Excerpt: These speakers has been a good find. Far from an audiophile use, I needed to upgrade sound for an elderly relative with hearing lose. The small system included a Sony STR-DH130 (200 Watts/total) 2-channel, FM receiver in order to add TV-out sound and FM radio. For the price, these Sony bookshelves are quite adequate for a small room, hooked to an amplifier with enough power; clean, but un-vibrant high end and rather muddled mid and bass response.
Summary: I just wanted a small set of shelf sized speakers to replace my old JBLs. Without testing in person I counted on the Sony name (not what it was but still ok). In summary, I'm pleased with the quality - decent material and very good sound output. Recommended.
Excerpt: I wanted some external speakers for gaming, but small enough to place in my library which I practically live in. I didn’t want any wired to a certain deice where they would be hidden connectors, because I also wanted to be able to use them for playing vinyl.