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Klipsch - Icon Dual 4" 2-Way Bookshelf Speaker (Pair)-Angle_Standard

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 96 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Rounding Out the Klipsch Sound Stage

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

    I have been upgrading the sound system in my dedicated home theater since December. I am replacing my current Onkyo HTS-500 speakers of ten years with the Klipsch Icon series. My first upgrade purchase was the Klipsch Icon KF-28 floor speakers and the KC-25 Center Channel speaker. They are connected to an Onkyo 800 series receiver and sound great! But the Onkyo surround speakers just don't have enough to keep up with the Klipsch speakers. So I saved up enough money recently to purchase the Klipsch KS-14 Surround Speakers. First, they fit perfectly in my theater and they mount flush to the wall. My Onkyo surrounds are rear ported and they needed to be mounted on brackets so that they are several inches away from the wall. This always posed a problem as they stick out from the wall and you have to duck when walking past them. The Klipsch surround speakers look nice and fit snug against the wall - no more ducking! They are also night and day difference in sound. I have them mounted parallel to the rear seating and a few feet above ear level. These speakers really fill the rear sound stage. Since the speakers wrap-around (crescent shaped), I suspect they would really do well in the rear corners of a room; bouncing the sounds around the listener. So far I am very pleased with these speakers and the rest of the Klipsch Icon series. Movies and Music are clear and really fill the room. I recommend adding these to your sound system. My next upgrade will be a Klipsch Subwoofer - I can't wait!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    "Best Buy Exclusive"

    Posted
    angrycustomerboston

    I see that there are nothing but 5 star reviews for these speakers, and if those people genuinely enjoy them believe me I am not going to try to sway their opinion. There is a reason that the grill is not easily removable. In order to remove the grill an allen key is needed. I would like to make clear that I did not pay full price for these speakers, I would never pay full retail for them. I paid 96$ for them after tax. I hooked them up to my Onkyo TXNR709 as rear speakers and was overwhelmed with a feeling of great hollowness. They in NO WAY complimented my B&W 684 towers. Curiosity got the better of me and after finding my allen keys I removed the grill to find a 4" paper woofer cone and with a foam surround. Really Klipsch? My fathers Bose speakers from the stone age employed this technology and sound is 100x better. I encourage anyone to go and inspect their speakers further, you will be thoroughly disappointed when you discover a woofer cone that looks like It was pulled out of a $20 dynex boom box. For 279 these are completely overpriced, and even at 96 I returned them. The tweeters do their job but the rest of the sound stage created by these speakers is just lifeless and boring. Buyer beware.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    AWESOME rear speakers, GREAT fronts

    Posted
    akisok2
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    I bought these (a pair) to use as my new center channel speaker (wired in parallel) because they fit perfectly in the cubbies of my existing entertainment cabinet. They are designed to be rear speakers in a home theater, and are AWESOME in that regard. The unique design of these speaker gives a wide dispersion of the sound field, meaning that those sounds coming through the speaker achieve an amazing breadth and depth making it seem like you really are in that haunted castle or on that battlefield (depending on what movie you're watching.) Now, as I mentioned, I purchased them to use as a center channel. They are GREAT in this set up as they produce a wider frequency spectrum than most "traditional" center channels. Dialogue is crystal clear, sound effects sound great, and music sounds full. There is a a lack of bass frequencies, as would be expected, so keep that in mind if you are looking for full-frequency book shelf type speakers. However, in my house, this doesn't matter since they are part of a complete setup with full-range speakers and sub. I'd highly recommend these.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful rear speakers

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

    I have a small room and wanted to add rear speakers to the Klipsch RS400's that I already had. These produce wonderful sound as rears for a great balance from both ends of the room. I've wanted Klipsch speakers for years but waited for my B & O's to fail (25 yrs.) because though I was always attracted to the Klipsch brand, I was afraid they would not meet up to the others. I can't A and B them but I am very pleased with the sound from these bookshelf surrounds! I listen to movies but mostly music and love the definition from lows, mids and highs. I'm also using a sub that blends well with the other four. Just a great sound. I can't imagine what a Klipsch floor speaker would sound like! Thanks BB for a decent price on this great sounding set of speakers.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great speakers for a good price

    Posted
    pmanicioto
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver Member

    I bought these to replace some Quintets for my surrounds (I recently purchased KF-26's and KS-25's for my front stage to replace my front quintets) I did not realize how much my surround fill was missing until I added these in the mix. The multi directional aspect of these speakers really help Mounting can be a little trickier due to the size if you have size constraints, but I put these on the floor behind my sofa facing up and they sound amazing. You truly get lost in the surround effect and hear alot of subtle sounds that were prior missed. Tip though, do not mount these too high or the effects will be lost.. I tried mounting about 6ft or so and could not angle down due to the size and lost alot of sound.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Realistic Spacious sound at low cost

    Posted
    Tony1970
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    Needed surround speakers for the bedroom system and did not want to spend $600+ like I did with the main system. Saw these in Best Buy for $166.00 clearance and jumped on them! I first Played 30 minutes of the movie Prometheus without them, then I played them with them and Holy Jesus!! These things are sensitive and they accurately displayed the movie music and sound effects around their specific part of the room. They sound better than the front speakers!! Only the 10 inch Klipsch subwoofer sounds better. If a movie has surround sound information in them, you will hear it with these speakers!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Won't be disappointed!

    Posted
    colthard
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I purchased these along with the KF-28 towers and KC-25 center and they make a phenomenal set. When I purchased them in-store, the towers had to be ordered, but they had the center and surrounds in stock. While I waited for the towers to ship, I temporarily used the surrounds as my front speakers as a 3.1 and they were amazing. After getting the towers in they function PERFECTLY as surrounds. They aren't overpowering and the dual angled tweeters presents a need effect as part of the surround.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    it looks great flushed to my wall

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

    I bought this with the Klipcsh floor speakers and center channel. I recently had it installed. I really liked the way they sounded in the store. So far, I have only watched tv and haven't really watched a movie on it yet. I had them placed on my rear wall, less that a foot from where I am sitting, and about 2 feet over my head. I can hardly hear anything from them. Now, I don't know if it is because the programs that I've been watching aren't in dolby surround. Or, if the Best Buy Geek Squad guys didn't install them correctly. I am going to watch a movie and report back later.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantasic Surround Speakers

    Posted
    YoungBrooklyn

    to keep this review brief let me just say that THESE SPEAKERS ARE EXCELLENT!! i got these home and i replaced the rear surrounds that i was using(Klipsch icon KB-15's)with these up and Fired up GRAVITY on Blu ray and.......WOW,The clarity,the wide soundstage and the power was amazing,it REALLY felt like being in a movie Theater!!,and i actually only intended to use these as my back surrounds in a 7.1 system but after hearing them as regular surrounds im going to purchase ANOTHER set and just have two pairs of these for my rear surround stage. GREAT SPEAKERS!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Airy detailed surround speakers

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

    These are the matching surrounds for Klipsch Icon mains and center. With two horns and a woofer, these surrounds provide wide dispersion of crystal clear mids and highs. The sound is open and airy, effortless. The 2 mid/hi horns per single woofer and slightly lower efficiency make these great for surrounds, but not recommended for mains. The surround enclosures are larger than most, but if you have the room, they give a great sound that won't disappoint, esp. for 5.1 audio TV and movies.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Bought as an open box and didn't work

    Posted
    DaveNCSU
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    I bought these as an open box item at best buy. I also bought a receiver and a media console (elsewhere) at the same time. I saw the good deal on the speakers and got them while I was waiting the couple weeks for the media console to get delivered. When it was delivered and I set it all up, the speakers were blown. When I went to exchange them, I was told that it was past the 15 day return policy and they couldn't help me with an exchange. I had to use the manufacture's warranty to have them repaired. Still waiting to get them back.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice set!

    Posted
    snabb
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    Bought these to replace an aging pair of speakers and need them to be fairly compact. Most compact speakers in this price range look a bit cheap; you can see the wood grain through the black finish. These speakers are good-looking and appear to be more expensive. Sound---after all, that's why I bought them---is very good. The bass is a little thin, but this should be expected with speakers this size. I'm happy with my purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Klipsch Icon Surrounds

    Posted
    OmegaDirective
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    I purchased 1 set of these Icon surround bookshelf speakers along with an entire Klipsch home theater speaker setup. As any good surround speaker should, these have a fairly full range of sound frequencies. They do extremely well in the midrange category, and do fairly well as far as highs as well. Overall I was impressed with the sound quality of the surround speakers.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great match for the rest of the Klipsch Icons

    Posted
    KyleDubs
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver Member

    I purchased a pair of these due to my mounting situation for a 5.2 set-up I had. I have been using them for a year and a half and I do not watch movies with the volume turned down. I like to experience the movie so have been pushing these pretty hard for this period of time. They have been decent enough that when I upgraded to my 7.2 set-up, I went with another pair of these for the other surrounds as well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Highly recommend it.

    Posted
    FelixNYC

    On the Thursday before Black Friday I decided go out to purchase to a whole new set of speakers to replace my old ones . At Best Buy, I heard the sound that came out of the Kilpsch Icon Series and decided there and then to buy them accompany with SW-450 subwoofer. I got them home and hook them up, WOW! There is only one word to describe this. PERFECTION!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A little exspensive

    Posted
    AustinRobosonic
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver Member

    These speaker completed my system. Along with two towers and a center these speakers compliment perfectly. Don't expect huge sound all the time, but when needed, they show up in a big way. Seriously i couldnt believe how loud they got when watching transformers. You'll get the complete sound your looking for. I had the ks15 and exchanged them for these.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome

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

    These speakers sound great and complete my klipsch icon speaker system. They can be wall mounted however the placement of the speaker terminals will require some creativity when wall mounting. I'm using banana plugs and had to use a really long screw into a stud in order to hang them. Other than that, no complaints.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent speakers!

    Posted
    Dwillie99
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    • My Best Buy® Member

    Even those who are not on a budget will appreciate the clarity and powerful sound these speakers deliver. I'm using as front speakers in a surround set-up and plan to replace my rear speakers with these klipsch. Excellent product and a reasonable price to go along.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great speakers for surround sound.

    Posted
    sportster1200
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    these were purchased when we bought a smart television for our living room. salesman showed us these and sounded great. geek squad set the system up and wife an i couldnt be happier withe the setup. i use them to listen to pandora radio also. great sound system for movies or music.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great

    Posted
    Speed1
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    These were purchased on open box clearence so the price couldn't be better. They complete my Klipsch home theatre and work great. They aren't to powerful, but if used correctly to provide the true surround sound like wind, whispers, and echoes, then they perform perfectly.

    I would recommend this to a friend