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 apartment, I cannot use this setup as loud as I want to, but sounds excellent at lower volumes. Price. Bought for $79.99 on a shell shocker. This is a no-brainer. I would probab...
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 almost too good to use when making critical mixing assessments. They make my worst. most careless mix sound good and the stuff I really labor over comes out other-worldly awesome...
Cons: There is no competition at this or several multiples of this price range. Thats a con for the overall market.
Pros: very impressive soundstage right out of the box; not even broke in but fired them up last night and WOw! loud and clear with plenty of low end as others have noted. Sound like Towers not bookshelfs. For 80 bucks these are an absolute steal.. moved my DM601 B&W's in another room and have used these with the matching center for the family room.
Pros: As a loyal subscriber to Stereophile Magazine I have read more than a few articles about this Andrew Jones designed loudspeaker line.; Having already owned their 'little brother' the SP-BS21 and the matching center I saw these on super sale for 80 bucks with free shipping had to pull the trigger. I agree with another reviewer who replaced their B&W bookshelfs with these; I have now done the same. I have my DM601's setup in another room which are incredible speakers fo...
Summary: An excellent value! The speakers sound very clear and natural. I have a sub setup with these two speakers hooked up to a Yamaha Natural Sound. I play vinyl through it and the sound is very delicious.
Summary: The matching center and sub are a very nice also. If you have a larger room or need a little more bass, HSU or SVS subs are also great choices
Pros: Buy them. Without a doubt. If you are reading this, you should already know about these little gems. I have a to pretend I spent way more on them than I really did. Sold my B&W's and haven't looked back. Power'em and off you go! The better the source, the better they sound. Not harsh or forward at all. Pioneer and Andrew Jones have the best value around by far!
Pros: Do not own yet, but I do own the SP-BS21-LR, and I can tell you that my experience is that they need some time to "break in". My 21's sounded very boring, almost like a AM radio at first, then I played them for 80 hours or so, then gave them another critical listen, and they sounded very nice!
Pros: I own the SP-BS21-LR series also, the little brothers. Figured I would get these for my garage with the $70 sale and all. They are pulling duty in another room with a vintage Pioneer receiver at the moment. These have the incredible clarity and separation plus reach lower frequencies thanks to the larger woofer and the rear port design. Movie goers might want the sub to fill in the bottom end a bit but these get almost all of the low end done. They would make a killer...
Cons: Pretty good sized for book shelves. If you want to wall mount, might have to get creative.