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Use the promo code EMCYTZT28167

This is the same price I got mine for on Black Friday, and I love them. Great sound quality, compact enough that I don't feel crowded even though I've got the entire set surrounding me within a few feet, and I anticipate them lasting quite a while with the build quality. The subwoofer has a lot of punch to it and still sounds clean, and is small enough to be manageable.

If you have ever wanted full surround sound for your PC without grabbing PC-oriented speakers that sacrifice quality, just get these and pick up a receiver of your choice to go with them. You won't regret it, even though it's a few times more than what you'd pay for something from Logitech or what not. The quality is great, and I don't just mean for the price. I mean the quality is great.

I caught the receiver in my sig rig for $150 on sale, and it works superbly. I just do all of my tweaking with my sound card software, set the receiver to stock settings, and it provides the power. I could do a lot more than this, but I'm so satisfied with it as it is I'm not finding any motivation to do so.

My endorsement isn't good enough to make you consider the purchase? Just go google the speakers. Every Review about them, and there are a lot of them, is extremely positive. Too many of them to link.
Edited by Ganf - 1/19/13 at 11:52am
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wow, +rep. I've been thinking about buying these. I currently have a Bose 321. I love it but I know its extremely overpriced for the system and I could have gotten way more for the money I spent on the Bose. I'm happy with it, but I just want to see how a real 5.1 system sounds. I'm thinking of just giving the Bose to my parents. The only reason why I got it, is because I didn't want to deal with all the wires etc for my room. lol

Hmmm, I'm thinking of picking this up. Any idea what receiver to go with? I need to be able to connect my PC, my TV, my two Xbox's and Cable to it.

I don't know much about HT setups, so I'm assuming, since the Energy system comes with a Sub, all I need is a receiver and I'm good to go right?

Also, are these good for music also? I actually listen to more music than I watch Movies or TV in surround but I want a great all around system for music, movies and TV.

Thanks
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wow, +rep. I've been thinking about buying these. I currently have a Bose 321. I love it but I know its extremely overpriced for the system and I could have gotten way more for the money I spent on the Bose. I'm happy with it, but I just want to see how a real 5.1 system sounds. I'm thinking of just giving the Bose to my parents. The only reason why I got it, is because I didn't want to deal with all the wires etc for my room. lol

Hmmm, I'm thinking of picking this up. Any idea what receiver to go with? I need to be able to connect my PC, my TV, my two Xbox's and Cable to it.

I don't know much about HT setups, so I'm assuming, since the Energy system comes with a Sub, all I need is a receiver and I'm good to go right?

Also, are these good for music also? I actually listen to more music than I watch Movies or TV in surround but I want a great all around system for music, movies and TV.

Thanks

These are weak as far as sound quality goes. For the price, I would definitely go with some decent bookshelf speakers instead, especially if you listen to as much music as you make it seem. They will also likely provide better sound for tv/movies. While you won't have surround to start, you can upgrade later, but you will also have quality sound as opposed to mediocre surround.
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These are weak as far as sound quality goes. For the price, I would definitely go with some decent bookshelf speakers instead, especially if you listen to as much music as you make it seem. They will also likely provide better sound for tv/movies. While you won't have surround to start, you can upgrade later, but you will also have quality sound as opposed to mediocre surround.

What if you do, surround gaming? Like FPS where you want sound placement, for foot steps and water and other things. Would you think these would work for that? I just hate headsets. unless they are in ear. anything touching my earlobes annoys me.
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What if you do, surround gaming? Like FPS where you want sound placement, for foot steps and water and other things. Would you think these would work for that? I just hate headsets. unless they are in ear. anything touching my earlobes annoys me.

This is exactly why I got them. I could've gone for 2.1 and gotten better quality for music, but not for a full 5.1 setup for gaming.
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One qualm about the Energy Take is that the center channel is not symmetrically balanced with the traditional two woofer / one tweeter speaker. But otherwise these get good reviews on toptenreviews. Honestly, I would rather save an extra $130 and go with the Polk Audio RM6750 for $169 instead. I'm just saying, I don't think the sound quality is that much better than the Polk.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882290066
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These are weak as far as sound quality goes. For the price, I would definitely go with some decent bookshelf speakers instead, especially if you listen to as much music as you make it seem. They will also likely provide better sound for tv/movies. While you won't have surround to start, you can upgrade later, but you will also have quality sound as opposed to mediocre surround.

Speaking of bookshelves, BB has the Klipsch Icon bookshelf speakers on sale for $99 a pair. These would make an excellent start.
https://deals.bestbuy.com/tv+amp+home+theater3/product/2138167/klipsch++icon+514quot+2way+bookshelf+speakers+pair
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One qualm about the Energy Take is that the center channel is not symmetrically balanced with the traditional two woofer / one tweeter speaker. But otherwise these get good reviews on toptenreviews. Honestly, I would rather save an extra $130 and go with the Polk Audio RM6750 for $169 instead. I'm just saying, I don't think the sound quality is that much better than the Polk.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882290066

I've found that the two front-firing ports make up for it. But this may all be because I'm not using them in my living room where I've got to turn up the volume. With everything so close to me, I've never had my receiver turned above 15.
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Looks like a great deal on that set up speakers. Anyone looking for the best budget book shelf speakers look here:

http://www.amazon.com/Dayton-B652-2-Inch-Bookshelf-Speaker/dp/B002RMPHMU

Amazing speakers for the price.
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Looks like a great deal on that set up speakers. Anyone looking for the best budget book shelf speakers look here:

http://www.amazon.com/Dayton-B652-2-Inch-Bookshelf-Speaker/dp/B002RMPHMU

Amazing speakers for the price.

Only 40 watts RMS total. That's pretty low considering the woofer is probably between 20-30 watts RMS. and considering the Daytons are sealed, they would require more power to drive them. On the plus side, because they don't have a rear port, they can be mounted flush against the wall. I would imagine these would be comparable to the the popular Sony bookshelfs that are a few bucks more.

These are only $30 a pair at parts-express but are currently out of stock.
Edited by aweir - 1/20/13 at 6:58pm
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