Summary: I use these as direct-radiating surrounds. They sound great, and are light enough to mount on an articulating mount. (I think I used an omnimount) I do knock off one star because I've read that Energy makes/made a port plug, but you can't find them anywhere. I wish it had been included, as my speakers are too close to the wall for a rear port to really work.
Summary: The summer of 2009 saw me looking to change my HT set up both from a receiver and speakers point of view. Changed speakers first as I purchased a pair of Energy C200 mains, Energy C-C50 center channel and Energy C50's for rear. I wanted the C200's due to being able to bi-amp them as they are set up for that feature. One day I decided to try and listen to the much smaller C50's as the main speaker just out of curiosity. WOW, now that was really impressive.
Summary: I bought these as a gift for my father to upgrade his front speakers on his home theater-in-a-box. These are a huge improvement. They provide sounds into the upper-bass area as others have mentioned, whereas the speakers that came with the HTIB were little tinny things with no bass at all. These really bring out the mids and highs as well, and at under $100 for the pair, were a bargain. They have some weight to them and are of high quality construction.
Summary: I bought a pair of c-50 6 months ago, had them broken in, and the sound IS still 'muffled", and not as bright. i own a pair of c-100 energy, the difference in sound is simply night and day. if you are on a budget, may be those speakers will be good for the job, although you can do much betetr with a pair of polk audio monitor M-30, which sound 10 times betetr then the C-50, and are at similar prices.
Summary: I bought these as part of an HT set along with the C-C50 and the S8.3 subwoofer. Out of the box, these speakers sound way too bright. Give them 10s of hours to break in and turn down the treble a little bit until they loosen up. After that they sound great. These speakers are small and produce an amazing amount of sound; however, they can get lost in a large room. If you've got a decent amount of space to fill, you might consider the C-100's.
Laz "What kind of a man is man who does not l..., Amazon
1 March 2009
Summary: I was using a 35 year old pair of Infiniti 4000's as my rear surround sound speakers and recently listened as the woofers gave out. Since my main speakers are Energy Connoisseur Reference 22's, older than the Infinities, but performing better than when new, and over the years I added Energy front surround and center speakers, all from the Connoisseur series, another pair of Energy speakers for the rear surround made sense to me.
Summary: Recently I upgraded my 5.1 speaker system to the Energy C-50 fronts and surrounds along with a CC-50 and a ESW-8 subwoofer. The C-50's came through Amazon (Audio Advisors) for $70 a pair. I also found the center channel and subwoofer @ Worldwide Stereo for $79 and $99. This brought the total cost to $318 with free shipping. Although happy with the price I am thrilled with the performance!
Summary: For their size, these speakers are brilliant, you get some usable bass and bags of detail. They feel very high quality. Certainly not your average little speaker. Pair these with a good receiver and subwoofer, then you'll be on your way to a great system.
Summary: I have 4 Energy C-50's and a Center C-C50 linked to a Harmon Kardon AVR-254 Receiver. The clarity and depth of these little speakers is just fantastic. I did a bunch of research on small speakers and found many hardened Audiophiles with a love for Energy Speakers recommeding them over much more expensive small units. Pretty impressive lows for tiny speakers, getting down to 65hz with no problems.