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Insignia™ - Universal Rear Speakers (Pair) - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 138 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very impressed

    Posted
    FrankD
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    I just picked this unit up yesterday and hooked it up last night. It took about 5 minutes to unpack and 5 minutes to hook up to the TV. I used an Optical cable that I already had installed on the TV instead of the Optical cable that came with the speakers. I currently have the receiver and speakers set on the floor behind my recliner. I plan on getting a small table back there to put the receiver and speakers on top of. Even with the speakers sitting on the floor I was immediately impressed with the surround sound effect that this system provides. I currently have a Logitech 5.1 computer speaker system set up as my primary audio source (purchased at Best Buy for about $60). I have it connected to the TV with a 3.5 mm cable. The combination of this speaker system and the surround sound speakers in this review is excellent...and the total cost for both units is only about $130. That is $130 for a 7.1 surround sound system. The sound is very immersive with this combination. I spent a good hour on Youtube last night just playing Dolby surround sound videos (THX and Atmos included) and left so impressed that I can't wait to try it again this evening with some 4K Blu Rays that I also grabbed last night as well. Two big thumbs up for this addition to my audio setup. Just to help with clarification, the transmitter is connected to the TV and the receiver is set behind my recliner. The system is wireless in that sense. The two included speakers connect to the receiver via reasonably long wires (I haven't checked the length yet but I would estimate at least 6 feet) so if you were expecting the speakers to be wireless they are not. Only the receiver to transmitter is wireless.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works well

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

    I bought a LG SJ9 soundbar thinking that it would be able to wirelessly add rear speakers, since you can add multi room etc.. BUT you cannot according to LG at least right now. So I started looking for rear add on speakers and the rocketfish was the one I first looked at but I do not think they have optical or HDMI in or out the Insignia has optical. So decided to go with the Insignia and I have been very pleased. So if you are buying SJ9 or other sound bars and would like rear speakers I would highly recommend these. Do not expect to be blown away but they do add rear channels that sound pretty good. I’m sure you could upgrade the speakers that came with it if needed! Before anyone posts and says it is a Dolby Atmos soundbar and is supposed to simulate the rear speakers so you do not need them! I say bologna, it might not with Atmos content but the SJ9 only has a limited front soundstage for the other 98% of media!!!! Good job Insignia.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice set of remote speakers

    Posted
    RegularFamilyGuy
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Was looking to get some rear sound and an option to listen to shows without sound coming from TV (have kids and wife who sleep in late or go to bed early). These were easy to install and work great. Sound quality is far better than the old 900mhz speakers I used to use. Yes, you have to have actual speaker wires between the 2 speaker connected to the remote unit, but the wires that come with the system are very long and stretch behind the couch so it is no big deal. Comes with an optical cable (many remote speaker systems do not) so I could set it up out of the box in 5 minutes.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Seniors hearing enhanced

    Posted
    FTPC
    • My Best Buy® Member

    We are apartment dwellers. Our HVAC is right off the living room and the furnace sound is dominated by the roaring fire itself, which made my wife turn up the TV a lot. I picked up these speakers..easy to hook up, with a 3.5mm audio plug from TV audio outs. She now has these speakers, no wires to trip over, and can hear TV primary audio regardless of furnace/AC. No more having to blast the TV to where neighbors hear it. Buy these things. Should be good for surround too, going to experiment because there's an audio out from them too.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for sound clarity!

    Posted
    Maverick
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Installed these along with the Insignia sound bar that I already had. Take the optical output cable from TV, put into front control box, then run additional optical cable from there to Insignia sound bar. You will then be able to control both the Insignia Sound bar plus the new Universal Rear speakers to you liking. All works good and for me when I sit in back of room closer to the rear speakers it helps to not have to turn up main sound bar so much.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Speakers To Add to Soundbar

    Posted
    MikeyJ65
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I had to say something about these speakers First of all, I got them on sale for$89.99.I added these to a Sanyo 2.1 sound bar.After hooking everything up with all included cables,I couldn't wait to hear them.I was not disappointed.The pairing process was easy.When I heard them for the first time,I was amazed at how great they sounded.I read reviews all the time.This product is well worth considering,even at the regular price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      InsigniaCustomerSupport

      We are working on offering you a premium experience at a budget, we appreciate your review. If you ever need further assistance don't doubt in getting in contact with us over this line 877-467-4289 we will be more than happy to assist you.

      -Arin. A
      Insignia Support
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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great speakers at a great value

    Posted
    Abbie
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I purchased these speakers to add some extra oompf to our bedroom TV setup. They are absolutely perfect for that! One little speaker on each beside table and you can hear every little sound and whisper perfectly. The setup was quick and easy too with our insignia TV. These speakers, plus the sound bar I also purchased, were cheaper than the other sets that are just a bar and woofer. Overall, I am super satisfied and happy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for the $$

    Posted
    Bryanca
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Got these so my husband could put one right beside his chair and not blow me out with the TV volume, and these are perfect for that. Do keep in mind that there are wires to connect each speaker to the receiver. The sender (I'm not sure what the technical term is) hooks to the TV and wirelessly sends the signal to the receiver, so speakers can be across the room from the TV.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy Setup and Use

    Posted
    Davey

    I have the LG SJ9 using the HDMI ARC port and this speaker set up using the Optical port on the TV. Easy setup and use. Great way to have a more surround sound experience. Need to use the provided remote control to use with everything but I think worth the sound experience. If using the Optical port for sound bar, I suggest using the AUX-RCA ports for this setup as it comes with the cords.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent sound for such small speakers!

    Posted
    texasgreeneyes
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    Our living room isn't very big, but we were having trouble with hearing the TV. I placed these speakers on a table about 6 feet behind us. The sound is great! I combined these speakers with a soundbar which I placed directly beneath the TV after we had mounted it on the wall. The speakers and soundbar work very well together.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great sound

    Posted
    Mike
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    I got this for my grandfather for Christmas because he's been getting hard of hearing and I needed a solution so that the TV wasn't so loud this was that solution I got it at a low price for Christmas and it was easy to set up easy wiring and it works flawlessly it's even easy so he can understand the remote

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Met My Needs

    Posted
    RetiredWarVet
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I have been looking for a set of wireless speakers to set on our nightstands rather than turning the television volume way up. Our bedroom is rectangular so the bed is at the opposite end of the television. These speakers fit the bill. The sound is perfect and they connect perfectly to the sound bar via Bluetooth.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great clarity!

    Posted
    Frankie
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I purchased the pair of Insignia Universal Rear Speakers to pair with my TV's soundbar. I was impressed by the quality and solidity of the components. It was a bit tricky for me, not a techie, to connect but I was finally successful. It adds great clarity and completes the system. Very heavy duty but with a small imprint.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for the price

    Posted
    gustsnc
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    I wanted to have surroud sound in my room. These came in clutch because they are small that they be placed and hidden around my room. The cable I was able to hide behind my bed which is not bad. Had trouble with initial set up, but afterwards they were fine

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent addition to TV sound system

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

    Sound was lower pitched, muffled on some shows. These supplement sound system. Provides clarity to all shows. Used in combination provides good, clear sound. The unit can be used alone and still provides clear sound and can, in effect, replace the sound system.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great add-on to a sound bar

    Posted
    Grape
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    So far this has been a great add-on to my sound bar! It has an optical and rca sound option to turn your 2.1 sound bar into a 5.1 surtound sound system by using a wireless receiver system to connect the rear speakers. So far I'm loving it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love it!!

    Posted
    Arthur
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    Not sure about the negative reviews, not sure what went wrong for them but these sound great no problems. Settings need to turned to regular Dolby (not atmos) for better sound

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Bought as a gift

    Posted
    BRETTBELL
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    This is a well priced item that we bought as a Christmas present for a family member. The loved getting it. They haven't hooked everything up yet - so can't comment on the quality - but the price was great!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent wireless rear speaker

    Posted
    Juzzting
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Very easy to setup. plug and play. Just hook the cords needed that comes in a box and your good to go. Tkes only 5 minutes to setup and good sound quality too.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      InsigniaCustomerSupport

      Hello,

      I am happy to see that you're able to enjoy and delight your ear with these speakers! We appreciate your feedback.

      -Arin. A
      Insignia Support
      Contact us: https://www.insigniaproducts.com/contact-us BBY-ExBrand_Insignia

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love these speakers

    Posted
    Mine
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I was looking for speakers that would allow me to watch TV in my room without having the tv volume up. These worked perfectly. The column is great for me but the others in the house don't hear

    I would recommend this to a friend