Excerpt: I am not a super-audiophile, but I think these speakers are very good. Particularly for the money. I purchased them based on customer reviews and the review on @, who gave them a 5 out of 10. Considering they are reviewing $5,000 speakers on a regular basis, I considered this high praise. They certainly more than fulfill my requirements. I do have an advantage in that I am running them from a Pioneer SC-1323 AV receiver, which gets the best out of just about everything.
Pros: Attractive Design, Easy To Set Up, Good Power Output, Great Sound Quality
Summary: Just bought these speakers and paired them with a sub for a small home theater. No other speakers were needed, these handled everything I threw at them! Movies sound incredible, I even found myself turning them down the farther into the movie I got, just because of the volume they produce. These and the sub were plenty enough for the room (about 20' x 30').
About the broken grilles/feet and Sony warrantee service
F. Hu, Amazon
1 April 2014
Summary: Great speakers for an amazing price, but there are lots of reports of these speakers arriving damaged, so I though I would review what the problem is. The speakers come packed as a pair in a huge box about 1.5 yards X 1 yard X 1 ft and about 80 lbs. I picked it up from my local UPS center and it barely fit into the backseat of my civic. Seeing how big the box is, it is not surprising that it may encounter rough handling during shipping.
Summary: These speakers seem larger on the screen. When I received them ( which by the way I should mention that they were very well packed and undamaged) their actual size surprised me, as I expected them a bit wider. As for the sound, they are not yet broken in by any means, but you need a sub woofer in order to compliment them and get that good bass sound. As for clarity or sound sharpness, they are great on mids and highs, like I said, for the lows you need a sub.