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: Great set of speakers. Sound good and look great. Only drawback as I seen it is that you cannot get extra sattelite speakers for making a 7.1 or 9.1 channel system. Also, speakers have a single mounting point on the back rather than two which makes it a little tricky to mount properly on my Sanus HTB-3 floor stands, although that is as much a problem with the latter as the former.
Summary: I wouldn't consider myself a true audiophile, but I am musically trained and I have a very good ear. Obviously I wanted a good sounding system, but unfortunately I am a college student with a very limited budget. That being the case, I did a lot of research before buying a new system to try to get the most I could for the money. I had previously never heard of the energy brand before I came across the Take 5 package.
Summary: When I oppened the package I tought they were just a tyny set of speakers and considered my self cheap, they are still on the break in period so I don't turn the volume all the way now, Yesterday I saw a movie at moderate level and I can tell you I hear stuff that I didn't before and I can now tell you these small speakers sound eaven better than my old yamaha speaker system which speakers were like 8 times bigger. You definetly need a sub for lower frequency wave.
Summary: The speakers are great looking. Looking forward to listening to them when I get a new receiver. Old receiver died. Must save to get new receiver. Got them because most reviews rated them very good for the price. I do not think I will be disappointed. With the black high gloss finish,must be careful,will scratch very easy. Build quality is excellent. Will update review on sound quality later, when I get to use them.