Summary: -Best in a carpeted room with lots of sound absorbing furniture to soften the high frequency peaks -Pair with a decent "warm" amplifier to get the most out of them, I eventually paired with a Yamaha RX-V675, which improved the sound (still caused ear fatigue though).
Pros: -Good sound for the money ($260/pair) -Very easy to drive with most amplifiers, very loud. -Great for Movies, with the exception of explosions requiring deep bass. -Dialog pops, breaths, S, T other sibilant sounds pop
Cons: -These are "bright" harsh speakers, cymbals and higher frequencies pop -Tiring on the ears. They are great for movies, but music will cause fatigue/pain after an hour of uninterrupted listening -Under powered bass
Summary: I really want to love these speakers, but I just can't. They look great and the highs are brilliant. Listen to a piece of glass shatter through them. Bass is even pretty good for such small woofers.
Summary: I would have no problems buying a 2nd set of Synergy F20's if I had the space
Pros: Very good speaker. Plays clean and sharp. The tones are bright. If you are a audiophile you will like the F-20's. I played jazz, classical, and Indie music with these speakers. You can hear the high notes and tones very easily. You won't have to crank the volume to hear your media. The F-20's wor...
Cons: If you like bass you will need a subwoofer with these speakers.
Pros: - Sound fantastic in the mid to high range -Beautiful with the front cover removed -High quality materials
Cons: - Lows dont come through to well but it is a relatively small speaker size, probably step it up to the larger diameter speakers if your not planning on having a subwoofer - None else really I would bu again.
Summary: Your first impression of these will be that they are terrible. Brand new speakers need many tens of hours of break-in (the manual specifies 100 hours, but that's probably to be on the ultra-ultra-safe side), and out of the box, you'll hear a whole lot of crunchy horn noise and little else.
Summary: Sound is smooth and crisp, especially in the mid rand and highs. expected a little more low end but does more than enough for my room size. Sounds good with many different types of music, but really shines with movies. I would highly recommend these to anyone.
but these speakers are fantastic and were brand new out of the box
Cory M, Amazon
23 February 2015
Summary: I was very skeptical of this purchase due to the price being almost 50% off, but these speakers are fantastic and were brand new out of the box. Unbelievable deal, delivered on time and in perfect condition. I would 100% recommend these speakers to anyone looking for quality sound.