Originally Posted by commsysman
I think the Sony speakers are pretty rough-sounding.
I don't think most people would want to listen to anything but rock music or loud movies on those, but if you don't care much about music they might be OK.
I would certainly recommend the Jamo speakers.
Amazon shows them for $399, which is quite a good value.
Surely you can't get the Sony speakers for $250 less than that?
After shipping I calculated it to be about $240+ less for the Sony set (all of them, two towers, center, bookshelves.) The Sony's are getting a lot of great reviews for bang for your buck given the price. One reviewer said they require and EQ adjustment to sound their best.
BTW, I should note that I'm upgrading from a Philips Philips HTS3300 home theater in a box that I've had for years. It's currently hooked up via my PC with RCA (white/red....yuck right? lol) in stereo mode. Well, I think it sounds pretty awesome still and am not sure if I should even upgrade and just remain in ignorance is bliss. Everyone thinks my current sound is amazing as it is, but I'd love to have a couple of towers with woofers built on plus an awesome dedicated woofer.
I'm assuming even the Sony would be a massive step up in quality over my Philips right? Plus, I plan to hook it up digitally. I once had my Philips hooked up digitally until I noticed it had a hissing sound coming from the speakers when not in "Stereo" mode. Whenever it was on Dolby or the surround sound modes I could hear hissing that was annoying.
I'm still tempted for the Jamo, but when factoring in the woofer, receiver and wires the price is already climbing at nearly $700 with the Sony....the Jamo at over $900. I recently decided not to go with a Klipsch RF-52 II set with Klipsch RW-12D Woofer and nice 7.2 Receiver for $1,500 shipped. I just realized that was overkill for me considering what I'm upgrading from. Though I'm sure it'd be amazing.