Summary: Normally I don't factor price into a review, but in this case I have to. The reason is the fact that if you are looking to purchase these speakers, you are looking to get a good deal and your money matters.
Summary: These speakers are awesome. Lives up to all the hype from pro reviews out there. You would have to spend twice as much to get any speakers to compete with the BS41s. use them as the fronts in my system. they also rock in stereo.
Summary: Your mind will have a hard time wrapping around the incredible sound that comes out of these speakers. They don't look like much, but looks are very deceiving in this case. If I were blindfolded and I listened to these speakers I would guess they were in the thousand dollar range (and much larger...
Summary: In recent years, I have been removing the suround sound from my home audio/ home theater setups and moving toward hi-fi 2-channel audio. These bookshelf speakers were so inexpensive, but I get compliments on my sound all the time. When I upgrade a system, I do it step-by-step, based on necessity.
Summary: My PC runs an optical cord out to a receiver which uses 4 feet of 18 gauge wire to connect to these speakers. Listen to some Dream Theater on these and you will hear more than you have before.
Pros: These speakers sound way better (obviously) than the cheap wally world bought stereo-set bookshelf speakers that I was using before. They are incredibly crisp and the bottom speaker provide wonderful lows. I have this running with a Sony subwoofer, and as unfortunate as it is that I live in an ap...
Cons: None. I do not have a professional ear when it comes to sound, but I do hear enough to know these speakers do not disappoint.
Summary: I added Sonos to my house but I'm not a fan of their speakers. So I bought my own speakers and connected them to my Sonos. Half of my 6 setups use these Pioneer speakers and I am incredibly happy with them. I would not hesitate to buy again if I needed to add more later.
Pros: Fantastic frequency response out of the box. It's like they were made for my ears. Sound even better with a sub but I think they are still decent by themselves. I haven't tried them with movies, but sound wonderful for a wide range of music.
Pros: I am a professional musician and recording engineer. I bought the Pioneer BS41's on the advice of an article in Stereophile. I had intended to use them during studio mixdowns just to get a different perspective from my pro JBL & ADAM studio monitors -hi-end expensive stuff. These speakers are alm...
Cons: There is no competition at this or several multiples of this price range. Thats a con for the overall market.