Main Content

Customer Ratings & Reviews

Yamaha - Natural Sound 6-1/2" 2-Way All-Weather Outdoor Speakers (Pair) - Black-Angle_Standard

Customer rating

Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 564 reviews

96%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

Looks like there aren't enough negative mentions yet.

Customer ratings & reviews

Filter:
Page 1, showing1-20 of 564 Reviews
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very pleased with these speakers

    Posted
    Michiguy

    I listened to these speakers at my local Best Buy and couldn't believe how good they sounded at their price point, much better than some other speakers that cost way more $$. Since only the black color is available in stores, I ordered the white ones from bestbuy.com so they would blend in better with the trim on my home (I was surprised to find that I could even redeem my Reward Zone certificates for online purchases). They arrived at my home 1.5 days later with free shipping, and in a matter of hours they were up and we were listening to them on our patio. I bought some 16 gauge outdoor speaker wire at Radio Shack and ran the wires through an existing hole in the house for the central A/C lines. Check them out--you won't be disappointed in the sound quality and your wallet will be happy to!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Huge bang for the buck

    Posted
    Buzzoff

    I needed some outdoor speakers for the pool/patio area. SInce I planned on mounting them on the garage and they would be outside I didn't want to spend a lot. I planned on buying the Definitive Technology outdoor speakers that had good reviews, but the local BestBuy didn't have them in stock. I compared these Yamaha's to the Klipsch, but couldn't justify spending $270 on the Klipsch when they sounded only marginally better. I purchased the Yamaha's and mounted them on the garage. Only minus was that they didn't come with speaker wire. Oh well.... I also purchased a cheap Sony receiver ($114) for the garage. After hooking everything up, I was totally AMAZED! Wow the sound was incredible. Nice bass and good quality sound. I have several Bose products and I can't remember ever being in awe of such quality. You won't be disappointed in these.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great product

    Posted
    Josh
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    First I will start is this comes with most everything you'll need. Bracket and such is all included but if you wanted to put this in a wall. You will need your own bolts. With the brackets you can tilt it up and down how ever you like. However I did not attempt to make it left and right but it does seem to have that option depending on installation. Other wise the connection in the cable seems very secure. I tugged at it decently hard and the chord did not come out. Now to the sound. I bough this for my back Padio. I needed something that I could hear over the bubbles of my hot tub and this goes loud. So loud my wife yelled at me to turn it down :P with the reciever I was able to adjust base treble etc. overall great product for the price. I would reconmend this to others.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    great speakers for the price

    Posted
    Zoso69
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    These speakers sound great for the price. I replaced a set of Dual outdoor speakers that lasted 9 years so I hope these Yamaha speakers last as long. For best results install the speakers under your deck so that the sound is not blasting into your ears. Much easier to hear your guests talking when the sound is underneath you and it helps to improve the bass. The picture I am attaching to this review shows where I installed my speakers under my deck. This also helps to protect the speakers from the weather.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Decent

    Posted
    stranger78
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver MemberElite Plus Member

    I was looking for a decent outdoor speaker without killing the bank. Read the reviews and ask my buddy that had the same set and thought I would give them a try. The sound is great for the money. There are much better outdoor speakers, but you will be paying over 300 for them. Low end is decent as in mid bass not bass, and the highs are great. But being outdoors you might want to go with the Klispch. They have horns instead of tweaters which will throw the sound out farther. I have to turn them up to be able to hear them well at a distance of 20 ft. But overall where I will be listening to them, they do the job, and like i said without breaking the bank.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great speakers, five stars

    Posted
    JiVan
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Perfect speakers for what we wanted. Liked the specs on these (discontinued?) better than the newer version of these, so we grabbed these while we still could and they were on sale. Ran some CL3 14g wire from our Yamaha system to them thru the attic. Installed these up under the eave aimed slightly down and out towards the pool, firepit, jacuzzi area. Enabled party mode/zone 2. and Tada! We weren't looking to maximize loudness, but these can and will do that very well. Their size and great specs are all you need for some awesome full sounding music at a nice level. For a pool party, romantic evening or just a nice relaxing afternoon outside.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good sound, Tricky impednace, Odd installation

    Posted
    ReemyC
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    While the speakers do sound good, there are some shortcomings. Low end response is somewhat lacking, but how much bass do you expect out of a 6.5" driver? Overall the sound projects well in my very large yard, but I would recommend a substantial amp to push them. The 6 ohm impedance makes them a little tricky when figuring out parrelleling multiples on outdoor volume controls but nothing too crazy. The only real work is the fact that the mount is only viable in a vertical fashion, this means that if you wanted to have the speaker mounted horizontally you lose a left right swivel capability and horizontal dispersion suffers (hence the reason for me needing 2 pairs to cover my 30' wide deck. Other than that not a bad deal.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    So far so good

    Posted
    Dave
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I've only had these speakers for a couple months and have used them maybe 5 times. So far so good. I did a decent amount of research and found these to have the best ratings for good balanced sound and price and durability in the elements outside. I did, however, buy 2 for each side outside to get both stereo sounds out of each corner, so remember songs are done in stereo and you might get some weird and unbalanced sound if you only do one per side/corner. Much better sound than their smaller brother, which sound very thin and high-end dominant. Overall, very pleased. Only downside is the mounts. If you want these outside, you'll want different ones. We had a set custom built for the angle and direction we were going for.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Choice in the Value Space

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

    Let's face it you are shopping for outdoor audio speakers - you imagine garden parties with the queen and the most superb audio and the salesperson helps you buy in to it all. But then you wander from Magnolia to the Best Buy Outdoor Audio and you think. Yamaha - now their experts in music right - surely they won't sell rubbish - and compared to the other speakers I will save made $500-$1000. What a great decision - the product is great - sound is balanced - bass tones reasonable - perfect for an outdoor speaker and better the most 5 star resorts and Vegas gardens - Get them! recommended......

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    They're OK... but not great

    Posted
    bohunk06
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I bought these outside speakers and hooked them to my zone 2 on my Yamaha receiver. Unfortunately, my receiver does not have EQ available on zone 2. So the speakers are a little flat (lacking low end). They do have a clear sound and good volume. They work fine for my back yard. I just wish they had more bass. I would recommend these to a friend with the understanding that they are a little flat and need some EQ to bring out a more full range sound.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Sound for the Price

    Posted
    Joseph
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I purchased these along wish a simple Insignia BT receiver. I was surprised at the clarity and the bass that these delivered! The mounting brackets were easy to install and the flexibility of the design allows for directional control of the sound to create a better soundscape for my patio area. The great thing is that the sound carries perfect for my yard and doesn't cause disturbance for my neighbors! These are able to get really loud without distortion and are able to take/deliver a fair amount of bass.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Sound Quality

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

    I own 3 sets of these speakers now because I was satisfied with the first pair I bought. I have one pair in the front porch and two pairs in the back where I have the parties. I have them hooked up to a 5.1 receiver and the sound quality is awesome!! You don't get a lot of bass out of them but they still sound nice and also you can hear them several houses down when the volume is on hi.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Sounding Outdoor Speakers

    Posted
    ThatTechTrainer
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I have these mounted outside for occasional use with a projector and movie screen. What really brought them to life was using a more powerful audio amp. I went from a 40-watt per channel to a 120-watt/channel amp and I have much better sound at low volumes, plus a whole lot of headroom. They seem well-made. My only gripe is the threaded mounting point is at an odd angle. I'd prefer it be on the bottom of the speakers to put them on tripods without having to fiddle with the angle of the tripod head.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Little Speakers

    Posted
    Curleyman

    I bought these speakers for my daughters outdoor parties and I was pleasantly surprised with the quality of sound. For their size they put out a tone of music with deep base tones and crisp highs. I was nervous that running them off the B-side of my 400-watt receiver would fry them, but they handled it like a champ. I would highly recommend these speakers to anyone who needs great sound outside the house.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Bang for the Buck

    Posted
    ReviewKing
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I was a little skeptical that speakers at this price point would perform, but I was wrong. I have these mounted outside on my roof deck and they sound great - for the amount of money I spent. Outdoors I don't need studio quality sound, I just need something that doesn't sound awful and is loud enough. These fit the bill perfectly and the sound is a lot better than I anticipated. I would like a little bit more bass but other than that I am very happy with this purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Value!

    Posted
    BestBuyismyToysRUs

    After reading a couple of negative reviews I was a little nervous about making this purchase but I decided to take a chance on them. After installing I was shocked out the volume and clarity these speakers produce. I have a Denon pushing them so i am can put plenty of power to them. The brackets only move in one direction which limits mounting options but I was able to work through it. Overall extremely pleased with the sound the speakers produce.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome upgrade to failed smaller speakers

    Posted
    Garbo
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I had a pair of smaller speakers that are under my deck and point out to my back yard. After about 5 years one of them failed and went looking for a better pair. I found these and they appeared well matched in power and impedance to my Onkyo amplifier. They crank and provide crystal clear sound to my whole back yard and underdeck living room and bar.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good outdoor speakers for the pool

    Posted
    mcdc617
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I bought these as an inexpensive pair of outdoor speakers to use by the pool. I had them at my previous home and they worked well so I purchased them again when I moved. I have them mounted out on the pool cage so the sound comes back toward the house. I think this sounds much better. This means the speakers are fully exposed to the weather and they have never had an issue. Sound quality is fine for around the pool but are not going to replicate a concert. I recommend

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    These speakers cover the full range.

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

    I was looking for speakers to replace ones I’ve enjoyed for twenty years. I wanted mountable speakers so I could put them up high in my kitchen. (My entire house is wired for sound. I’m a professional musician.) Even though these are designed for outdoors, their three-way configuration works perfectly in my newly remodeled kitchen. My associates concur. Two have already purchased these for their own homes.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good depending on where you need to mount it

    Posted
    ishepperd
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    This is a good speaker for a good price. The thing to watch for is where you plan to mount it. Based on the way the brackets are position and the way it swivels, it's really designed to mount on a wall. I need to mount it under an eave outside and even at its greatest swivel, it still pointed pretty much toward the ground rather than out. There was no indication in the write up or on the box that it was intended for wall mount only.

    I would recommend this to a friend