Originally Posted by whokilledkaji
Coming home in a few weeks (finally!) and I started inking about speakers again. Any new developments? Recommendations?
IMO the speakers you are talking about are overpriced and don't stand up well to their competition; not good value for your dollar.
I don't think you are likely to be very satisfied with anything from Infinity, Energy, Klipsch, or JBL in that price range.
The critical reviews from experienced professionals are anything from lukewarm to very critical of most of those products.
Brands that consistently get get top reviews are Wharfedale, Focal, PSB, Monitor Audio, and KEF.
I would advise you to look at those brands and find some speakers that fit your budget and preferences.
I think you will much better satisfied with the result.
If you want specific recommendations, you need to state how many speakers you want, whether you want floor-standing or bookshelf front speakers, and the budget parameters.
If there are budget limitations, I suggest that you stick with a 5.1 system to start with and go for the best quality within that concept that you can afford.