Originally Posted by butie120
So you like the FH6 for movies, but you find them harsh sounding? Are you also finding the center to be harsh with movies?
Perfect for movies....harsh for music.
Soo good for movies in fact I just ordered a selector switch so I can keep them........also will have to upgrade to a AT screen to do this.
Thats how good I think they are for movies....willing to spend money on a good switch and replace my screen to keep them good!
I listen to all music styles and I would say the fh6`s do good on 50% of the music styles and acceptable on the rest and very poorly on maybe 10% of music. The FH6`s are just not that great for music if you are into high quality sound.
If you are not super picky about sound quality then they might do a great job. Part of me doing this system was great/outstanding sounding music reproduction, soo in that aspect, GOOD souding music is not acceptable.
The FH6 is not horrible or unlistenable for music.......I have had and heard way worse in the same class of speaker. I could have tolerated the quality of the soud if it was not for the harsh horn loaded tweeters that required EQ to tame down and whe you tamed them down for music, they lost a lot of the tonal qualities.
For a 20x30 basement and rocking out with a crowd, they would be excellent or backyard BBQ speakers, they would also be great. For a dedicated treated music room.....no.
The horn loaded tweeters do a good job of exposing low quality content from the web.....if I did not stream music from poor sources and youtube, I might have just kept the fh6`s for music, especially if all of my music listening was from CD`s.
The D62-3lcr tolerates poor quality music a little better and overall sounds much better for all music.
Soo for all movies...they are great........for dedicated music rooms, no.
Keep in mind we are talking basic entry level speakers, so none of them are audiophile grade. I just selected the D62-3lcr to try and keep it matched to my other speakers as much as possible and stay with bic brand.
For the retail price, which I did not pay, I am sure there are many that sound as good as the D62-3lcr`s and many that sound better.
But for movies only, it would be hard to beat the FH6`s without spending much much more money.........all the qualities the FH6`s lack for music are exactly what you want in a movie speaker.
I selected the FH6`s for strictly movie use, but the room has evolved into a lot of music use. Keep in mind this is lights off,room sealed, layed back in the recliner music use.
When I had the FH6`s on for music and was in another room cooking/eating or cleaning the house they were perfectly fine for music.
But for 2-6 hour lights off reclined back in a dedicated sealed room.......they were nothing to write home about and small issues with the fh6`s became large issues in that application.
Also a factor to keep in mind is I am in a 144 square foot room...12x12.....a 400 square foot room would ease some of the issues...the fh6`s get crazy loud with very little power and even louder with more. A huge 400 square foot plus room or outside use might very well change my take on them for music.
I had absolutly no issues or complaints for movies with the fh6`s.......I am not sure it gets much or any better for movies in the same style/class speaker. For movies only it was giggles and smiles each time with no thoughts of upgrading and many thoughts of it would be hard to get any better than this.