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Klipsch SW-450

Klipsch SW-450
alaScore 89

138 reviews

Aug, 2020

alaTest has collected and analyzed 138 reviews of Klipsch SW-450. The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the reliability and design. The usability and size are also appreciated.

price, size, usability, design, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Klipsch SW-450 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Klipsch SW-450

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 104 user reviews of Klipsch SW-450 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. People really like the design and usability. The size and price are also mentioned favorably.

price, size, usability, design

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

Aug, 2020

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Klipsch Synergy B20/SW450 review

 

The Klipsch Synergy B20/SW450 package has an intriguing driver arrangement, and its sound is an acquired taste

Intriguing driver arrangement ; positional flexibility ; full-strength, energetic sound

Sub plods as the speakers sprint ; tweeters lack refinement

More notable for its vibrancy than its flaws, but the Klipsch is an acquired taste

Aug, 2011

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Klipsch SW-450 review

 

Large, and substantial, Klipsch's SW-450 subwoofer has the power, but we found that it lost its way when faced with complexity

Substantial and weighty sound ; understated looks

Can lose its way with more complex basslines

A substantial-sounding subwoofer that's more than capable, but some rivals can handle complexity better

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : HomeTheaterReview.com (hometheaterreview.com)

Klipsch SW-450 Powered Subwoofer Reviewed

 

The SW-450 is one of Klipsch's more affordable offerings. On movies and games, the overall sound was very good. "It never seemed to run out of power and offered great punch, weight and extension." It is built well and "looks as good as anything in its...

The Klipsch SW-450 performs wonderfully with movies and games, with excellent punch, weight, and extension that often belied its small size

The SW-450 needs more refinement on musical tracks, especially acoustic, classical, and jazz material, where its big but sometimes uncontrolled sound imposes a bit too much on the material ; The SW-450 lacks a high-pass crossover output, which could...

The SW-450 offers the classic Klipsch value proposition - great build quality, dynamic, aggressive performance, affordable price. It's not the most refined subwoofer sonically but, at the same time, it kills on movie and gaming material, offers some...

Apr, 2010

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Just wow.

 

I have this paired with some polk monitor40's and it sound amazing. I am a college freshman and I live in a dormitory, needless to say I didn't need to tell anyone I got a 10" sub. With the sub around or just under half volume and my speakers all the...

-Great powerful bass -Auto on/off is nice.

-It's massive

Mar, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Great sound. Good Punch.

 

Yes, would, and have recommended

Don't understand some of the negative reviews. Mine never sounds 'mushy'. Always a clean sound, with plenty of punch. Have a Denon AVR 5510BT 5.2 receiver pushing this subwoofer, along with a Klipsch Sub-10. 2 Kb-15, 2 KS-14, and a KC-25 center channel...

Feb, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Soft, mushy, muddy, booming bass

 

Would not purchase again. Lighting fast order processing and shipping from Newegg (although I had a late delivery from OnTrac and my subwoofer was left at night alongside a road a mile from my home!).

Nicely styled enclosure Auto standby works well Sensible controls

My excitement for receiving this subwoofer ended just moments after plugging it in. I got this to replace a Boston Acoustics 8" budget sub that burned out after just over a year of use. It actually sounded pretty good and I was bummed to need to...

Feb, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Boom boom boom

 

lots of bass but it's not very tight. sounds like the bass in the back someone's trunk

Not what I expected from klipsch

Feb, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Awesome

 

Spend a little extra and get a quality sub! This one does not disappoint.

Just purchased via shell shocker for $179.00 what a steal! Hits very hard and sounds clean. Does not sound muddy like some of the less expensive sw on the market. Very large box but does not bother me. The design of the box is perfect if you have kids...

Zero

Jan, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

The most "Bang" for your "Bump..... >:3 see what I did there?!

 

HITS...HARD, Rich deep BASS That fills the room, beautiful design box, and at a crazy low price. I owned 1 for 3 years now, and once I saw this for more than 50% off it was a no brainer. Having one was amazing so having food means it has to be better....

That my neighbors in the lower and upper apartment have given me noise complains, not really sure if that's a con lol

May, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

The most "Bang" for your "Bump..... >:3 see what I did there?!

 

HITS...HARD, Rich deep BASS That fills the room, beautiful design box, and at a crazy low price. I owned 1 for 3 years now, and once I saw this for more than 50% off it was a no brainer. Having one was amazing so having food means it has to be better....

That my neighbors in the lower and upper apartment have given me noise complains, not really sure if that's a con lol

May, 2015