I've had a BIC PL-200 for about two weeks now (with Cambridge Audio S30's for fronts in 2.1 setup) and am fairly satisfied with its bass for movie/TV watching. I have a large great room with 20' vaulted ceiling open to other rooms and sit about 10" from speakers and sub and the bass output is more than enough for me. I love how low it could go and enjoy hearing and feeling sound that I never experienced before with my HK HTIB sub before.
However, when listening to music (pop, jazz vocals, and various others but not rock or metal) I feel like bass is not accurate and tight. I'm not an audiophile by any means but I feel like it could sound better.
I bought the PL-200 for $250 two weeks ago from Amazon.com and still return it if I can find a sub that's great for both movie and music. I know it's nearly impossible to find one at this price range but I'm willing to spend a little more for better performance as I plan to keep it for few years. I'd like to limit my budget at $400 and below and would like some inputs!
I've done some research and found people recommeding a Premier Accoustics PA-150 ($399 on Ebay) over PL-200 and also found some stating a NXG NX-BAS-500 performs well for both movie and music. Klipsh RW-12D seems to be the most recommended sub in this price range but is nowhere to be found and I'm not sure if I can find the NXG sub either. I've also read HSU subs are pretty good too and HSU STF-2 is $339 so it's within my budget.
I'd appreciate your inputs comparing these subs: BIC PL-200, Premier Acoustics PA-150, NXG NX-BAS-500 and HSU STF-2. Which sub would be best for both movie and music? Any other sub recommendation would be great too!