Looking to replace my ~10 year old JBL 5.1 HTIB setup with something bigger/newer/better.
So I'm looking for a 5.0 setup in the $300 range. In the interest of being cheap, I'll be keeping the JBL subwoofer for now.
I'm currently considering:
Pioneer Andrew Jones FS52,BS22,C22
Energy Take Classic 5 Pack
The Energy speakers have good reviews, but they seem awfully small compared to the other 2 options.
Current sale prices put the Pioneer setup about $75 more than the Fluance.
Obviously there's no substitute for actually listening to them, but are the Pioneers going to sound $75 better? (Will I even notice? Anything is going to be improvement over my current gear.)
Is there another option I should be looking at in this price range?