4.5 stars, this is a response to a previous review..
10 November 2010
Summary: not for your stereo? u have to pick what kinda speakers u want. u cant get loudspeakers and say they sound bad for surround sound movies. u shouldn't have bought these and said they sound bad for loud music. they aren't made for loud music, as loudspeakers aren't made for home theatre. u can't buy a hummer and complain about the gas milage. just like u wouldn't complain about a prius being underpowered. check what the things u buy are DESIGNED FOR.
Summary: I'll be short with this review because the other reviews seem to be pretty detailed and articulate already; it'd be redundant. We just bought this surround set for our master bedroom to replace our old Polk set, and it blew away our expectations. It is connected to both a theater system and music audio system, and the sound quality is excellent - very clear, crisp, with a perfect amount of bass. For the current market retail of $500, it's a no-brainer.
Summary: Recently bought a 52 wide screen, but the sound was sub-par. Found this Sony speaker system on Amazon at a great price and was even happier when they arrived. Easy set up and great looking and the sound is terrific.
Summary: I was a bit reluctant when I went ahead and bought this system - mainly due to lack of professional reviews online. Only a handful user reviews can be found. But the fact that Amazon price was almost half of the suggested retail helped (by the way - the price seems to fluctuate a lot on these speakers on Amazon - check B&H, as they sometimes offer these same speakers cheaper, or in sets with receivers). I am not an audiophile.
Summary: Late last year my wife and I decided to downsize our living space from a 5 bedroom house to a 3 bedroom, upstairs apartment. When I moved in Nov of 09, I gave my son a 5.1 surround sound speaker set which was simply way to big for my new place. My den now is only 11x11'. A large speaker would be impossible in such a small space.