Summary: I liked its size. I deliberately bought it for its small size. It fits in well with my TV on top of my fireplace. It is good for surround sounds, but not enough for stereo hifi. It is accurate, but it sounds thin, not spacious. I think they are a little too small to produce dominating sound.
Summary: These speakers are pretty solid for the price paid ($195) around X-mas. I am using them as front L/R satellite speakers in a surround system. I would say, as mentioned in other reviews, that the midrange is definitely the best quality of these speakers.
Summary: Finally got these hooked up for music and TV but with no subwoofer. I am no audiophile but the sound is great. Clean sounds for classical music and base range is well defined and not at all muffled. A bit pricey but I think the audio quality makes it worth it.
Richard C. Drew "Anaal Nathra/Uthe vas Bethod..., Amazon
10 October 2010
Summary: I have an Onkyo AV receiver / distribution amp powering a room full of speakers and two subs. Since I did not have 11 matched speakers and two subs just lying around, I put together a hodge-podge system. I slowly purchased some new speakers and new sub.
Pioneer S-31B-LR compared to Ascend CBM-170 Loudspeakers
Health Junky, Amazon
5 October 2010
Summary: For this product review, I directly compared these new Pioneer speakers with my Ascend Acoustics CBM-170 speakers. I used the exact same setup, the same music, amp, room layout, etc... All I did was change the speaker wires from the Ascend's to the Pioneers.
Summary: I built a nice 7.1 home theater system around an old pair of Cerwin-Vega speakers that I have had laying around since college. Ever since I added the subwoofer to the system, the 8" woofers on the CV's were a bit overkill for my living room.
Summary: I replaced my slightly larger, fairly expensive Cerwin-Vega speakers with these Pioneer S-31B bookshelf speakers. While the S-31's were smaller than the speakers they replaced, the sound certainly wasn't.
Summary: I installed these as my Right and Left front speaker on my surround sound system. Wow was my first reaction. While I'm not an expert the difference from the stock Sony speakers that came with the system and this is noticeable to even my 10 year old.
Summary: I received some wisdom in speaker design that says small speakers can have deep bass or high sensitivity, but not both. Will Pioneer prove me wrong? These speakers designed to satisfy music as well as movie lovers, the new Series 3 range of audiophile speakers combines a smart, slim design with...