I'm looking into a set of entry level bookshelf speakers, my options are:
Infinity p142 4" driver, 80$ pair
Precision Acoustics hd4 4" driver, 80$ pair
Jbl tour 4" driver 80$ pair
Fluance Sx6 5" driver 100$ pair
Energy Connoisseur cb10 5.25" driver, 150$ pair
Infinity p143 4" driver, 160$ pair
Klipsch Synergy b10b 4" driver 150$ pair
I'm looking for bookshelves that can provide clean quick (responsive) bass in the 60-80hz range, I also want a decent soundstage that puts the mid frequencies out front.
It is difficult to get a good idea of the sound the way bestbuy has their speakers set up (bookshelves, towers, sub all on one amp) which is why i came here to ask peoples opinions of the bass response and clarity of current entry level book shelf speakers.
My first thought would be to go for the Energy's for the larger drivers but i also hear Klipsch's get quite low for the size of the speaker.
To me the Klipsch setup i listened to sounded a little boomy in the bass area even after i turned the sub down until the towers took over most of the bass and the mids sounded a little pushed back.
The infinity setup had nice clear mids and very quick response but the soundstage didn't seem to even exist and the low bass response was lacking.
The jbl setup sounded the best of any of them once i got it plugged into a decent source, it had good clean mids and good powerful bass response without sounding boomy. Bestbuy cut short a sale they were having on loft 30 bookshelfs though and i don't think the tour series has decent cabinets.
I'm hoping to buy whatever i choose over the next few days and any input is greatly appreciated
Also my budget is locked at 200$ (after tax) so while more expensive speakers may be a better value, i just cant afford them.