on 2014-05-17 Great for mids and highs
These are great little speakers and work perfect for their intended use. I liked them, but found I was missing bass, so I bought the Cyber Acoustics Subwoofer Satellite System (CA-3602a)
No ding on Pyle, but I can't return these to BTA-MALL because "For safety reasons, items that are classified as hazardous materials or use flammable liquids or gases cannot be returned to BTA-MALL.com." Huh?
5 Stars By john on 2017-09-02
Little big performers.
Small and not intrusive. Sounds better than I expected for the size. Fills a 12 x 10 room nicely. Easy hookup and easy placement combined with a reasonable price and prompt delivery make this a recommended choice.
By Walter J. Toney
on 2014-08-19 Quality Sound in a Small Package
Hooked them up via the original iPod shuffle to the input of APPJ mini2013 6J1+6P1 ( Original miniwatt) Mini tube Amplifier red
Mini tube that I recently bought on BTA-MALL. Keep in mind that these are for mids and highs.If you are happy listening to speakers within that frequency range these will not disappoint.
Listening to old rock n roll recordings from the late fifties and early sixties these fit the bill real nice.
You always have to consider the source of music to give speakers a fair evaluation.
Vocals are crystal clear and there is no speaker break-up.I also played some later day recordings and they sound just fine.
Personally, I find many of the older recordings to have a wider and deeper sound stage and a much more fuller fatter sound.
These speakers reproduce those qualities with these type of recordings.Bass is present but not like it would be with a larger cone.
To sum it up, I am more than happy with my purchase
5 Stars By PD3000 on 2014-03-15
Great satellite speakers
These are tiny, don't expect much bass. Mid range and higher frequencies are great and clear. Add these to you home theater as satellites with a good subwoofer and you'll be happy. Why spend three times as much to get a fancy logo? These are just as good. Just for what its worth, I've got them suspended behind my couch pointing down so that I can switch over to just these speakers at will. That way I can turn it up and still hear dialogue when the kids are asleep without cranking up the whole system.
4 Stars By Chuck Finley on 2013-03-31
Better than most integrated TV speakers
I've got a Samsung 32" TV in the family room and have these speakers hooked up to Sony amp. These are a replacement for the Energy Take 5.0 Classic speaker set I had before. The Energy Take's are far superior to the Pyle's but I wasn't using them to their fullest potential. I didn't have the surrounds hooked up and the left and right speakers were way above ear level. I choose the Pyle's based on their size and overall good user reviews.
The Pyle speakers measure 3.25" wide, 3.25" high, and have a depth of 4.25". My TV is in an old entertainment center and I have no room on the left or right of the TV to place the speakers, nor can I raise the TV higher. I'd love to have larger, better sounding speakers for this TV, but there just isn't any room.
The speakers are best with midrange frequencies, the high end sounds too bright for me, though it isn't tinny and the low end lacks any punch. With enough power the speakers are definitely loud enough to fill all but the largest rooms. The best part about the Pyle mini-cubes is that they sound much better than TV speakers at higher volumes. Vocals are much clearer, there is less distortion, and any bass that is produced is less muddy.
For their price and size I am happy with the way they sound. As long as you don't expect a whole lot out of these speakers they will work quite well for music and TV watching.
For those that have the room and a budget of ~$100 I highly recommend Pioneer SP-BS41-LR (these appear to have been discontinued). The newer version Pioneer SP-BS22-LR (which I think is uglier) should be comparable to the SP-BS41-LR.
5 Stars By Chris on 2014-08-10
Hooked these up to a Lepai amp for a 'cheap' fix of my television's rear firing speakers. Dramatically improved the sound and boy does it get loud. It lacks bass, but I don't need that for my bedroom television. If you're looking for something with some oomph, take a peak at the Andrew Jones Pioneer bookshelf speakers that frequently go on sale, however, is considerably larger in size and higher cost.
4 Stars By Golfer on 2014-01-09
One extra star for being so cheap!
While these will never sound like my main stereo 52" tall dual 8" woofer five driver main speakers driven by an HK990 integrated amp they do the job in a zone II area for my kitchen. They ain't hifi - can't hit the lows well or the highs convincingly but I was surprised at how well they sound driven by a Lepai 2020 tripath amp. These would be great for someone looking for an improvement over the crappy tv speakers that no manufacturer can seem to figure out how to make sound decent. For under $40 for the pair it would improve the tv sound by leaps and bounds. The addition of a small active 8" or so sub would almost be mandatory for me since these have near zero bass. Since I don't have to listen to them for very long I'll skip the sub. These probably roll off at 200hz or so.
5 Stars By bigeugene on 2013-10-31
Great Power and Sound for the Money
I have these hooked up as the front speakers in my small basement surround sound system, which is mostly for the kids to watch movies/play games. They supplement a Bose Sound Bar center speaker. To be honest, they sound better than the Bose center channel (I've never been impressed with that thing). For the price, you can't beat the sound. If you have a smaller room and don't want to break the bank, these will provide as much sound as you need as front side or rear speakers.
5 Stars By KhanVegas on 2016-07-06
great speakers at a great price
sound is great from these little speakers. granted there is no bass but I don't need them for that so they are great for treble and improved the surround sound. for $21 plus shipping and handling it's worth the price
4 Stars By Adam Mikolajczyk on 2012-10-11
Really tremendous value for the price, nice form factor and function!
I've got an internet radio in my kitchen with some internal speakers that just weren't cutting it. As it also has a set of external speaker outputs I started looking for something. Now, this is just for background music in the kitchen, the occasional podcast, news, or weather. I wanted decent sound, but I didn't need or want to invest substantially in something with real high fidelity. I also didn't want to take up counter space or have to deal with a bunch of wires strung everywhere.
I saw these speakers and the price point was nice and the reviews were positive enough for me to give them a shot, and boy I'm glad I did.
In conjunction with some universal wall mounting brackets, these are tucked discretely away in opposite corners of one side of the kitchen. The only modification I made was to drill a small hole in the back of the case of each so I could slip a bolt through to attach to the universal wall mounts.
While I had the cases open, I replaced the paltry paper batting with some polyfil, not sure if that does anything, but it made sense to me at the time. The wires are discretely hidden in some metal wire molding.
All in all, these are great little speakers for the price. They're tiny in stature, but for my kitchen background music application, they're ideal.
Having spent some time with them, I think they'd make fine rear channel speakers in anyone's surround sound or other application where absolute audiophile levels of fidelity or really "big" sound isn't required. Of course, given the small size, bass response is minimal, but that should come as no surprise. The cones are definitely paper/cardboard, but for the application, and price point, I think that's completely justified.
I can't say anything negative about them as long as your expectations are correct going in.