Summary: Very good sounding speakers for the money. Full-bodied, rich, and detailed audio. I couldn't believe they were $100! High are crisp and not overbearing. Mids are clear and detailed. Bass is deep and very controlled without boominess. A very respectable speaker that perform well above it's price range...
Summary: Truth is truth. No amount of audio snobbery can deny that these Sonys remind one of models built in 1980 or so, three-way designs with adequate-sized woofers without any need for extra bass. These woofers constantly surprise me, leaving the living room where my old Pioneer HPM-100's supply the bass to my bedroom where the Sony's form the front of a 5.1 system. The subwoofer is barely on, an 8" Yamaha just for effects but in stereo mode the Sonys shine on their own.
Summary: I replaced Bose 201s with these Sony speakers. I was tired of hearing no bass from the Bose 201s. I read the reviews of these speakers and decided to give them a try. I am very pleased. They sound extremely good. The balance of low mid and high frequencies is fantastic. The more I play them, the better they sound. I listen to a variety of music, and all of it benefits from the wonderful speakers. For the price, I don't think you can find better speakers.
Pros: Attractive Design, Easy To Set Up, Economical, Sound Great
Summary: junk speakers with bad high range and bass blockers instead of decent crossovers.Mid range city,yes goes kinda low but not great,you'ld wanna go up to 60 -70 on sub so they don't strain.So whats so good about that? nothing,even at the price u can do better.No way do these compare to Paradigm or even polk,which are better built and sound better.
Summary: For lower end speakers, you are unlikely to find a better deal than these Sony speakers. The sound is quite surprising for the price you pay and they easily match up to speakers that cost double what you normally pay for these. For the non-audiophile on a budget, I highly recommend these speakers over the competition for the sheer price to performance ratio.
Summary: I have a 7.1 Sony receiver, and for the side, and surround speaker channels. I made a combination of two Sony # SS- B 1000, and two Sony# SS- B 3000. HOW? One SS - 1000 in series, with a SS - 3000. Then the same, with the other two. Then connect both series in parallel to the output channel. This brings an 8 ohm impedance total. Plus I am still old school, the more the speakers, the more sizes, the better quality.