesitant to purchase these since their computers are lets say...bottom of the barrel. For the price you get a pair, and they look decent as well. On top of that, they are indoor and outdoor as well. I have them hooked up to a 200w Sherwood amp, and they sound great! I bought them to use outside on my large patio. You will not be disappointed with these. I intend to buy another pair!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Small speakers with big sound

    Posted
    WhatDoIThink
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    I purchased this speaker package based on the reviews. I was looking for small speakers with good sound and small budget. I was impressed with the performance, sound quality and construction of these speakers. They reproduce mid and high range very clearly. I use the speakers with a small inexpensive sub-woofer and was blown away with the sound quality of the system. I have had many coworkers comment on the sound quality of the speakers as I use the system in a shop environment.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Decent value, but don't expect miracles

    Posted
    Muskehound
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    Bought these to eventually go outside, thanks to the useful mounts provided. Currently they're sat in my lounge as temporary front speakers before I invest in something a bit more hefty. For the price paid, they don't do a bad job but you can definitely hear flaws in frantic scenes in home theater. Paired with a sub they might fare quite well, however I have smaller speakers (that cost more, naturally) that produce clearer sound. Good budget choice, would buy again.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Big Bang For you Buck

    Posted
    VanDaMan
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    For the money I spent on these they are well worth it. I use them in the garage and they are exactly what I needed. For patio or auxiliary room sound they will get the job done. I would want more for my main system in the house but for the purpose they serve they do it very well. I see nothing wrong with these speakers for the price. If you are expecting Bose sound from these then you should get a reality check. FOr the price they have my garage rocking when I am doing shop stuff.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Sounded like they were blown when installed.

    Posted
    Brian0214
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    I hooked up these speakers on my front eaves for my Christmas show. The brackets that came with the speakers were very easy to install as well as the speakers. I hooked these speakers up to a Onkyo receiver and started playing Christmas music through them. Right off the bat they sounded as if they were blown. I thought maybe it was my FM transmitter so I put a CD on and still the same horrid sound. I verified and checked my wiring and still the same.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Descent speaker for the price

    Posted
    BlackRose
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    Im currently using 4 of these speakers as surround sound satellite speakers for my home theater. They claim to support 100watts rms each and so far my home stereo that pushes about 100watts rms per channel has yet to cause any issues with these speakers. If you want a cheap speaker for satellites in a home theatre system, these work great!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not bad at all.

    Posted
    teammaxim

    I bought these speakers on sale for $30 and I'm not disappointed. I mounted them in the kitchen for my receiver's Zone 2 function. The sound quality isn't outstanding but they're clear and loud enough for a smaller room. Additionally, the included brackets are of decent quality and are versatile enough for different mounting scenarios.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great

    Posted
    Skubz
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    I had purchased one set prior to this that are for a television that I have outside and the speakers are mounted under the awning . For the money you can not beat these speakers .. sound is good they handle a fair amount of volume and sound clean . They have currently been outside throughout the seasonal changes of upstate New York and still work just fine Only issue I have had is one screen came loose .. but it clips right back into place!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good, low-cost, outdoor speaker.

    Posted
    Scot
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    These are very versatile little speakers. I have four around the pool in the backyard, and a pair in the carport. They sound great. I also use a pair for computer speakers. If they last as long as their three-way predecessors, I will be extremely happy. I have gotten 2 to 3 years use around the pool, uncovered, mounted on the fence. The bass is not very powerful when used outdoors, but I do not have a sub woofer when I use them for the computer speakers.

    I would recommend this to a friend