Originally Posted by Ascen5sion
Also considering Kef KHT3005, Paradigm Cinema CT 100, and Focal Dome 5.1.
Someone please chime in. Thanks.
The Minx satellites are imho, a class way above the Bose. Boston & Jamo models you considered - way better especially more so if you go with the larger Min21/Min22 over the Min11/Min12 so hope that addresses your concerns on that.
The models you listed above are bigger so they should sound better but then again, they are considerably more expensive. All in your list above are very good satellite speakers & each have their strengths & I do not think you will be disappointed with any of them and come from solid, well respected brands.
The Paradigm CT100 is a less expensive version of their MileniaOne Satellites which are exceptionally good satellite speakers for their size but again, much more expensive. I was going to get them but they are rear ported which I did not want.
If you can go bigger yet, then very seriously consider the Monitor Audio Apex Series with an ID sub like SVS, PSA, Reaction Audio, HSU etc.
If you want something with a very small form factor & unique BMR presentation, the Minx Satellites are very hard to beat for the money. Another thing to consider is how many speakers you will have - the Minx are very unobtrusive & less of an eyesore & add to discreteness if you are concerned about such things.
It all depends on how big your room is - my room is 4m x 4m x 2.4m & they are great for that sort of space - too much bigger & they might struggle to fill in the space but that would be pretty much true of any type of very small form factor speaker regardless of the brand.
If you are in the USA, then I believe there are also plenty of slightly bigger form factor speakers that are also well regarded like NHT, RBH etc - but none of them have that special BMR Driver!
Others far better qualified than I will hopefully chime in!