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Where at in ca are you might help so we know whats local to you...
    
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Higher wattage does not mean better. That's a pretty normal assumption, though. As others have said, if you can return them, do, if only to save yourself $50.
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Yea, I probably won't return it until I find an amazing 5.1 setup that's cheaper.
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do yourself a favor and return them and go for a good 2.1 like promedia 2.1 for 90$ online
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Yea, I probably won't return it until I find an amazing 5.1 setup that's cheaper.
Your ONLY choice for 5.1 that's worth anything, is the Klipsch ProMedia 5.1, assuming you can find them. Otherwise, you'd want to look into a Home Theater in a Box type thing for around $300.

Seriously though, the Klipsch ProMedia 2.1's will sound 100x better than the Sony's you have. The Swan M10's are even clearer yet, but they lack a little in the subwoofer area.

The big difference between them isn't wattage. Wattage means very little. It's the quality of the speakers themselves, the enclosure they're in, the amplifier, the crossover frequency...there's a LOT to it. Sony doesn't make good audio equipment.....period.
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post #26 of 44
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Sony doesn't make good audio equipment.....period.
Well, that is not entirely true. Sony makes a few good headphones like the XB700 and their studio recording equipment (which are very expensive) are also very good.
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post #27 of 44
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Where at in ca are you might help so we know whats local to you...
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Bay area
so you have frys and best buy... if you were down south you could use newegg pickup.

btw im in the east bay. there really is no place out here to buy good audio. butr you might want to check out guitar center. they normally have some good powered monitor speakers
    
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Hmm, I found the "OCN recommended speakers " - the AV40 in stock at Fry's, for $30 cheaper. I might return mine..

http://www.frys.com/product/5971524?...H:MAIN_RSLT_PG

So I have this other question - how difficult is it to set up unpowered speakers + an amp?

Does it have any advantages?
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Hmm, I found the "OCN recommended speakers " - the AV40 in stock at Fry's, for $30 cheaper. I might return mine..

http://www.frys.com/product/5971524?...H:MAIN_RSLT_PG

So I have this other question - how difficult is it to set up unpowered speakers + an amp?

Does it have any advantages?
not hard at all thats how i run my headphones through a receiver just need a couple extra cables. any idea what you might try to use?
    
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