Originally Posted by mgproudfit
If you're debating getting these speakers or not, go ahead and purchase them. They sound simply outstanding.
Longer review forthcoming.
Ok, so I've had these speakers for ~2 years now and figure they've finally had time to break-in and get enough use on them for their true sound to come out. For movies, this 5.1 setup is sufficient, but not outstanding. For the money I paid (on special through Dell.com), they are a very good purchase. For their "MSRP" price, I wouldn't touch 'em. The packaging, construction, appearance all get high praise from me with no complaints. As aforementioned, the sound for movies (blu-ray through PS3 + Denon AVR-1610) is very good, although the sub gets out of it's element during high-action scenes (Master and Commander, I Robot for example) and almost sounds blown at times. 85% of the time they sound good.
My biggest complaint, hands down, is how awful they are with music. While listening to John Mayer Where the Light Is blu-ray, the speakers get severely distorted sounding on high-notes and extended acoustic guitar solos. This was very disheartening as I listen to these concerts with great regularity. Furthermore, the sound on the Dave Matthews + Tim Reynolds blu-ray was also sub-par for the duration of the concert with the same deficiencies as the John Mayer concert. In short, these speakers are less than ideal for a music listener, and OK for a movie viewer. My room is not large, so the volume is not out of the norm. If I had to do it again, I would not purchase these speakers.
Sorry for bumping an old thread. I partly forgot to review them initially, but Im glad as I can now give a true review after a lot of time to listen.