Conclusion: Going into this review, I had the prenotion that 1" drivers were going to sound as tinny as the ones that came attached to my LCD monitor.Â Luckily I was proven wrong, but what gets to me is the poor physical design of the speakers. They cannot be mounted on walls or stands, and they are narrow and heavy.Â This leads to non-favorable positioning of the speakers, and potential accidents.
Pros: The look AWESOME, Sound good too, Extensive package includes remote cradle and rca adapter, Well designed remote with a lot of features
Cons: Non mountable, Narrow - easy to knock over, They sound good but not GREAT, No simple stereo mode - we still listen to music you know!
Conclusion: From the moment you pull that top piece of packing foam out of the box you can tell these are the coolest speakers on the planet. The Model 5100 speakers look great and sound incredible. Priced at $179, they are admittedly a luxury item. You will have to ask yourself if the sexy design, an extra 10 watts of power, an Aux input jack, a nifty remote, and the 4.1 gaming mode is enough reason to spend another $80 over the 251 series.