I enjoy watching older movies and listening to hip hop (weird combination right?). I figured it would be best to buy high quality 2.1 system, and worry about expanding int the future, but I don't feel anything more than a 2.1 is necessary at this point. I recently purchased some Deftech Studiomonitor 450's. Polk subwoofer 505, and an onkyo n616 receiver.
From all the hype I have heard about the deftechs and the price I paid for them, I expected to be blown away. I expected to hear sounds I don't normally hear being more pronounced, and noticeable. This has not been the case. In many cases I need to put my ear near the speakers to listen to it. Even when I tried playing music from CD's off my xbox, the sound was not what I would expect.
When I watch movies, it is similar. Ambient sounds and whispers are very difficult to hear. I am currently playing it off my high end laptop via HDMI. I am using MPC with Reclock audio renderer, and LAV decoders. This was per suggestions I researched online and my brother who is an audiophile. This has happened with multiple movie rips I have, 1080p blu rays for Ted, Raging Bull, Boogie NightsThere will be blood, Taxi Driver to name a few.
Has anyone experienced this with their Def-Techs SM 450s? Does anyone know how I can fix this. I have had the speakers since Mid December, but did not set them up until recently. I fear that my warranty is running out and would like to know what I can do to fix the problem.