Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 15
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JerryY Looks great; several spray options
My shower had a tired looking shower head and I upgraded it with this Speakman showerhead.
Installation was easy. I removed my existing showerhead and the old plumbing tape. The kit included new plumbing tape which you wrap on the pipe and then twist on the new showerhead.
I found the showerhead seems to have two main streams which is a spray and a waterfall. As you turn the handle you can make the spray narrower/wider and same with the waterfall. Also for lack of a better word the intensity of the water changes too with different settings. So there is a reasonable amount of customization here.
Overall I'm happy with the performance of this showerhead and it combines a good mix of form and function.
September 27, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sebastian Redefined Luxury bath.
Speakman has redefined the Luxury bath, and it is called Speakman AnyStream showerhead.
This shower head can please anybody, since it has infinite settings:from flood to intense and then to rain; and many in between.(that is why they call call it "AnyStream")
It will take only 2 minutes to install! All you need is an open wrench.
The quality of the product is more than expected. It is made of very heavy, solid brass and finished with polished chrome with pleasing and elegant design. It is going to last several lifetimes.
This showerhead has some special effects that others do not have. The water temperature always remain same. The other speciality is that,even if the water pressure goes down, the shower pressure remains same.
Enjoy the shower, like never before, as you wish. It will be a very pleasant experience.
Please watch the video of the demonstration.
September 23, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Roger Excellent build quality, looks great
Speakman S-2254 Shower Head looks impressive. It has true chrome finish unlike cheap plastic looks on some other shower heads. The water flow definitely feels more than the other shower heads, but the pressure is lacking and no massaging effect. Having said that the shower feels like downpour as the water drops are thick and solid (see the pic) Overall excellent quality, good water flow but lacks pressure for massaging.
September 23, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Andrew an attractive, retro, variable-pressure showerhead
This review is based on first impressions, so I have not been able to assess long-term durability. Construction feels solid and installation with the Teflon tape provided was very easy.
This shower head isn't designed to do "fancy tricks" like generate rapid pulses of water. Rather, you can adjust between a low-pressure "waterfall" type setting where relatively fat streams of slow-moving water arc out and downward from the showerhead or a high-pressure "jet" type setting that projects relatively thin streams of fast-moving water that travel further laterally. I got this showerhead to solve a particular problem, which it does admirably. My original showerhead had no adjustments, and projected relatively fast-moving jets of water. In a shower stall of limited size, even when depressed as far downward as possible, the water jets from my original showerhead traveled horizontally across the stall and hit the wall before they hit the floor. I have a household member of short stature who could not satisfactorily position lower extremities in the water, because the jets from the original showerhead hit the wall of the shower stall too high up. In the "waterfall' setting, the Anystream showerhead solves this problem.
Beyond functionality, I think it is a very attractive showerhead -- and although this is not necessarily an indication of quality -- it has reassuring heft.
January 11, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Dog The showerhead is great for a short period
I bought the showerhead earlier this year from Home Depot. Installed it with ease. It has now developed a crack that goes almost all the way around the neck of the head. It leaks like sieve and is no longer usable. For $80.00, it should last longer than a year.
October 12, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Autobroker High quality product
I received the Speakman Retro shower head and before taking it out of the box, I noticed the weight of the unit. Very heavy feel, I like it.
After taking it out of the box, I noticed the quality feel and the high polished finish. Installation was very easy, just like any other shower head.
When I turned the water on, I was impressed with the spray pattern and flow. When I used the shower, I noticed a refreshing feel, unlike the unit I had just removed. The adjustment valve feels solid and well made. The spray pattern is very wide, but doesn't feel thin.
Overall, I am thoroughly pleased with this shower head and I highly recommend purchasing one.
October 3, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by John Luxurious. Very solid!
Bought our first Speakman (Icon model) 21 years ago. The gears inside the spray adjuster lever are finally starting to fail. This was such a great showerhead that we even took it with us on vacations, temporarily switching one in a hotel bath with our favorite!
Saw the Vintage and Retro styles for just a bit more than the Icon, and much cheaper for all on Home Depot site than Lowe's and Walmart.
(Almost) an easy install. Couldn't position it upright without loosening the larger nut for the swivel ball, from the section that screws to the wall spout. Still thought it a bit stiff when trying to swivel, so applied some faucet grease to the large o-ring inside the swivel, and now all great!!
Did recommend a Speakman to my sister about 10 years ago, seen at Home Depot when they were still available in the store. I didn't examine it too well, so when she bought it and asked me to install, I was shocked that the outer housing of the showerhead was chromed PLASTIC! What? I'm glad Speakman abandoned that attempt...
A terrific model that sprays very well. If you were ever in doubt, buy it!
March 16, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Baze Wonderful shower head in every possible way
LOVE this shower head. Installation was a breeze (it even comes with the white plumber's tape included!). The finish is simply beautiful and the pictures do not do it justice - it is a beautiful looking shower head - stylish and perfectly proportioned. I like the idea of the 360degree lever to control the water, although I don't think its that useful, it is still a good tie-in between function and looks.
The water pressure and the water-jet are great and make for a great shower experience.
I am EXTREMELY satisfied with this product and would highly recommend it to anyone.
September 24, 2013