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Pretty good powered bookshelf speakers.

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Note that this deal is for powered speakers. You'll need to buy a decent amp as well to power the KEFs.
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These are entry-level (powered) speakers. They're based on Klipsch's passive R-41M speakers, which one of Klipsch's cheapest models. At the full retail price I'd have a difficult time recommending these. But at this price they make a decent soundbar alternative and maybe even decent PC speakers.

That said, for PC use pair of entry-level studio monitors like the JBL LSR305P would probably sound better to most people. The downside here would they lack a lot the convenient features like a built-in USB DAC and automatic power save mode (which might be a plus for some people). They will also likely require purchasing some XLR cables.

A simpler alternative would be something from Edifier. They're a lot of models to choose from and I haven't heard all of them. but the S880DB seems like the most closely comparable model to the R-41PM. If cost cutting is the primary goal though the R1280DB or R1700BT shouldn't really be a step down in terms of sound quality from the Klipsch.

I was going to recommend the Fluance AI40 as another decent alternative but it appears to be OOS everywhere these days. The larger AI60 is still available though, but puts you in the $300 price bracket and isn't in the same 4-5" range as these speakers.

If size is an issue then I like the Audioengine HD3, though it's very pricey speaker for it's limited uses. The iLoud Micro Monitor is another similarly priced speaker with a more neutral sound as well.

So my last suggestion is if you wanted to step up to a higher class of speakers (and pay for them) is to check out the Vanatoo Transparent Zero. Or if you really want to go all in the Airpulse A100.

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I got these maybe 3 years ago, same price, and they've been very solid. Good sound, easy connections.

We used them as outdoor (covered) Bluetooth speakers in lieu of a crappy little pill-shaped device, and I also used them as speakers for an outdoor movie theater setup, and they worked great. They can get LOUD while still retaining clarity.

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Decent powered bookshelf speakers for this kind of money? Are you serious?

So many options that sound better and are cheaper to be honest. No way this is a good deal. MSRP is super inflated to begin with.
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there are plenty of other options. look at entry level products from Canton and Monitor Audio, just to name a couple. KEF are another option but slightly more expensive.
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I don't think the price is right for the performance. Edifiers get down to 55hz whereas these get down to only 76hz. I'm no audiophile but thats pretty significant. I woukd only recommend using these as surrounds but then again yiure likely not going for these types of speakers either.
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you can get the entry level model (refurb by KEF / full warranty) for $100 more than these, so nowhere near twice the price. you are welcome clown jr.Applausehttps://www.accessories4less.com/...air/1.html
Note that this deal is for powered speakers. You'll need to buy a decent amp as well to power the KEFs.
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Might as well give these jamo powered monitors a shot for $100 less, they are basically the same as the Klipsch as jamo is owned by Klipsch. Look nice in white too and have the same features as their Klipsch cousins. The black are more expensive, but the white are $150 all the time at crutchfield. I have a set of these white ones in my office and they are great, but would want to add a powered sub if I was using them for home theater.


https://www.crutchfield.com/p_701...White.html
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Note that this deal is for powered speakers. You'll need to buy a decent amp as well to power the KEFs.
my error i did not realize they were powered speakers. i thought they were passive which is much more common.
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Might as well give these jamo powered monitors a shot for $100 less, they are basically the same as the Klipsch as jamo is owned by Klipsch. Look nice in white too and have the same features as their Klipsch cousins. The black are more expensive, but the white are $150 all the time at crutchfield. I have a set of these white ones in my office and they are great, but would want to add a powered sub if I was using them for home theater.


https://www.crutchfield.com/p_701...White.html [crutchfield.com]
I own a pair of R-15PMs (which predate these 41PMs) and love them. I was thinking about getting the 41PMs for the bedroom but might go with these Jamos instead. Would have def considered if they were black but... color doesn't bother me too much.

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If only Slickdealers were as quick to help as they are to trash products and deals . . .

These are entry-level (powered) speakers. They're based on Klipsch's passive R-41M speakers, which one of Klipsch's cheapest models. At the full retail price I'd have a difficult time recommending these. But at this price they make a decent soundbar alternative and maybe even decent PC speakers.

That said, for PC use pair of entry-level studio monitors like the JBL LSR305P would probably sound better to most people. The downside here would they lack a lot the convenient features like a built-in USB DAC and automatic power save mode (which might be a plus for some people). They will also likely require purchasing some XLR cables.

A simpler alternative would be something from Edifier. They're a lot of models to choose from and I haven't heard all of them. but the S880DB seems like the most closely comparable model to the R-41PM. If cost cutting is the primary goal though the R1280DB or R1700BT shouldn't really be a step down in terms of sound quality from the Klipsch.

I was going to recommend the Fluance AI40 as another decent alternative but it appears to be OOS everywhere these days. The larger AI60 is still available though, but puts you in the $300 price bracket and isn't in the same 4-5" range as these speakers.

If size is an issue then I like the Audioengine HD3, though it's very pricey speaker for it's limited uses. The iLoud Micro Monitor is another similarly priced speaker with a more neutral sound as well.

So my last suggestion is if you wanted to step up to a higher class of speakers (and pay for them) is to check out the Vanatoo Transparent Zero. Or if you really want to go all in the Airpulse A100.
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