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Pioneer - 4" Bookshelf Speakers (Pair) - Black-Angle_Standard

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 272 reviews

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Rating 3.5 out of 5 stars with 1 review



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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great speakers with a great price

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    Overall, for the price, these compact speakers have good sound quality. They are used in a smaller living room, so they are suitable for that room. They would not work as well in a larger room as the volume would have to be turned way up. Very happy with the purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    My ears are pleased !

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    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Bought these as the surround speakers after I previously purchased the matching floor standing models from the Andrew Jones series by Pioneer. True that my comparison is really apples to oranges, because I came from a HTIB system that was several years old. After I purchased a modern receiver and the front floor standing models, I decided that I HAD to have the other models from this series. They are incredible, the clarity at high volumes is beautiful, the range is remarkable for a speaker of this size in my opinion. Assuming proper placement from a nearby wall (the venting ports face rearward) they do produce decent lows even. I purchased these on a black Friday sale that could not be beat. But planned on purchasing them before hand at full retail price! I would certainly not discourage anyone from getting the full set of the Andrew Jones series. Room acoustics play a major role in sound quality, so again could be apples to oranges, but a friend of mine has some very large (very expensive) speakers made a by some company that rhymes with "blipche", and we both agree that my system it's more clear at obnoxious volume levels than his. There are most likely fancier/better speakers out there, but I'll go out on a limb here and say that, at this price point, these cannot be beat!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Decent speakers for the money

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    I purchased these speakers using a price match to an online competitor and overall I was content with the sound, but not quite happy. I noticed right away that these speakers are 6Ohm vs. 8ohm which means they might require a bit more power than most speakers. I paired these with the matching center speaker, a set of pioneer surrounds, and a pioneer 7.1 receiver (although using a 5.1 setup), all in a relatively small room. The speakers output decent sound, but are overall tonally flat. I might even say lifeless. That'sn't necessarily a bad thing as some people don't want their sound output colored by the speakers. However, I prefer a more "bright" sound. Also, it proved difficult to get appropriate volume levels out of these speakers. That could be a function of receiver settings, although I did set the speaker output to 6Ohm. Lastly, the speakers sound great at the midrange but seem to roll off quickly in the upper and lower ranges. I wouldn't call the lower end muddy, but there isn't the tightness and definition I was hoping for. I returned these and purchased the Polk Monitor 40s which have a higher sensitivity, more range, a slightly brighter sound and cost roughly the same. I would recommend these to someone who is looking for a excellent midrange speaker at a good price that doesn't color the audio output. If you have the higher and lower ranges covered well via other means, these are a great addition to a home theater for a good price. However, if you're looking for a set with full dynamic range and excellent sound quality throughout, I would look elsewhere.

    I would recommend this to a friend