Good for the money, great for movies, not so much for music
4 February 2011
Summary: We finally switched out our great room tv..good news there, bad news is there is no space for my old tower (Infinity IL50s). While we watch TV and some movies here we also listen to music (CD,s Pandora, Slacker, Palladia and music DVD's). Long story short: The speakers sound really good for TV and movies, clear, tight, plenty of bass...problem is the sound is not "full" for music.
Summary: Bought these for myself to go with 32" Samsung and HK AVR1600 for my study. Already have an 11 year old Energy Take 5.1 for my living room so I was already aware of the quality of sound. This setup is awesome.
Summary: After over a year of searching for suitable high fidelity home theater speakers within my price range, I finally took the plunge on this one. And boy was I blown away! I paired these speakers to a Marantz slimline receiver, mounted them on sturdy Sanus speaker stands (for the front and surround speakers) did the auto-setup to calibrate the 5.1 system to my living room requirements-- the first CD I played with the Cincinnatti Pops Orchestra is just pure unadulterated...
Summary: If you are looking for speakers in this price range don't even think about it, buy these! I bought these along with the Onkyo TX-SR508 receiver. I had done days of looking for speakers prior to buying these. Quite honestly, I had never heard of Energy speakers! After researching and reading reviews I kept coming back to these and decided to take the plunge. I must say I have to agree with pretty much all other reviewers.....
Summary: One word "Absolutely Awesome Home Theatre System". I'm using this with a Denon 2311ci Receiver and i am literally rocking the house down. The satellite speakers are not too big and not too small but make a lot of fantastic quality noise, the Bass from the system really is amazing. This system is a little older and Energy are now owned by Klipsch audio.
Summary: I'm a novice at putting together home theater systems because I've always owned Bose. You open the box and it's all there with Bose. What I wasn't ready for was all the extras I had to buy. For novices putting together their systems for the first time this is for you. The speakers come without any mounting hardware, wires, etc.
Summary: I did a lot of research and found overwhelmingly positive reviews for this on a variety of sites before buying. I replaced a 5.1 set of about 3 year old Sony speakers. I pulled the Energy speakers out of the box and the satellite speakers are tiny. Even the center channel speaker is quite a bit smaller than my original. The small size is extremely deceiving. I never realize what sounds I was missing in my old speakers.
Summary: First off, the speakers come in a nice glossy black finish which blends in very well with my furniture. The four satellite speakers are a reasonable size and aren't distracting. The center speaker is larger but is very innocuous when placed into a TV stand center speaker cubbyhole. The sub-woofer is large and has a glowing blue light on it when it is activated. It may take some planning to find an appropriate spot aesthetically an acoustically for the sub-woofer.