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post #1 of 5 Old 05-30-2012, 04:25 PM - Thread Starter
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So, after some paralyzing anxiety over what bookshelf speakers to get, and also waiting for the right time to get it, I finally decided to get the HSU HB-1 speakers (after months!!). I was trying to choose between those and the RC-10s and Ascends 170. I would have loved to auditioned these all at home, but my wife couldn't justify the cost of the returns. I went with these because most people described them as more musical, percussive, but still neutral, and with a good amount of bass. The ascends also seemed to have good bass response, but were always described as very neutral, and I have a pair of monitor headphones that are very detailed and neutral, but I just don't enjoy them. Per reviews, the RC-10s seemed to lack in bass compared to the HSUs, and I don't plan to get a sub. So, hopefully I made the right choice, but I can alway return them if I don't like them. Thanks everyone for your help!!
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Did you ever look into paradigm monitors or titans? Depending how big you wanted to go of course, the titans are huge for bookshelves.
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I'm just wondering why you don't plan on getting a subwoofer? Those are really nice bookshelf speakers, but you're missing out without having a subwoofer. Those HSU speakers sound good alone but will sound great properly blended with a subwoofer.
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post #4 of 5 Old 05-30-2012, 05:46 PM - Thread Starter
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Maybe I should get a sub! but that is in the future, :-)
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congrats.

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