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Dayton Audio B652

Dayton Audio B652
alaScore 89

64 reviews

Sep, 2020

alaTest has collected and analyzed 64 reviews of Dayton Audio B652. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the usability and reliability. The size and price are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed views about the design.

price, size, reliability, usability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Dayton Audio B652 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Dayton Audio B652

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 47 user reviews of Dayton Audio B652 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the usability and design. The size and price are also mentioned favorably, but there are some mixed comments about the reliability.

price, size, design, usability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Dayton Audio B652

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Dayton Audio B652 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.4/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.ca. Reviewers really like the usability. The price is also appreciated.

price, usability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2020

Expert review by : Steve Guttenberg (cnet.com)

Dayton Audio B652: Great speakers for under $50

 

The ; bookshelf speakers sound great and are available for under $50.

The Daytons aren't the most attractive speakers you'll see. The spring-clip connectors don't securely grip the speaker wire, so an inadvertent tug might yank it out.

The Dayton Audio B652 speakers are the best-sounding stereo speakers you can buy for under $50.

May, 2012

Expert review by : Steve Guttenberg (cnet.com)

Dayton Audio B652 review

 

You probably haven't heard of Dayton Audio, but the company is a leading supplier of "raw" loudspeaker drivers and speaker-building accessories for hobbyists. Dayton also sells a line of stereo and home theater speakers, like the B652 bookshelf...

The Dayton Audio B652 bookshelf speakers sound great and are available for under $50.

The Daytons aren't the most attractive speakers you'll see. The spring-clip connectors don't securely grip the speaker wire, so an inadvertent tug might yank it out.

The Dayton Audio B652 speakers are the best-sounding stereo speakers you can buy for under $50.

May, 2012

Expert review by : James Larson (audioholics.com)

Dayton Audio Breaks Price Barrier with AMT Tweeter “Air” Loudspeaker Series

 

Dayton Audio expanded on the 'Air' series with a tower, smaller bookshelf and center channel speakers. What kind of system can be had from the lowest-priced speaker series to use an AMt Tweeters?

Jan, 2018

Sound & Vision TOP PICK

Expert review by : Mark Fleischmann (soundandvision.com)

Dayton Audio B652-AIR Speaker System Review

 

If you want a home theater system and you want it now, these speakers will suit a draconian budget. Let a thousand starter systems bloom.

Super affordable; Pleated-diaphragm tweeter; Cinema-friendly voicing; Excellent finish quality

Lively cabinets; Wire-clip speaker terminals

Jul, 2015

Expert review by : Jonathan Knoder (toptenreviews.com)

Dayton Audio B652 Review

 

Affordable and enjoyable is the best way to describe the Dayton Audio B652 bookshelf speakers. They won't wow you with refined sound quality, but they won't make you question your purchase either. These speakers work best as surrounds for your home...

These speakers are affordable and sound solid. Will serve you well as surround sound speakers or speakers for your laptop.

The B652 speakers are underpowered and can’t produce enough volume to serve as your mains. They also lack low-bass response.

If you are on a tight budget, you won’t find bookshelf speakers under $100 that sound as good as the B652. They provide great value and can serve well as your surround sound speakers.

May, 2014

Expert review by : Steve Guttenberg (cnet.co.uk)

Dayton B652-AIR: Dirt-cheap speakers aren't supposed to sound like this

 

The Audiophiliac checks out Dayton's B652-AIR, and thinks cheap speakers never sounded this good!

Consumer review (cnet.com)

Better than speakers 5 times the price

 

I have used these speakers since Steve Gutenberg gave them a place in the "TOP SPEAKERS UNDER $1,000" post. I Recommend them all the time and have probably purchased eight pair personally. Not great at low volume but at HIGH VOLUME they come alive and...

No Replacement for Displacement. The 6.5in Drivers in these make BIG sound. Most other cheap speakers only sport 4in and if you are lucky 5.25. The sealed box means you can push them HARD. Having no crossover is better then having a cheap crossover.

Not the prettiest speakers (with the grills on). The Spring clips on the back are OK and CAN ACCEPT a banana clip but a 5-way would be better.

Nov, 2012

Consumer review (cnet.com)

Great value for the money!

 

Hooked it up to a Pyle PCA4 amp to run with Pandora, iTunes and Google Music. Worked great out of the box and fills my large room with plenty of sound. The whole setup cost under $100 shipped from Amazon - best upgrade you can find out there!

Sound is clear, speakers fit anywhere, price

None so far

Jun, 2012

Consumer review (cnet.com)

This lil guy is on sale for $30 at parts-express.com

 

There's no way you'll find a better sounding speaker at this price.

How can you go wrong? A better connection on the back would be a plus, but at $30 you can get that part and replace it yourself.

There were no cons that I could find.

May, 2012

Consumer review (cnet.com)

Good sounding speakers for under $50..????

 

Most of the time Parts Express has these speakers on sale for $29.00 a pair = 10$ shipping ; you'd be lucky to get a 4' 2 way for that price ( with much less base & power handling ) . For $ 40 dollars , what have you got to loose !

These things are cleaner sounding than you'd expect , and will fit in nicely in most living rooms or bedrooms . There small for a speaker with a 6 inch woofer , but that just makes them more versatile !

The base isn't a con really , teamed-up with an inexpensive powered sub , you'll have a nice sounding cheap 2.1 system .

May, 2012
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