The R1700BT is a pair of bookshelf speakers with Bluetooth along with analog connectivity, so they will be compatible with old-school or modern audio sources. The sound is warm and smooth, with a bit of emphasis on the bass. These are great for casual listening, movies or games.
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Pro They have a good sound quality and convenient features that are rare in the price range
The R1700BT has a very good sound performance which is enhanced by Bluetooth connectivity, tone controls, and remote functionality. Other speakers in this price category usually don't have such a combination of useful features.
Pro You can use wireless connection
With the R1700BT, you won’t need to deal with wired connectivity issues. These speakers can connect to audio sources via Bluetooth, so you can easily pair these with smartphones, tablets, and other Bluetooth-enabled audio sources.
Pro Wired input is still available
You don't need to worry if your audio sources do not have Bluetooth. There are 2 RCA input connections so you can still hook up to two wired devices.
Pro The sound is warm and smooth
The speakers have full sounding mids with a slightly boosted bass. Vocals, guitar, and keys can be easily heard and sound good; bass hits have good power. Hip-hop and dance music as well as movie and game audio sound great, with dialogue easy to hear and understand.
Pro The tone controls are easy to reach
You can easily tweak the sound of these speakers using the tone control knobs on the right speaker. You can adjust volume, treble, and bass to better suit your preferences.
Pro Having a remote is very convenient
With the remote, you can turn the speakers on or off, adjust volume, mute the sound, or switch between Bluetooth and wired sources.
Pro You don't need an external amp
These speakers are really easy to set up because there is a built-in amp. You can connect them directly to an audio source without a receiver or an external speaker amplifier.
Con Sound may be too muddy
This isn't the best choice if you want a highly detailed sound. While the mids and the bass are forward, the highs are quite recessed, and fine audio details may sound muddy.