Summary: When the Energy 5.1 speakers arrived, even though I'd read the specs, including their dimensions, when I looked in the box my first thought was "That's it? I paid $$ for these? They were so small! When I picked each one up and carried it to its destination, I continued to be underwhelmed. At 67 years of age, I'm used to speakers with MAGNETS in them. "I'll be returning these for sure," I muttered to myself.
Summary: I am no audiophile but my wife is ;) She really loved the clarity of the sound the way the music comes alive though these speakers. I like the booms from the subwoofer, but the part that I liked the most about these speakers is the price (vs performance)and the easy mounting options on them. I liked the fact they included the M4 threaded slot on the back apart from the key hole. This gave a really secure and firm grip when mounted on the VideoSecu speaker mounts.
Summary: I bought these thinking from the positive online reviews they would be equal to and maybe even better than the Bose Acoustimass 10 I had purchased just days earlier (trying to save $500). I hooked them up to a Onkyo TX-NR515 receiver however after trying them out I quickly realized they could not compete with the Bose. They did not have the bass thump the Bose has which is really impressive with movies.