So having a hard time justifying this one. I have a monitor series 7 setup (monitor 7, center 1) for my front 3 channels. I decided to save a few bucks and reuse some old bookshelf speakers for my surrounds. On their own the old bookshelf's sound fine, watching TV and movies I never took particular notice of the rears good or bad, they do their job. I got a 5.1 audio DVD the other day and within seconds the rears just didn't sound good or right. The front stage sounded incredible, but the rears really shined through in a bad way. I do listen to a fair bit of music on these speakers, but realistically its all stereo, until a couple days ago... The majority of the use is TV/movies.
Dilemma is, I want to get a pair of atom or mini monitors to replace the old rear speakers. But given my music listening habits, and that I haven't noticed a sound quality issue with movies and TV, I don't really think I would notice the difference day to day, so its hard to justify several hundred dollars... Anyone want to help convince me otherwise, lol.