Excerpt: I enjoy these speakers for movies, television shows, and video games. Really like surround sound. These speakers are clear and can pack a punch (I haven't cranked receiver past half volume yet). I picked these up after researching a variety of speaker options. For the price, I don't think they can be beat.
Summary: Big sound from small package. Hide the center speaker behind your flatscreen and the other speakers on bookshelves where they become invisible. Good solution unless you're looking for the "I'M A HOME THEATER!" look.
Summary: if you properly match these speakers with an adecuate sized room and an adecuately powered receiver, you will be a happy camper. I cannot stress enough the importance of READING the specs on audio equipment, these speakers start at 120mhz... you set them up with the sub at 90/100hz on the receiver's crossover and they will blend beautifully. I am using a polk 10 inch sub... and movies sound alive and very nicely. In their price range they are still king.
Summary: We recently did some in-wall wiring for 7-channel and needed some speakers to augment our nice front-channel ones and sub. Pros: - Clean, crisp sound. - Mounts very easily. - Sounds as good as speakers 2-3x the price.
Summary: I didn't change any settings until after the break in period. During that period kept the volume at a reasonable level. Post Break In 1.) Set Crossover to 150 HZ 2.) Set Front Speakers to Large, Center Channel to Small and Surround to Small. 3.) Set the volume to 60. 4.) Inserted "The Avengers" Blue Ray disc and watched the windows shake. It was a blast and everyone was impressed. I could feel the base and everything was crisp and clear.
Summary: I'm no audiophile, and I'm sure there are some systems out there better, but WOW!!! We had an older home theater speaker system that cost about the same 5 years ago and they were okay. When we decided to upgrade the entire entertainment center I did more research this time. The Klipsch-Energy 5.1 Take Classic had awesome reviews, even in the theater pros blogs. We are pushing them with a Pioneer VSX-1122-K on a 60" TV and we are totally blown away.
Summary: Ok - I was planning to buy the imitation set from Monoprice because it was a lot cheaper and rated very well (but then somebody sued them and they had to stop distributing their set which looked and specked out remarkably similar to this set) - that said, I have been very happy with these. I had a large home theater setup that I loved dearly but I just got married and moved into a tiny apartment so I sold them on craigslist.
Summary: I bought these speakers because the GREAT reviews all over the internet... I was a little worried because people were saying they are good for small-med rooms... Guess what? They are good in a Med-large room! My living room is an open space with the kitchen and I love the sound! I bought a Yamaha RX-V475 and everything sounds as expected! The only thing that I will say is that I was expecting a little more BASS from the sub but it is not bad at all.
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.