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Klipsch - Icon 5-1/4" Bookshelf Speakers (Pair)-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.2 out of 5 stars with 21 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Value

    Posted
    Rob1221

    Just installed these speakers in a large great room. It's at my mother's house so it was a simple 2 speaker system. No subwoofer, no surround sound. I was worried that there would not be enough bass. The room has a 25 foot ceiling. Afterall, these speakers are only $300. I compared them to the Bose 310. Wow, was I surprised. The Klipsch just blew them away. The sound was superb. I paired these with an inexpensive Yamaha 550W receiver ($219.00). The Yamaha receiver has everything, including HDMI switching (2 input ports), 5.1 surround sound, and an optional iPod dock (not necessary with the front input headphone plug). This proves that you do not need to spend $1000's on a great sounding system. I will be buying these for my home surround sound system as front speakers. The horns in these are stellar!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Maybe good for some music, not mine.

    Posted
    honestEd

    Based on the good reviews, I bought the Klipsch VB-15. Obviously some or many people like the speakers. Here is my experience. In our living room my wife and I noticed the hard, perhaps even harsh or metallic sounds especially the trebles. We tried several types of music: violin, guitar, symphonic, klezmer and vocal. We decreased the treble two notches in our receiver and increased the bass one notch. That improved it somewhat. The next night four other adults evaluated the speakers with the same music and all agreed that the sounds were hard. To be fair, other people may like that type of sound, perhaps especially with certain types of music but we returned the speakers.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Speakers!

    Posted
    Anonymous

    Amazing Speakers. Very clear. I was looking for small speakers suitable mainly classical music and a lot of early vocal music. EVERYTHING sounds great on these speakers. Plenty of low end to forgo the sub woofer for now. One small complaint is that they (along with most speakers) sometimes crackle when I have it turned up playing choral music with high soprano singing. I expect if I paid more money, I wouldn't hear the crackling. But other than that, the best speakers at Best Buy (at least in the speaker section I was at). Way better than the more expensive Bose speakers right next to them. Now it sounds like I've got an orchestra in my living room!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love Kilpsch

    Posted
    DarthTyrael
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Sounds great. I have these as part of a kilpsch 5.1 setup, i have my vb 15s and this mounted on shelves around the mounted tv with a vc 25 and it looks great. these are powerful for their size, and produce nice clean sound. If you want something with power, but son't want those big tower speakers in your room these are great. Unless your going high end like mirage or martains do your self a solid and listen to the wide range of frequecies klipsch produces when compared to other brands.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good speakers, sharp sound

    Posted
    fphome
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver Member

    These speakers were a replacement for a pair antique bookshelf KLH Baroness speakers. The new technology required larger than expected setting changes on the receiver to get the sound rich and full. Initially they were very sharp with little base tone. After adjustment they sound very good with rich base and clear highs. Crank them up and they really perform. These are truly bookshelf units as they are small and light weight, the grills are stylishly done and the black finish fits in anywhere.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Speakers

    Posted
    Russ3103

    I have been searching for a new pair of front speakers for my surround sound for some time now. All my other speakers are Klipsch so I new I wanted to replace my fronts with the same brand as my others. I looked in the Magnolia section and everything was just way beyond my current budget. Then the sales man showed me these and I loved them. They are kind of big and bulky, but once I installed them it was worth it. The sound that these produce is definetly better than other comparible speakers and the price is better as well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great deal!

    Posted
    ppearson281
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Got these when they went on sale b/c the next year's version had been released and got a GREAT value. These were the first two speakers I purchased for my set and so far so good. Sometimes there is a crackling but I think that it as issue with my cable provider, not the speakers. I am not an A/V expert but I have to imagine that these would suffice for someone with the highest of expectations for their system. Not sure I'd pay full retail price, but if available at a discount they are worth heavy consideration.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Front Speakers

    Posted
    JJB
    • My Best Buy® Member

    This is my first surround sound system. I have these speakers with the pioneer receiver($209), Samsung 40inch LCD HDTV, Xbox 360/PS3 and it sounds amazing...At the moment I am only using these paired as my front speakers and i can't wait to add a sub,rear speakers and a center speaker. I plan on buying the sony or insignia bookshelf speakers just have the full surround sound exerience for the time being...Eventually i will buy 2 more Klipsch's for the rear. Great product

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Klipsch Rocks!

    Posted
    alex1054

    I bought these for surround speakers in a 5.1 home theater system, and all i can say is WOW! these speakers could easily be used for front speakers! They Reproduce sounds youve never heard and i spent the first 2 hours thinking...what was that! (sounds coming from the rear speakers) Im sold on klipsch. more money, but you have to remember, "you get what you pay for" and it will be worth every penny spent once you listen to these!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazingness

    Posted
    irishpirate1321
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver Member

    I picked these bad boys up along with the rest of my sound system, these paired with a set of VF36 towers, the Icon Dual 5 1/4, the 10 in Sub and a Dennon reciever....WOW!!! Amazing product well worth the price, you can hear things so much more vividly, all the subtle back tones and the stuff behind you sounds like its really there, it brings the movie experience to a whole new level, buy a blu-ray also

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    FANTASTIC!!!

    Posted
    frank219

    i absolutely love these speakers! They have exceeded all of my expectations and i cant say enough about them. Bought these as a replacement for an older set of boston acoustics and needless to say, these are 100 times better. Awesome clarity! highs sound crisp and clear, and bass response is great for speakers of this size. will be purchasing the matching center channel soon. If you are looking for a nice, well rounded speaker; look no further.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very good buy for the price

    Posted
    louneson
    • My Best Buy® Member

    These speakers are great in the mid to high tones and have acceptable bass range. But be warned they due take a while to break-in. Strait out of the box they are fairly tinney. With there high effiency they are an excelent match for my Denon avr 391. Even with its low power the volume they produce is more than enough for a midsized room.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great rear speakers for surround sound.

    Posted
    Brad0871

    I use these speakers as my rear speakers for a 5.1 channel surround sound. They added so much sound to my system that was missing before. If you want a high quality home theater system do not use these for your primary speakers because they only handle 75w max and most 5.1 channel push out 105w or more.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    What else do you expect from Klipsch?

    Posted
    thequoth
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver Member

    great speakers. I am running them with others very similar to them with a Denon 7.1 receiver. Some people reported these speakers to be a little tinny, but they sound full and rich to me. They are called "Bookshelf Speakers" but it would still be nice if there was a mount on the back so they could be hung.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very pleased with vb-15 bookshelfs

    Posted
    endzonne

    These are by far the best speakers I have owned. They put out a clean & powerful sound. Great for my home theater & for music too. But at first they sounded high pitched & brassy. After maybe 6-7 hours they broke in & smoothed out beautifully.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Sund Performance for the Money

    Posted
    V83
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver Member

    The sound is great, speakers look great and sound even better than most other expensive speakers on the market, use a klipsh sub woofer and you'll be rocking the house.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    To tinny sounding

    Posted
    westcoastGH
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Both my wife and I thought they sounded to "tinny". Just did not like the way they sounded. I returned them and bought some floor speakers which were cheaper but sounded much better.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    low end

    Posted
    jmaffia
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver Member

    Very tinny sound. Good for high - but not good for overall home stero use. I thought Klipsch was a good brand - but I heard they only make these for best buy. Not good.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great! Period!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Posted
    chilliiman
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver Member

    these are a great set of bookend speakers for a home theater!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome!!

    Posted
    brassa

    rich, powerful, CLEAR, SOUND QUALITY WITH VIRTUALLY NO DISTORTION..AWESOME!

    I would recommend this to a friend