XLBP Wide Dispersion Bipolar Surround Sound Speakers - Dark Walnut (pair)

Fluance XLBP Wide Dispersion Bipolar Surround Sound Speakers - Dark Walnut (pair)

Dark Walnut (XLBP-DW)

Overall Performance
34 Review(s)
This Item has Been Discontinued

Customer Reviews

Overall Rating:

Jason M January 2, 2019 Texas, United States

Great speaker. I was really impressed for the money. So glad I heard of this brand on YouTube. These speakers completed my system. Don’t spend $500-600, not worth it. The speaker mounts make things really difficult. I used these. They worked perfect.

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tigeraki June 4, 2018

Best Bipolar speaker in these prices. - Verified Store

Amazon Customer April 1, 2018

They sound ok. Not what I was expecting. No multi directional sound they claim. - Verified Store

SMorefield March 24, 2018

Sounds great with my definitive 600 pro - Verified Store

ed b February 14, 2018

works as advetised - Verified Store

Ryan February 7, 2018

This has been quite the substantial upgrade to my home theater setup. I've been using KLH satellite speakers for years and years that I originally had bought in high school. After taking a serious look at the speakers I currently had I wanted to make some moves and upgrade. Through lots of research on AVS forums and other online sources I ended up among these.

I currently have a two row seating situation in a finished basement setting so I wanted to accommodate for both rows. This ended up with me looking into the bipolar surround speakers. With the bipolar speakers and the wide dispersion this enabled me to be able to provide a surround sound experience in both the back and the front row.

I got the package and couldn't believe how large and decently heavy they were. The build and construction was definitely impressive right out of the box. I was excited to get these hooked up. I found the perfect area to mount given the correct measurements where you want to hang them up in your sound stage. Which during mounting I had noticed that they suggest you to hang four dry wall anchors PER speaker. I ended up just hanging two dry wall anchors on the outside holes and they've been up for months and months since then.

After hooking it all up and hanging them on the wall I've been blown away by the performance of these ever since. I had a Lord of The Rings marathon with these soon thereafter and they performed quite well in both rows. Just the other day however I tuned in my setup even more (Relying on YPAO on my Yamaha receiver wasn't cutting it well) and increased the volume levels all around on the speakers to a more matched dB level in the main listening position. I've watched a good 5-6 movies since then and WOW even more blown away than what I've been missing out on for months since installing them! Surround sound effects have been awesome.

At $199 the price point is pretty solid for this pair. I have nothing but good things to say about them. I haven't had a lot of experiences with higher quality surround sound driven speakers but they blew those dinky KLH satellites out of the water. (Picture for comparison before hooking up the new Fluance XLBP's) - Verified Store

Amazon Customer January 25, 2018

look good sound good blend well with my other speakers (infinity) nice speakers. - Verified Store

Atul O August 5, 2017

I got these speakers for my Desktop, Yea I know they are not meant for it but I just wanted to experiment and was getting them at good price. I also got SMSL SA50 (50 Watts per channel x 2) amplifier. As soon as I plugged in I have been blown away with the quality of these. I m hearing on 25% amp power and volume turned 30% on laptop. - Verified Store

Tein C March 17, 2017

Great price for the sound... replaced my old more expensive brand definitive Mythos and actually sound better than them. - Verified Store

Var February 19, 2017

one of the best for movies - Verified Store

Fletch February 6, 2017

Huge pair of surrounds tough to beat at $99 a pair. Sound great in my humble man cave/theater. - Verified Store

JoeSixPack January 30, 2017

Fluance must be planning some upgrades because these are a steal at the sub hundred price tag... for me these serve to supplement some very high quality speakers... is there a difference between $1000 speakers and $100 speakers? Of course. The highs are higher and lows lower in more expensive ones.But these do exactly what the frequency range says they should - their sound is clear, but rich and full are really the adjectives that come to mind when listening to them as stand alones (I recommend these as a bookshelf speaker - in my case they bridge sound between two rooms sitting on a half wall) - and I haven't yet reached the break in period so the sound will be getting better.The components here are quality so you're getting a speaker that will last for awhile - and at the very least if one upgrades these will always have great value in any surround sound system.Special thanks to Fluance and all the various distributors that work with them for high quality customer service... knowing that anyone on the fence about these or Fluance should take a chance on these, or anything else the company sells. - Verified Store

Diane E December 17, 2016

Great sound! - Verified Store

Christian Fahel September 14, 2016

Their much bigger then my other set of bipolar surrounds which are made by jamo. The quality and performance is very good for the money probably the best bang for your buck that you can find. Free shipping i ordered yesterdat and it arrived super fast overnight 1 day shipping cant be beat. The 4 star is because the vinyl veneer isnt the best and looks very thin. The gloss black paint looks super cheap and get fingerprints all over it but honestly on eog the worst gloss black paimt jobs i have seen on a speaker. My kanto bluetooth speaker black gloss finish is much nicer and more refined. The other annoyance was the mounting brackets on the back they didnt supply any screws and was pretty hard to install ended up scratching the black bracket becausr the screws i were using were to big. But to sum it up pretty good experience the price was affordable the quality is good the shipping in my experience was lightning fast and the trial period give you the confidence to take thr plunge to order. Dont hesistate best price to performance ratio for surrounds in my oppinion.

Jesse Platts July 13, 2016

These are very good speakers, a large upgrade from the rear speakers I was using on my 9.2 system.
The customer service from this company is very responsive. I contacted them because I really wanted to mount the speakers such that one was up firing off the ceiling and the other down firing.
I wasn't able to do this, as I would have had to re drill the cabinet. If I had a drill press I would have felt more comfortable with the task, but not with a hand drill.

The only reason for the four is that I would have wanted the cabinet to come with speaker mounts that would have allowed me to mount them in the orientation I wanted.

These really fill out the rear of the sound environment, just using them as designed.

Excellent deal, great build, good looks, improved sound environment.

Dave S July 5, 2016

Nice speakers came double boxed and needed it. These are quality speakers for the mid part of your Home Theater. Probably will buy another set for my other system. Check your dimensions these are small light speakers but nice size for larger systems. Cabinets are fantastic. -Verified Store

joseph c May 4, 2016

3 stars because I've not plugged these bad boys in yet, but these things are solid. Heavy. Built well, and it was nice to see that they were designed and built in Canada. Looking forward to dropping these boys into my configuration. -Verified Store

RJW A March 14, 2016

The very BEST for Surround and Dolby ATMOS. INCREDIBLE SURPRISE! -Verified Store

Pete DeTraglia November 20, 2015

The Fluance XLBP speakers sound absolutely amazing. The highs are crystal clear and very articulate. The mids are tight and accurate. The bass these speaker produce is deep and smooth never sloppy or muddied. The dispersion from these speakers is where it absolutely shines filling my home theater with amazing sounds whether it is musical or surround sound in movies. The XLBP immerse you is so much sound that it feels like you are being wrapped up in whatever you are listening to. The build quality is excellent and the cherry pair that I bought look amazing matching well with my cherry PSB T6 front tower speakers. The price to performance ratio makes these speakers one of the best buy in the market today. Buy them as you will not be disappointed.

Fulton Aguisanda November 20, 2015

The best value in surround speakers right now. I was hesitant at first since I've never heard of the name but due to the positive reviews and comments, I thought I'ld give it a shot. I'm glad I did. This not only sounds tight, it's mahogany and black piano finish puts the icing on top. Great value, free shipping and lifetime warranty, you can't go wrong.

Matt H November 20, 2015

Simply put, the XLBP's are the best-built, best-sounding, and best-value bipolar speakers in their price category - on the planet ! With their larger cabinets and mid-woofers, ported design, extended frequency response, and increased efficiency rating, they sound notably fuller and louder than Fluance's own earlier design bipolars, the AVBP2's, which I'm also running as part of my 7.1 system. Using the XLBP's (and Klipsch RS400's) as my sides, and the AVBP2's (and older Klipsch SS1's) as my rears. I'm also running dedicated subwoofers for each of my side and rear channels, as well as for my center and front L&R channels, not to mention dual subs for my LFE. My overall goal for using muliple subs is to eliminate dead listening spots, and not for sheer volume, as I live in a duplex. Anyhoo, I'm delighted with my XLBP's (as well as my AVBP2's). Keep up the gr8 work, Fluance :)

John Kutasz November 20, 2015

Please consider this a partial review - in breaking in my XLBPs, I have not yet used them for their ultimate purpose. When I unboxed these, I was thrilled by how nice they looked and felt. Since surround speakers real job is NOT to call attention to themselves, my immediate question was: how do they sound? And since using them immediately as surround speakers would not highlight their performance, I have been breaking them in by using them as front left and right speakers, and listening to music, I have the inside speaker baffle pointing straight at my listening position, which points the outer plane towards the side walls of my room. I know that this will cause a certain amount of unwanted reflection and it is not what the speakers are designed for, but it's been a great way to hear what they really sound like. And (finally getting to the point) they sound just as good as they look. The treble is particularly clear and crisp, without a trace of harshness. The pre-installed hangers with their keyhole slots will make installation as actual surround speakers a breeze when I get around to stopping enjoying them as interim main speakers. When I do get them properly hung, the XLBPs will be a fantastic upgrade from what was formerly the weak link in my installation.

Fulton Aguisanda November 20, 2015

I've never heard of the brand before but because of the rave reviews, I thought I'ld give it shot and change out my aging KLH TW-09B. Right out of the box, the mahogany finish and white cone woofer on piano black surface looks sharp. Got it hooked up to my stereo unit for the break in and as soon as Chuck Mangione played "Feel So Good", boy, what an elevation on that musical experience. "Feel So Good" never sounded that good before. It looks like Fluance is making a mark in the audio industry. Reasonably priced, free shipping, great customer support and lifetime warranty, no need to look elsewhere and waste money. Thanks Fluance!

John C November 20, 2015

I've had 4 of these for about a year and a half now and they are installed as the rear surrounds in a 7.1 setup. After all this time, I still think they are the absolute best value in surrounds, bar none. the sound field is huge. I have one row of seats at the THX spec, the other at Dolby (yes, I got very luck in my room shape and size!) The sound from the 5.1 channels is almost indistinguishable from either location. The 7.1 drops off a little, but not enough to notice unless you really compare the two. Your not going to find better sound quality unless your willing to pay at least twice as much, probably closer to three times and even then, i'm not so sure you'll see any difference.

My only negative is, these baby's are BIG! As long as you have the room, you'll love them, but you need to check the size in your installation.

One thing to consider. If you have a long room and use them as the 7.1 rear channel, you might prefer a direct (non bipolar) speaker. This is more of a personal preference then anything else, but I know some people that prefer the more direct sound. As for the 5.1 channels, you just can't go wrong with the XLBP's.

Jonathan Winterburn November 20, 2015

I'm now a believer in bipole speakers for surround. These speakers not only exceeded my expectations in bulls quality, but the sound is very realistic.

With my old Polk speakers I could enjoy a movie, but now I am totally immersed and find it extremely difficult to pin point where ambient noises are emminating from while stool reviving all of the directional cues the studio intended. Over all a much more realistic presentation.

I'm proud to own these speakers.

John Kutasz November 20, 2015

I have something great to add to my earlier review: I loaned my XLBPs to my daughter, who is taking her first steps towards something better than TV speakers. It turns out that the layout of her apartment dictates a corner placement for the TV, and the room has seating on the 2 walls furthest from that corner. She is using the XLBPs as 2.0 main speakers. It turns out that they can be placed so that one plane of each speaker can be pointed pretty much directly at each of the primary seating areas, and as a result, they fill the room beautifully without having to crank up the volume. I've never lived with a corner placement situation, but it seems to me that the design of the XLBPs are very well suited to both their intended use, and also for solving a nontraditional, but probably common, placement for main speakers. And, speaking as someone who appreciates both design and sound quality, these speakers really come through on both counts. They're a fantastic value.

Chris Barton November 20, 2015

I bought these with the XL7F tower speakers for my home theater and music listening. I'm using a Sub and Center channel speaker from another manufacturer. I have to say these are absolutly amazing. Truly impressive. I've had them for almost 2.5 years now and not a day goes by that I don't NOTICE how good they sound. You won't regret if if you purchase them.

Tomas L November 20, 2015

I bought these speakers a couple months ago and i could not be more pleased with them. I put them up in my sunroom as main front L+R channels and the quality sound these speakers produce is amazing. Whether it's watching movies or listening to music, the room is filled with crisp sound coming from all directions.
Fantastic purchase for a fantastic price from a fantastic company.
I will not be buying speakers from another company for a very long time.
Tomas

Tomas L November 20, 2015

I bought these speakers a couple months ago and i could not be more pleased with them. I put them up in my sunroom as main front L+R channels and the quality sound these speakers produce is amazing. Whether it's watching movies or listening to music, the room is filled with crisp sound coming from all directions.
Fantastic purchase for a fantastic price from a fantastic company.
I will not be buying speakers from another company for a very long time.

Tomas L November 20, 2015

I bought these speakers a couple months ago and i could not be more pleased with them. I put them up in my sunroom as main front L+R channels and the quality sound these speakers produce is amazing. Whether it's watching movies or listening to music, the room is filled with crisp sound coming from all directions. Fantastic purchase for a fantastic price from a fantastic company. I will not be buying speakers from another company for a very long time.

big hung well cod well November 20, 2015

great speakers good price

Fulton Aguisanda November 20, 2015

Do not under estimate these speakers like I did. You will be blown away by how these pair sounds. Value, free shipping, tax free and lifetime warranty. Thanks Fluance!

John Kutasz November 20, 2015


Please consider this a partial review - in breaking in my XLBPs, I have not yet used them for their ultimate purpose. When I unboxed these, I was thrilled by how nice they looked and felt. Since surround speakers real job is NOT to call attention to themselves, my immediate question was: how do they sound? And since using them immediately as surround speakers would not highlight their performance, I have been breaking them in by using them as front left and right speakers, and listening to music, I have the inside speaker baffle pointing straight at my listening position, which points the outer plane towards the side walls of my room. I know that this will cause a certain amount of unwanted reflection and it is not what the speakers are designed for, but it's been a great way to hear what they really sound like. And (finally getting to the point) they sound just as good as they look. The treble is particularly clear and crisp, without a trace of harshness. The pre-installed hangers with their keyhole slots will make installation as actual surround speakers a breeze when I get around to stopping enjoying them as interim main speakers. When I do get them properly hung, the XLBPs will be a fantastic upgrade from what was formerly the weak link in my installation.

G.I. Joe November 20, 2015

Just bought these surround speakers,& boy am I impressed, but not so much at first. I have a Integra 50.4, (upgraded from an Onkyo 805), & I had been using the 7.1 set up. My fronts are Infinity Beta 50's, center Beta 360 & for the side surrounds I was using a pair of Onkyo SKF 200F's that were originally fronts for a boxed Onkyo surround system, they consist of two 5 1/4 inch woofers & a 1inch soft dome tweeter. When I decided to try the 7,1 setting, for the rear's I used an old pair of Sony's SS-MF500H 3way towers, those were the only speakers I had left outside of my 15 inch Cerwin Vegas 3ways that were in the basement, I originally planned to just hook up the Sony's to see if it was worth using this setting. As it turns out, I not only liked it but I kept it hooked up that way for about 4yrs. I decided that I could get a better look if I retired the Sony towers, not that they sounded bad but just so I wouldn't have two sets of towers in the family room,I also have a Svs PB 12 +2 so you can imagine it was a little crowded in there. I had a friend who bought a center channel by Fluance & he said he liked it so I decided to try the company out. I figured since I'd use the Onkyo's as rears, I'd try the XLBP Bi-polars as sides. I was hesitant when I ordered because I found out that they came in Dark Walnut not black. My speakers are all black,( The Sony's a really really dark grey that looks black),& I didn't want a brownish pair of speakers throwing everything off but the sales rep said that these were very dark walnut so I pulled the trigger & ordered them. After about 3 days they arrived & I hooked then up as sides,moved the Onkyo's to the rear & retired the Sonys. After running Audysse on the receiver I played back some material that I was familiar with to see how they sounded. I wasn't impressed, I couldn't hear the sides like I did before as it was set up. Did I make a mistake by getting these? After about an hour of more detailed listening I discovered that it wasn't that the sides weren't on or audible, it was that these speakers do such a good job of dispersing the sound that I couldn't tell where it was coming from unless I sat right up on them. I was impressed. I then ran them as full range speakers & was blown away about how good the sound. Mind you, they don't put out club type volume but they were as loud as the Sony towers with a little less bass. The XLBP are great for surround but they sound good at full range. Makes me think I wasted these for just surrounds..lol, just kidding, they are Very Good as surround.