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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: 3 out of 5 stars

    Decent speakers for the money

    Posted
    Anonymous
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    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's not 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

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Boxy resonance

    Posted
    MadSquabbles
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I fell into the hype of these speakers and I'll be returning them tomorrow. I'm upgrading from some cheap old polk T15's and everyone swore that the b22's are better. At the store I picked the t15's over the b22's because of the boxy sound I heard from them a few years back. I figured since they're on sale for $77 why not try them out, plus I grabbed the center channel for $67. My main use is for near field with my PC for gaming. I've got 4 polk hooked up to an old Yamaha receiver that I had retired since it doesn't have HDMI inputs. These sound good enough for me. I got the upgrade bug so I grabbed the b22's and got a shock of disappointment as they had the same resonance I heard way back. Maybe it's just my ears that vibrate at the certain frequency these things hit - I can't eat cerals with hard marshmallows, Adelle songs make me mad because I can hear a squeaky sound in her voice that enrages me, and I suffer from allergies year round. Maybe all this make me not able to enjoy the b22's like so many do. I tweaked the heck out of my EQ and found that 250Hz is where the resonance occurs. I turned it down but sound quality degraded with it. Maybe if I'd take the time to tweak more I'd be able to find the sweet spot, but I've already found it with the t15's and, like I said, are good enough... plus I bought those jokers for $39 a pair during two different sales!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Okay speakers

    Posted
    anony
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    An okay set of speakers, but be aware that they do have somewhat muddled highs. Nice bass for the size speaker though. Works best with amplifiers that can output a decent amount of power too, these aren't the most power efficient.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    CLEAN BUT WEAK AND NO HIGHS

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    TrueReview
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    VERY VERY CLEAR AND CLEAN AND NICE SOUND BUT IF YOU LIKE YOUR HIGHS TO BE CRISP OR SHARP DONT GET THESE THE HIGHS ARE A BIT MUFFLED AND NOT CRISP THATS REALLY ONLY WEAKNESS HEARD OTHERS WITH SILK TWEETERS SOUND BETTER!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Decent Speakers

    Posted
    anonymously
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Nice speakers, but be aware you need a decent receiver to use these. A 8 ohm receiver will require more power to get these to a decent volume level. A little muddy at times, but okay sound.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Ok speakers

    Posted
    Ramonrza
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    Bought these without being able to hear them because display was broke . Salesman spoke highly of them, got them home and I wasn't too impressed but they were decent

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good

    Posted
    HAL2509
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    Sound great. Not bad for $100. Take sometime for unit break in.

    I would recommend this to a friend