Summary: The quality of these speakers floored me. I did a ton of research online to try to find some of the best values so I could get my home theater up and running cheaply. These got excellent reviews, so I took the plunge. I was immediately impressed by their appearance. They have a great looking piano black finish; they definitely don't look cheap.
Summary: Honestly, a truly great speaker system. Like others, I questioned if these were as good as advertised and I think they are even better. I replaced a bose satellite system with these and immediately noticed the difference, bang for the buck nothing can touch them. Buy with confidence...
Excerpt: The positive reviews from CNET were correct these speakers sound way better than my old Bose 321 system(6 years old0 that is totally outdated. Now I have real surround sound and music from my Ipod Touch and Iphone sound awesome. These small speakers really bang subwoofer has nice base, set half way up.
Pros: Clear Sound, Easy To Set Up, Looks Nice And Sleek, Thundering Bass
5 stars but wish I would have gotten the 5.1 instead
Maximus12105 "Brett", Amazon
16 November 2013
Summary: I wouldn't consider myself an audiophile by any stretch of the imagination and I also will say that I can't give 100% credit to the Take Classics for the great sound as the Denon receiver also plays a part in it. What I WILL say is that these speakers sound beautiful. I waited the suggested burn-in before turning the volume up too high. These speakers handle every bit of what my 110w/ch amp sends them without distortion.
Summary: It is excellent compact surround sound speakers. I use it with my powerful 135w receiver, giant Klipsch floor stand speakers and two 12" subwoofers. These little Energy speakers provides excellent center and surround sounds. If you don't want to have an over size surround speakers hanging over your head, this little speaker is an excellent choice. It blew away my previous 7.1 surround sound speakers......
Excerpt: I did a ton of research and even tried other speakers / sound bars before buying this set. We needed small speakers and considered Bose but this is a better solution than spending Bose type money ! They sound great and are hardly noticeable visually. Great choice if you want small speakers. My room is 400 sq. ft. and the sound fills it well. They are rated well for a reason!
Pros: Clear Sound, Easy To Set Up, Interfaces Well With TV, Thundering Bass
Summary: I wanted to get rid of my old big box speakers sony 5.1 and get some nice compact speakers. I first ck bose always wanted a set but all the reviews said other wise. So I check reviews about small to med. speakers and it always ended up more than not towards energy classic 5. very happy with speakers sounds is great!! e bay has always been the way to go for me. the best pricing, no tax and no shipping that saves alot. I would highly recommend these speakers.
Love the Energy 5.1 Take Classic Home Theater System.
9 October 2013
Summary: Love the Energy 5.1 Take Classic Home Theater System. I presently own two Bose systems one being an aging lifestyle 28. I decided to purchase this system because I just can't buy into the overpriced hype any more. When I heard these speakers I just laughed to my self because they sounded better then speakers thousand of dollars more. Life lesson. They are a very elegant looking speakers that feel and look more expensive than they are. The sound is just amazing.