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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 790 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Still a great performer and value

    Posted
    Woochifer

    Always had the Klipsch Promedia speakers in mind as an eventual replacement for my workstation. It just took 18 years for my Cambridge Soundworks system to finally crap out. Those were a decent sub/sat cube system and a step up from the Bose systems available at that time. Fast forward to 2018, and dedicated computer speakers have become a rapidly dwindling category. Cambridge Soundworks is nothing more than a shell label now, and most of the market has shifted to all-in-one Bluetooth and soundbar options. Those newer options have their place, just not on my desktop. I still prefer fuller range sound, a minimum of gimmicky processing, and two actual speakers that I can position myself. With those criteria in mind, I went with the Promedia line. The Klipsch Promedia 2.1 has been around since the early-2000s and updated many times. For one thing, the subwoofer now weighs 11 lbs instead of the 16 lb. heft that the original version carried back in 2000. The model that I bought at Best Buy includes the Bluetooth option that Klipsch made available in 2016. Best Buy no longer carries the non-BT model. The Promedia 2.1 BT uses a pair of two-way satellites, which differs from the one-way designs used on most other powered sub/sat systems. Each speaker has a 1" horn tweeter and 3 1/2" midrange driver. This makes the satellite units a bit on the tall side at 8 1/2" (at least compared to the CSW cubes I had before). The subwoofer is a 6 1/2" side firing design, with a front port. The unit is 9 1/2" high and the back plate where the amplifier resides can get hot (no dedicated heat sinks, so it's just a flat metal plate to dissipate heat). For the price, the sound quality is quite good. With a dedicated horn tweeter handling the highs, I expected more of the forward highs that I heard from some of Klipsch's home audio speakers. But, it's actually the midrange that dominates more. The highs are more subdued. The subwoofer has decent lower extension. It doesn't go too far into the lowest octave and it's not the tightest bass. But, it is honest bass and not just a boosted midbass to artificially give it more thump. My understanding is that the crossover for the subwoofer is somewhere around 125 Hz, so a little bit of directional sound can give away its location. As I mentioned, I was surprised that the highs aren't more prominent. But, I found that the speakers are VERY particularly about placement. I know that horn drivers in general tend to have a narrower dispersion pattern than conventional cone drivers, which makes for a smaller sweet spot. The horn tweeters on the Promedias give a very different sound depending on how I angle it towards the seating position, and on the height. When I first placed them on my desk with the speakers pointed directly forward, they sounded muffled. But, lifting them by about 2" and angling them more directly towards my head made a huge difference in the clarity. The imaging on the speakers is also astoundingly good once the positioning is done right. The stereo images are very prominent and lifelike with the Promedias. Once I tweaked with the placement, I could see why these speakers set the benchmark for the category when they first came out, and why they've lasted this long. Overall, an excellent set of computer speakers that works well with a variety of different music.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great PC Speaker System

    Posted
    apc12
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    I ran into this Klipsch - ProMedia 2.1 Bluetooth Speaker System in Best Buy while searching for a replacement speaker system for my music keyboards (they have no built-in speakers) and that would also play music from my laptop or smart phone. The Klipsch brand was very familiar to me because over the years I have visited “serious” audio showrooms and compared relatively high-end speaker systems that included the Klipsch brand. Even before the sales person arrived, I was able to pair the Klipsch with my iPhone and was listening to playlists with ease. To say that I was surprised at the sound quality would be an understatement. At this price, I was unaware that this quality of sound would be available. I brought my wife back to audition (she’s pretty picky), and within minutes we had purchased the system. (Luckily it was also on sale!) We’ve had the system now for about two months, and the ability to use the Klipsch both by direct input from the music keyboards and via Bluetooth from my smart devices and laptop has been a really important feature. But it’s the sound that we continue to find amazing for the price. My keyboards create quite a realistic piano sound as well as quality orchestra instruments, jazz ensembles, and a variety of other sounds. With the Klipsch, I now experience the kind of clarity and balance that I had only been able hear on quality headphones. Reproduction of a variety of music has been equally satisfying. We have auditioned a broad range of music from Classical piano, choral, orchestral, chamber, etc. to rock, pop, Jazz, folk, blues, Latin, and others. I have specifically tested tracks that salespeople at high-end stores like to demo. So far, while not the equal of our main stereo system, it is far better than a number of popular systems I had listed to. And it’s only supposed to be a PC speaker system! At this price it’s a bargain. One caveat: After a while, you may have more than one Bluetooth device paired with the Klipsch system. With the Klipsch, a blue light turns on when a device is connected, but you cannot tell which device it is (e.g., one of your smart phones or tablets). This is common with Bluetooth devices. You need to disconnect the already-connected device, either by locating it and shutting off the connection or by power cycling the Klipsch. Similarly, to play from the keyboards or directly from a laptop using the 1/8” connector, the Bluetooth light must be off, i.e., no device can be already connected via Bluetooth. Also, for truly balanced sound, make sure the subwoofer control is not turned up too high.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • 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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not bad

    Posted
    ToyGeek
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    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: 5 out of 5 stars

    Sound and bass is just plain awesome

    Posted
    Sim31
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    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: 5 out of 5 stars

    These are awesome

    Posted
    Amra
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    Now lets start off by saying i bought the older model,some years ago,which are more powerful than the 1s currently available. I am disabled so i have an awesome gaming rig that i built in my bedroom,w/a 2k 144Hz G-Sync monitor,i wanted something to compliment my set up,and wow did these do the job,crisp clear sound,tons of bass,it gets a bit boomy if set to high,but not enough to deduct a star.Just by listening to them you can tell they are THX certified and made by Klipsch,a winning combination,easy hook up,and the longevity is awesome,i forget how long ive had them for now,but they get played at least 8 hrs a day,as i play audibles all night to help me sleep,and there have been zero issues.Some complain about the knobs going bad,TBH i seldom use them s you can control everything you need to through your computer,so you find your sweet spot and never have to touch them again.From audio books,to music,to movies,to talk shows and of course for gaming,these speakers do it all and do it very well,you know you have a good old set if they have orangeish gold Klipsch logos on them,the newer 1 do not,nor are they still THX certified,which means a lot. Overall i honestly dont think you can get a better speaker package for your computer than this,and i have tried 5 different sets,before spending 200 bucks when i finally bought them,so if youre looking,just get them and you will be very happy you did.

    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: 2 out of 5 stars

    The reviews were wrong on this one

    Posted
    Iamlogan
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    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

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good sound quality but a weird problem with mine

    Posted
    HawaiiSunshine
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    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
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    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: 1 out of 5 stars

    I thought Klipsch was high end

    Posted
    Kingpin
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    I purchased these and got them hooked up. They sound really good but I noticed the sub adjustment stopped at halfway it's enough bass but you don't have to worry about to much. I listened to them mostly Bluetooth with a iPhone 8. After less than 5 hours they started skipping, freezing bad. I guess you reset this by unplugging but every 5 hours. And the Bluetooth, it is always in pairing, discovery mode, anybody that sees it can hook to it. The Bluetooth is version 2.0. I cannot believe Klipsch would release this but research them you will figure it out. This is an old style they added Bluetooth to in 2016? The older version had the THX certification, these do not. You would think with bigger monitors these days they would have redesigned these slightly smaller as the speakers are big and bulky. Went to their website it's virtually impossible to send them an email, most companies you can do it by accident. I bought these to keep as I don't return stuff much, I returned these. I read many reviews similar to mine but I had to learn the hard way.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Sound

    Posted
    GadgetGuy
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I purchased these to pair with my new Amazon Echo Dot. After setting them up and adjusting the sub-woofer volume level, I listened to several "audiophile" tracks, as well as my favorite songs, both quiet and loud. Sound quality was excellent. The mid range is a little too low, but I tend to lower mid range levels anyway, so it works well for me. The sound quality is excellent in nearly every song I tested. For the money (I paid $149), these speakers really rock at all volume levels. Some tips: 1. Don't turn the subwoofer volume level up too high, or you will get sloppy boomy bass. Keep it about 1/4 turn up. 2. If you purchase these for your Echo Dot, you'll need a 3.5mm extension for the audio cable, because the built in cable is too thick to fully fit into the Echo Dot jack. 3. If you are going to listen a very low volume levels, increase the subwoofer volume a bit.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent upgrade for an older model

    Posted
    Glacknor
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    I got this system as replacement for the original version when it fried, literally, smoke and all! Apparently these new ones use digital amps that run much cooler. The sound quality on these is awesome! I've actually mixed and mastered an album on the original set. This set actually went into my garage. This model has Bluetooth built in, which is handy and sounds good with around 10 feet before the single is lost. However, the Bluetooth is on by default, without a way to turn it off. So if your phones BT is on, the Klipsch with automatically connect and ignore the input line. This can get annoying if you always have your phones BT on but want to use another device for music (if it doesn't see the BT, you can use the headphone jack). Well worth the money. Oh, my original set that fried, was nearly a decade old, so I imagine this will last.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Bluetooth speakers for your money

    Posted
    JohnJw57
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    For Christmas I asked my son what he wanted and he stated a Bluetooth speakers that had lots of power. Since I already own and don't like the harmon karden speaker as well as the bose system I told him I would check around and see what I can do. Went into three different audio stores and checked out what was available wasn't impressed with what I was hearing so I went away from the fancy displays of JBL,Beats,Bose,and various other manufacturers of Bluetooth speakers and went over to the computer speakers section. I pulled out my phone and played Highway to Yell by AC/DC due to the various chords played on the intro of the song. I was very impressed with the sound as well as the bass response of the subwoofer. Also you can adjust the sound on this set as well. Salesman came over and I asked him to see if they still had the set in Stock. He returned with a box and I was thoroughly surprised with the weight of the subwoofer. Gave to my Son Christmas night and when he got home he called me to tell me how great the sound was from the speaker system I had gotten him.I explained to him that if you want excellent sound go Klipsh and you can't go wrong. Best Buy wouldn't let me add an H so I changed the song name

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Worth Every Penny

    Posted
    TomXP411
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    I needed some computer speakers, and I had a specific problem: I needed something that was less than 6" tall so they would sit underneath my monitors. I tried some Bose speakers and was very disappointed, because the demo in the store sounds very different than what you hear when you get them home. These speakers sound good. The subwoofer is nice and deep without being boomy, and they have plenty of volume. They sound good, much better than the other 2.1 systems I've tried. If I had anything to complain about, it would be the Bluetooth part. When Bluetooth is connected, the analog audio is cut off. And there's no way to disable the Bluetooth radio. (There's not even a pairing button on the pre-amp.) I really want to disable the Bluetooth functionality, but I haven't figured out how yet. I may see if Klipsh offers a non-BT pre-amp for this system. This is a minor issue because there's no way to prevent other nearby people from pairing to my speaker system. With every other Bluetooth system I have, you can't pair to the speaker without pressing a button on the speaker. This unit is always listening for connections, with no way to turn that feature off. Aside from having no way to control or disable the Bluetooth, I love this system and would gladly buy it again.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Shockingly good for computer speakers

    Posted
    KentuckyJoe
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I bought this on a good sale after seeing so many good reviews. The subwoofer, though small, makes a HUGE difference in sound quality. You're sitting right near it, so you get a similar effect to a much larger stereo if played across the room. Now, is it audiophile quality? No. It will lack resolution compared to a true hifi system. But the imaging and soundstage are fantastic. I found the best placement was to spread the satellite speakers approximately 4 feet apart, each raised up 10 to 12 inches from the surface of the desktop, and pointed at a spot just BEHIND my head. With this setup, the sound will seem to be coming from a wide imaginary soundstage, but still preserve the "imaging" that makes voices and instruments seem to be coming from clearly defined places within that soundstage. If you point the speakers directly at your ears, you'll get a harshness to the sound. If you point them too much inward, you don't get the illusion of your sound coming from a wide area. If you point them straight out, you mess with the stereo imaging (voices and instruments don't come from a defined space as well as they do with my recommended placement.)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Went through 2 of theses both have issues

    Posted
    Carlton
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    The first one I had the speakers started to have a lot of noise coming out of them where it was extremely noticeable and distracting even when there wasn't even any audio source. The second one started to have the same issue and the left channel went completely dead. You can't turn them off; there for, you must unplug them or have some kind of switch to kill the power to them. When you turn them back on, any blue tooth device you had connected to these will automatically connect to it with out you doing any thing, and you can't turn off the blue tooth either. The speakers them selves sound great if you don't have any of these problems but all the problems are with the extremely cheap controller they paired with this set. For the price, These should be flawless. I'm very disappointed in Klipish for making great computer speakers only to be destroyed by the controller they use.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Splurge and don't mess with the rest...

    Posted
    Peteypie

    ...if you care about sound/build quality and value, these are pretty much the only way to go. The quality of Logi's and is way down and the price of Bosey's is outrageous for their slick looking overrated clutter. Trust me, you'll thank yourself for ponying up the paltry 30% premium over the high end Logi's because they are put to bed in shame by Klipsch. These look exactly the same as I remember them looking more than a decade ago when Klipsch first started making computer speakers and that's because they got them pretty much right in the beginning. I haven't tried the new Bluetooth feature yet but it's a welcome addition and a big savings not having to buy a separate one if you want stream from a phone or what have you. The only complaint from me is the metal feet. While sturdy and high quality, they don't have pads so they will slide around. Be prepared to stick on some rubber pads if you want them planted or are worried about marring a delicate surface like a wood desk. After that, perfection!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good overall sound

    Posted
    audiorookie
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I had always thought that the Dell oem computer speakers on my PC sounded pretty good until I hooked up a cheap set of headphones and realized the speakers didn't do a very good job. Started investigating various brands and the Klipsch 2.1 were well rated. BB had a sale on them right before xmas for $99 (BT version) which was a great price. Installation was easy but one speaker channel didn't work, switching leads at the sub and no function followed the sub speaker channel. Someone else noted in a BB review that 3.5 connector was an issue for them. Over time (a couple of days) sound gradually began to work and now is not an issue. I had turned in a Klipsch service ticket(email) and will discuss issue with them when they contact me - it has been 4 days so far w/o contact. Enjoying sound quality very much. On a par with headphone listening. A lot said about no ON/OFF switch (I am using an old surge protector) and no BT switch. Yes, those design issues are annoying.

    I would recommend this to a friend