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Acoustic ResearchAW880 Wireless Indoor Stereo Speakers (Pair)
 
3.4

(based on 16 reviews)

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    (5)

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    (1)

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    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

71%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great sound quality (6)
  • Good power output (5)
  • Compact (4)
  • Easy to mount (4)
  • Easy to set up (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home (8)
  • Basic systems (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (11), Movie enthusiast (3), Tech savvy (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (12)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Works great, installed simply

We have a large family room and had to have the sound quite high to hear our TV clearly.
These wireless speakers, strategically in the back of the room lets everyone hear the...Read complete review

We have a large family room and had to have the sound quite high to hear our TV clearly.
These wireless speakers, strategically in the back of the room lets everyone hear the sound clearly and at a low volume, confortable for everyone.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Stop working on day one

We got this set for the kitchen. It was working great on the first day, was simple to set up etc. sounded ok (speakers seemed a bit light but I guess with only...Read complete review

We got this set for the kitchen. It was working great on the first day, was simple to set up etc. sounded ok (speakers seemed a bit light but I guess with only 10W what do you expect?). However, after a few hours of playing, the transmitter stopped getting power and has not come back alive. It might be the transformer (120 to 12) or it might be the transmitter itself.

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1.0

Not happy with performance

By Sandy

from North Bend, WA

About Me Practical

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • Poor Sound Quality

    Best Uses

      Comments about Acoustic Research AW880 Wireless Indoor Stereo Speakers (Pair):

      Moved th antenna 5 feet away from the tv and it still cuts in and out and makes loud staticy noises. On vacation until the 15th and plan on sending it back for credit.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Wireless speakers

      By Mac the Knife

      from Largo,FL

      About Me Frequent Traveler, Practical

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Sound Quality
      • Powerful

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home

        Comments about Acoustic Research AW880 Wireless Indoor Stereo Speakers (Pair):

        he speakers are great. I bought because they come two in a box and I needed four speakers. I thought that one transponder might work all four and I was right. I have had every kind of wireless speaker that [*] and [*]sell. Never has a set of speakers had the sound quality and length of distance from the transponder to create the great sound they put out.We could not be more pleased with the purchase.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Great System

        By GG

        from Maine

        About Me Practical

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Good Sound Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home

          Comments about Acoustic Research AW880 Wireless Indoor Stereo Speakers (Pair):

          Gave two pairs of these speakers to my technophob parents. They called to tell me that they had arrived and that they already were setup and pumping out music. Every time I've spoken with them since they have let me know how much they enjoy listening to the music produced by these speakers.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          3.0

          Cuts out for five seconds every hour

          By Travel junkie

          from Harrison, Ohio

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Acoustic Research AW880 Wireless Indoor Stereo Speakers (Pair):

              They work great for watching TV without wife yelling turn it down. However, they cut out for about four seconds every hour. I just hope this does not indicate future performance.

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              • No

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              5.0

              I am planning to buy this product again

              By jill

              from Sumter, SC

              About Me Loves my vinyl, Practical, Retired

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Good Sound Quality
              • Versitile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home
                • Office

                Comments about Acoustic Research AW880 Wireless Indoor Stereo Speakers (Pair):

                The size of these speakers makes them easy to fit into any decor. I've been able to place them at either ends of my great room so that sitting between them puts me in the middle of a rich full sound. The only problem I have is that the speakers have to be near an outlet or else you have to add an ugly extension chord.
                I plan to purchase another set so that I can use them with my flat screen TV.

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                • No

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                4.0

                Such A Deal!

                By Basketball Bob

                from Glen Allen, VA

                About Me Frequent Traveler, Practical

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Good Sound Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home
                  • Indoors

                  Comments about Acoustic Research AW880 Wireless Indoor Stereo Speakers (Pair):

                  Use them to support HD TV as with additional speakers the volume from the set can be lowered with a "surround sound" experience. Speakers have excellent fidelity. Very easy to install. Each speaker has it own power source, so they are not linked by an "umbilical" cord which severely limits placement and distance between speakers. Volume control should be on the front side of speaker; it is one of three controls in the back and hard to locate.

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                  • No

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Outstanding Product, Outstanding Price

                  By Tom D

                  from Boston

                  About Me Audiophile, Movie Enthusiast, Practical, Pro Audio / DJ, Tech Savvy

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Easy to Mount
                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Good Power Output
                  • Great Sound Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Basic Systems
                    • Home
                    • Home Theater
                    • Larger Rooms
                    • Multiple Rooms / Whole House
                    • Outdoors
                    • Smaller Rooms

                    Comments about Acoustic Research AW880 Wireless Indoor Stereo Speakers (Pair):

                    In kitchen to hear great stereo audio from a 10w RMS amp audio system located in living room. Love to listen to great music while cooking my favorite dishes. Excellent bass and trebble when listening to fine classical music. I am not a rocker, so I don't care about blaring, knocking bass only. There are not any "not so great" issues with these speakers. Hat is off to AR for a designing a great product.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Works as expected!

                    By Ironwolf

                    from Dallas, TX

                    About Me Audiophile, Movie Enthusiast, Practical, Tech Savvy

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Good Power Output
                    • Great Sound Quality

                    Cons

                    • No Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home Theater

                    Comments about Acoustic Research AW880 Wireless Indoor Stereo Speakers (Pair):

                    Using it for my suround sound 7.1 system. When it senses the signal the speakers come to life. Sound great.

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Wireless Speakers worked in 5 minutes

                    By Nich

                    from Wichita, Kansas

                    About Me Practical

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design
                    • Easy to Mount
                    • Good Power Output
                    • Great Sound Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Basic Systems

                      Comments about Acoustic Research AW880 Wireless Indoor Stereo Speakers (Pair):

                      Easy to plug and turn it on for instant sound as the installation instructions were as simple as 1, 2, 3.

                      The one thing this isn't so great is the volumn know is on the back of the unit and it is kind of small. My wife likes to turn the speaker down when she has an incoming phone call and that task would be a little better if the volumn button were a little larger. I own other Wireless Speaker Systems.

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Good Product

                      By The Man 87

                      from Minneapolis, MN

                      Verified Buyer

                      Comments about Acoustic Research AW880 Wireless Indoor Stereo Speakers (Pair):

                      It works well for what it is advertised as, as well as what it is priced at. Good product.

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                      (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      1.0

                      Bad Buy

                      By Caroline Collective

                      from Houston Tx

                      About Me Practical, Tech Savvy

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                        • Badly Designed
                        • Poor Sound Quality

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Acoustic Research AW880 Wireless Indoor Stereo Speakers (Pair):

                          Given that these Speakers are pretty inexpensive you should expect to get what you pay for. So what you pay for is a pair of badly designed, short distance only, hard to install, and difficult to effectively use speakers. They are easy to set up, but then they immediately underperform. If you're looking for junk that doesn't work well definitely buy these speakers. We're retuning mine.

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                          • No

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                          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Works great, installed simply

                          By Les

                          from Villa Rica, Ga.

                          About Me Movie Enthusiast, Practical

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Set Up
                          • Great Sound Quality

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Home
                            • Larger Rooms
                            • Multiple Rooms / Whole House

                            Comments about Acoustic Research AW880 Wireless Indoor Stereo Speakers (Pair):

                            We have a large family room and had to have the sound quite high to hear our TV clearly.
                            These wireless speakers, strategically in the back of the room lets everyone hear the sound clearly and at a low volume, confortable for everyone.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            2.0

                            Great Sound, bad location for Controls

                            By Rich

                            from Vancouver, WA

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy Setup
                            • Great Sound Quality

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Home

                              Comments about Acoustic Research AW880 Wireless Indoor Stereo Speakers (Pair):

                              Wireless speakers sound great. But the volume, Stereo controls are situated on the back face and would be easier if they were on the front.

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                              • Yes

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                              4.0

                              recommend these speakers to everyone

                              By Stef

                              from Buffalo, New york

                              About Me Practical, Technically Challenged

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Attractive Design
                              • Easy Setup
                              • Easy to Mount
                              • Good Power Output
                              • Great Sound Quality
                              • Set-up took 15min

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Basic Systems
                                • Home

                                Comments about Acoustic Research AW880 Wireless Indoor Stereo Speakers (Pair):

                                very easy to set-up and use.Excellant quality for
                                their size.

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                                • No

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                                1.0

                                A disaster

                                By disappointed

                                from NY

                                Pros

                                • Easy Setup
                                • Easy to Mount

                                Cons

                                • Simply does not work

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Acoustic Research AW880 Wireless Indoor Stereo Speakers (Pair):

                                  Terrible speakers I have the transmitter right next to the speakers and it doesnt work .Once in a while it wakes up for a few minutes and then bam it stops out of the blue moon.
                                  Bottom line dont touch these even if they give it away free.

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                                  • No

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                                  (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  1.0

                                  Stop working on day one

                                  By David & Mary

                                  from Stowe, VT

                                  About Me Casual User

                                  Verified Reviewer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Set Up
                                  • Easy To Use

                                  Cons

                                  • Flimsy Construction

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Cheap add-on

                                  Comments about Acoustic Research AW880 Wireless Indoor Stereo Speakers (Pair):

                                  We got this set for the kitchen. It was working great on the first day, was simple to set up etc. sounded ok (speakers seemed a bit light but I guess with only 10W what do you expect?). However, after a few hours of playing, the transmitter stopped getting power and has not come back alive. It might be the transformer (120 to 12) or it might be the transmitter itself.

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Personal

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