Reviews and Problems with Sony Performance Bookshelf Speakers SS-B3000
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A great upgrade from the SS-B1000s, delivers solid bass.
D Kight, Amazon
15 November 2013
Summary: These are awesome! Best bang for your buck. I bought these to replace the SS-B1000 Bookshelf speakers I used as my front speakers. I plan to eventually another pair of these to replace the SS-B1000s I use as surround speakers.
Summary: This type of speaker, in some form or another has been around for a long time. I remember years ago I had a pair of Yamaha speakers that were almost identical except they were front ported. What they both shared in common was a very basic cabinet with budget parts, connectors and drivers. And no crossover. That's right, these speakers only have a couple of basic cap's, but no actual crossover section.
Summary: I was in the hunt for new speakers. I owned a pair of Logitech z-2300 before. I wanted something that had a more clear full sound range. I went to listen to a few speakers and here is what I concluded. I have heard the M-Audio AV40s and their BX5 D2 which was very clear and detailed but lacked major low end. I've heard the Klipsch Promedia 2.1 which are pretty good sounding with a lot of clean bass.
Summary: Maybe this is obvious but it wasn't to me. I used the wires that they came with. I was excited to set them up and hear them. When I first plugged these in I was let down. I was so disappointed in the way that they sounded. Then I ordered some 16-gauge speaker wire and they were totally different. They became a different product. Please use real speaker wire and I think you will be impressed.
Summary: I bought a pair of these Sony SS-B3000 bookshelf speakers to replace an aging system we used in our kitchen/dining area. We normally turn this system on and leave it playing all day long, and we listen to classical radio music. When I saw the price ($79/pair) I thought "Well...they won't knock my socks off, but then I don't expect them to for the price." Well, forget that...I have had to replace my socks more than once!
Summary: I use these speakers for music played from my computer via a high end amp. They are an excellent value for surprisingly very clean, true, reproductive sound when running flat (no tone adjustments) at, what I consider, low to moderate levels of volume. These speakers do not need a graphic equalizer for balancing out "soft spots". The only disadvantage of these speakers: they are energy hogs and need power, in part, because they are wired at 8 ohms.
Summary: Best bang for the buck, this espeakers sounds amazing, a little big for being "bookshelfs"; they are now my main front speakers in an all sony 7.1 surround system STR-DH720 receiver, SB-1000 for high front and rears, SA-W2500 active subwoofer, the sound is incredible for an $400 system.
Summary: Great sounding speakers, im impressed. I was going to call it quits on these but now they make my main speakers sound horrible so I will have to get the floor standing speakers to replace them. If the 5000s sound better then these do ill be as happy as a pig among guinea pigs!