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Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Iowa City, Iowa
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As Dsrussell says, even if you go to Best Buy and listen in a really crappy environment, you can get some ideas about what you like or don't like. I auditioned Polk Monitors, Pioneer AJ and Infinity Primus speakers, about 4 years ago in my house and I just didn't like the Pioneer speakers compared to the other two. But that is irrelevant, because you might. The point is, I would not have known that if I didn't audition those speakers in my room.
Btw, Onkyo is not known for great speakers and the Energy Take classics are fine for a really small bedroom set up, so if you are set on choosing between those three, I would think the Pioneer would be the best sounding, hands down! Btw, I would strongly recommend going 2.1 or at most 5.1 for now- You biggest improvement will be going from TV speakers to larger speaker and a sub! You can always add speakers later, as budget allows.
Set up #1: EMP e5ti, e5Ci, and SLS Q line Audio surrounds, Outlaw LFM1 Plus sub, EMP 10i10i sub
Set up #2: Def Tech SM450, CLR2002, SLS Qline surrounds and Klipsch 12wD sub
Set up #3: JBL130, JBL120C and Klipsch synergy sub