Summary: I received the speakers quickly enough and on the day that was estimated buy Amazon/DHL. Pretty happy with that as i took the day of work. The system was well packaged and even though the box had been damaged, there was no damage to the actual speakers. I have yet to set the system up properly yet as the recommended speaker wire will not fit. This is the big problem with these speakers.
Summary: I was very disappointed by these speakers and I don't understand all the "wows" in the reviews. Sure, these things can render explosions, and 5.1 surround is amazing if you have never heard it before. But seriously: voices are muffled, like coming from behind a heavy curtain. I'm not an audiophile, but this is obvious. Most movies have dialogs and if voices are not clear... it tends to ruin your experience. It's just NOT TRUE that the sound is crystal clear.
Summary: For the price its an ok set up. Sub is a bit of a pain as you pretty much have to leave it on as it does not want to kick in on auto. Speaker mounts are flimsy and fixed making the speakers un suitable in rooms with high ceilings. The speakers themselves are pretty good looking and a nice size though they dont have great sound depth, but again for the price its adequate. Hard to say how much more you need to spend to get to the next level.
You get a little more than you pay for with this one...
Amazon Customer "KHB", Amazon
10 August 2010
Summary: When ordering this Polk HTS, I reminded myself not to expect something unrealistic. At this price point, I think a realistic expectation is that you will get a 5.1 sound system which will adequately fill a small to medium sized room with quite accurate soud rendition, but it will be at least one level below a Boston Acoustics, Klipsch or Bose sound system. The product arrived on time and in good condition.
Summary: It sounds fine I guess but from all the raving in the other 5 star reviews I was expecting cinema quality sound or something, As an amateur non-expert I'll just list what I like and don't like:- Likes- - Small. Easy to find places for the speakers in our little bedroom. - Sounds better than the sound from the TV Dislikes- - Subwoofer emits an annoying hum just sitting powered on, yes before any cables are attached so you can't blame the cables or the receiver.