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Orb Audio MOD Series

Orb Audio MOD Series
alaScore 87

70 reviews

May, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 70 reviews of Orb Audio MOD Series. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Speakers for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Speakers the Orb Audio MOD Series is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Orb Audio MOD Series

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 41 user reviews of Orb Audio MOD Series from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Speakers on Amazon.com.

95% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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May, 2016

Expert review by: Jamie Lendino (pcmag.com)

Orb Audio Mod1

 

In New York City, it's tough to find stereo speakers that look good and work well in a small apartment. The Orb Audio Mod1 ($239 per pair, direct) speaker set comes closer than most, with unique round enclosures available in a variety of eye-catching...

Attractive design. Transparent, neutral sound. Plenty of volume. Airy highs, even despite the lack of a dedicated tweeter

Virtually no bass punch by themselves

The Orb Audio Mod1 stereo speakers sound incredible when paired with the company's companion Super Eight subwoofer, but on their own, they're not quite full-range.

Aug, 2012

Expert review by: Terrence Russell (wired.com)

Review: Orb Audio Home Theater System

 

Quick — what's the secret to building a versatile surround sound system? Finely calibrated speakers, receivers, and subwoofers? Wrong! The correct answer is balls. Specifically,...

Awesome clarity for both music and hi def movies. Easy to assemble. Surprisingly solid craftsmanship. Hardly any distortion at high volumes. Satisfyingly heavy and durable speaker stands. Metal rods on HOSS stands have been hollowed to hide speaker...

Not the broadest sound field we’ve encountered. Want ear-level speakers? Extra speaker stands are going to cost you at 9 a pair. Center channel speaker stand kept coming loose. Speaker wire can be tricky to secure due to enclosed clamps

May, 2008

Expert review by: Clint DeBoer (audioholics.com)

Orb Audio Mod4 Speakers Review

 

Orb Audio has presented a refreshingly contemporary speaker system that somewhat miraculously couples big, expansive sound with a relatively small form factor. The system is almost infinitely expandable and, with the exception of a few ergonomic...

Attractive speakers ; Big sound ; Excellent tactile bass response

Sub aesthetically mismatched ; Confusing, complex mounting options ; Difficult assembly when using HOSS stands

Aug, 2008

Expert review by: Tom Andry (audioholics.com)

Orb Audio Mod2 Speakers Review

 

Not all of us have the luxury or the ability to spend thousands of dollars on high priced, high performing, extremely accurate but outrageously ugly speaker systems. And those of us that have that

Excellent Sound Quality ; Super high WAF (small and cute) ; Better than expected low end range ; Very cool ; Modular

Distorts at higher volumes ; Unusual wire connection points (bare wire only) ; May not be suitable for larger rooms

Aug, 2005

Expert review by: Frank Williams (reviewboard.com)

Orb Audio Mod2 Home Theater Speaker Review

 

If you are looking for a great sounding set of 5.1 Home Theater Speakers that look great, have a small footprint in your living room and won't break your wallet ...

Jan, 2011

Expert review by: Mark Fleischmann (hometheatermag.com)

Orb Audio People’s Choice Speaker System

 

Spherical loudspeakers are perhaps too easily dismissed: “Oh look, it's round. Cute gimmick. Next…” That box speakers are easy to build certainly doesn't guarantee sound quality. In fact, designers of quality speakers are constantly rebelling against...

With the People’s Choice package, Orb Audio stakes a claim to high-end performance in the sat/sub category. While it’s subject to the limits of compact sat/sub sets in general—mainly midbass integration—it also has tremendous appeal thanks to its high...

Jul, 2012

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Expert review by: Mark Fleischmann (hometheater.com)

Orb Audio People’s Choice Speaker System

 

Spherical loudspeakers are perhaps too easily dismissed: “Oh look, it's round. Cute gimmick. Next…” That box speakers are easy to build certainly doesn't guarantee sound quality. In fact, designers of quality speakers are constantly rebelling against...

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: Grant Clauser (electronichouse.com)

Review: Orb Audio 5.1 Home Theater System Speakers

 

Orb Audio's People's Choice system takes a spherical approach to home theater.

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Mar, 2012

Expert review by: Mike Yawney (thereviewcrew.com)

Review: Orb Audio Home Theater System

 

When it comes to home audio, especially home theater speakers, it's easy to have the mindset that bigger is better. After all, the bigger the speakers the more sound they can produce. While the latter may be true we have to admit we were intrigued by...

Stylish ; Nice sound ; Affordable starter package

Need sub-woofer for bass ; No Banana clips ; Speaker wire can pull speakers due to light weight ; System can quickly become pricey

Overall we were quite happy with the way the Orb Audio Home Theater System performed. You get nice sound for a decent price. Just make sure you splurge and purchase a sub-woofer to get the optimum sound for your home.

Jul, 2011

Expert review by: Andrew Robinson (hometheaterreview.com)

Orb Audio Mod1 Home Theater Speaker System Reviewed

 

The Orb Mod1 home theater speaker system delivers a complete 5.1 speaker package for only $798 that sounds amazingly good and fits easily into a multi-purpose room. Find out why reviewers everywhere think round speakers rock....

The Mod1 system scores high in the wife acceptance arena with its small stature but big sound, not to mention good value for the money ; All Orb Audio products are designed and assembled in the USA and come with a 30 day satisfaction guarantee ; The...

The Mod1's binding posts, while stylish, are a bit cumbersome to deal with and accept only bare wire. Orb Audio recommends and also sells bulk 16-gauge wire to be used with their speakers at little cost to you ; There is only so much air a small...

For well under a grand, $798 to be exact, the Mod1 Home Theater Speaker System from Orb Audio is a value leader in the truest sense of the word. The Mod1's single driver design multiplied by five matching speakers makes for a surround sound experience...

Feb, 2010