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. I looked at various models and none were really what I had in mind until I came across the Sony SS-B1000 5 1/8-Inch Bookshelf Speakers.
Summary: These are Sony speakers. Sony has never been synonymous with Canton, Klipsch, Martin Logan, B&W, or other higher end manufacturers. They provide value line products, and that's exactly what these speakers are. I bought them for my garage, after the foam rings on my JBL J50's disintegrated. They do the job perfectly. The fact that they're refurbs shouldn't dissuade you.
Pros: Decent bass response for the size, and they handle about 60 watts RMS clearly. (about 40% volume on a 100w Kenwood receiver)
Cons: If you want audiophile sound, these aren't it. They're a tad bit boomy, mids are weak, and a bit of sibilance is present. ...but what do you expect for the price?
Excerpt: I use one speaker as a center channel speaker in one hme theater set up and the other for a 2nd center channel speaker in a 2nd 3 speaker stero set up,for 1/2 the cost of a normal center channel speaker set,and it works and sounds great.Only one other tiny brand many years ago,smaller,sounded a bit better.They are defunct.@ made a copy of it in white metal,back then.I call these sony,s Mighty Mouse.
Pros: Attractive Design, Easy To Set Up, Good Power Output, Great Sound Quality, Well Made
Summary: I have been using these speakers to play music from my laptop for about 4 months now, and I have absolutely nothing bad to say about them. I am sending unprocessed sound from my laptop to the Fiio E10 USB DAC, which processes the sound and sends it to my Lepai Tripath Class-T mini-amplifier (LP-2020A+), which drives these Sony speakers. To be perfectly honest, I don't consider myself to be an "audiophile.