So I am looking to not spend that much on speakers. I am going to be upgrading from the Harmon Kardon Soundsticks III.
At the moment, I only want a 2.1 system, and have more or less decided on which subwoofer to get (I heard the "Emotiva" brand 10" sub is great for music).
My usage will mainly be Blu-ray movies and listening to CDs or FLAC files.
I have went to a Visions electronics store and did a hearing test for a few bookshelfs; The Polk Audio TSi100's, 200's, Soundstage brand, KEF C1 series, and the JBL Night Life.
I ended up buying the TSi100's, but had Visions hold it for me. It was pretty good in my ears and definitely a better sound than the HKSSIII's (the bass on these bookshelfs alone were slightly better than the Harmon's, but I know by getting the Emotiva sub, it should be even better--especially for music.
However, I saw these on Amazon by Klipsch, which aren't available anywhere in stores in my city, but judging by the customers, they are very satisfied just looking at the rating. Likewise, other Amazon users who got the TSi100's were very happy.
I do however, like the styling for both but from the pictures, the Klipsch WB 14 Icons look slightly nicer, the sleek black and cherry wood. Very slick and very upscale looking. It's also going to be more expensive than what I have paid for the TSi100's.
Here are the Klipschs:http://www.amazon.com/Klipsch-WB-14-Furniture-Grade-Bookshelf-Cabernet/dp/B001CDX7D6/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1339729373&sr=8-2&keywords=klipsch+wb14+icon
Here are my TSi100's:
Also, this is the sub I'm getting:http://home-subwoofers-review.toptenreviews.com/emotiva-ultra-series-review.html
With shipping, I'm looking at spending $320 for the Klipsch, versus the $200 I spent for the Polks.
Eventually, I will be adding rear speakers (just two) of either models (depending on which I end up getting).
So which would yield better quality judging from physical dimensions, materials, weight and the frequency range.
Thanks a ton guys!