Reviews and Problems with Sony Book Shelf Speaker SS-MB150H
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very poor midrange, muted and flat.
erick alan, Amazon
18 May 2011
Summary: I bought these for $10 at a yard sale in perfect condition. I mostly bought them to experiment with and if needed gut them and use the cabinets. They need to be gutted. I measured them and they have reasonably flat response. But the midrange lacks any depth and clarity. Only a complete idiot would pair Kevlar and Polyproplene. I am a recording engineer and hobbyist speaker builder. Poly has to brightened up with Mica not damped with Kevlar.
Summary: At close range, the speakers sound very clean and the timbre changes little with listening angle. As distance increases, the sound level of the tweeter drops much faster than the woofer's. The sound is very muddy past about 8 feet. They're excellent on an office desk or in a small room. They can be used as surround sound speakers as long as they're within a few feet of the listeners. Don't put them in a large room, even as fill speakers.
Summary: I was originally looking for speakers on ebay to add to a surround system I was putting togther and came across numerous sets of these. Most of the reviews I read on these made them seem like good speakers for the price. Fortunately that has been the case thus far for me as well. For their size I am suprised at the bass reproduction. I did not expect such a small speaker to push so much air.
Summary: I paired these with a 10" Athena sub to replace some very old Boston Acoustics A150 three ways I bought back in the 80's. Well, I got what I paid for. These are functional speakers, but there is no clarity. When I originally bought my A150's 20 years ago, I compared the Boston Acoustic 2 way (A100) to the 3 way and noticed a vocal clarity difference in the 150's. Well, I just lost it.
Summary: Got a pair of these just to hook-up to the television. Didn't work as well as I planned. Am now considering using them for the rear channels on a surround system. I was comparing them to my high-end stereo speakers. Although it really isn't fair to judge a pair of $50.00 speakers against a pair of $1000.00 speakers. I found these little speakers weren't very efficient. I found the specs rated at 87db. I would have thought the small drivers to be more efficient than that.
Summary: On paper, these speakers appear adequate for casual use and on top of it, they're fairly attractive and have good craftmanship for the price. However, in a critical evaluation their weaknesses are revealed. In comparison to my usual Optimus LX-5's, the Sony speaker lacks the range and depth that I'm used to. Given their size, of course there isn't much low end bass to speak of. The woofer is actually very nice and provides relaxed, yet clear, mid-ranges.
Good for the price but it doesnt hurt to spend a little more
J. Parmelee, Amazon
19 September 2004
Summary: First of all I have 2 stereos one at my house in Zeeland Michigan and one in my parents house in Spring Lake.That means I have 2 sets of speakers I have the 200Hs in my house because I like them more and they were more expensive at least when I bought them 3 or 4 years ago.The 150Hs sound pretty nice for as cheap as they were but there are a few differences in sound.The 200s have clearer treble and smoother bass and sound better when played at a moderately high...