or Connect
AVS › AVS Forum › Audio › Speakers › Can you help me convince my parents to get Energy Speakers for Christmas?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Can you help me convince my parents to get Energy Speakers for Christmas?

post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 
Hi everyone, I want to get the Energy Take Classic Speakers for Christmas. They have good reviews and seems like a good deal for the money.

This is the build I want to get:

Yamaha RX-V371BL 5.1-Channel A/V Receiver (169.95)
Yamaha YST-SW012 8-Inch Front-Firing Active Subwoofer (77.95 used)
Energy Take Classic 5 Pack 5.0 (154.99)
RCA AH1650SR 50 Feet 16-Gauge Speaker Wire (7.95)
VideoSecu 4 Black Universal Satellite Speaker Mounts / Brackets for Walls and Ceilings (14.28)




The thing is, they don't want to get it the speakers because they never heard of the company Energy before and "they won't want to spend money on something they know nothing about".

I decided to print out these articles to show that well known tech/audio sites favor the Energy speakers.

http://reviews.cnet.com/surround-speaker-systems/energy-take-classic-5/4505-7868_7-33310963.html

http://www.hometheater.com/content/energy-take-classic-speaker-system

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2405955,00.asp

Since they have bose speakers in the living room, I decided maybe I can print out these forum posts to try to convince them that these sound better than the acoustimass they have?

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1124120/replaced-my-bose-with-energy-wow

http://www.avsforum.com/t/343759/why-not-bose

http://www.amazon.com/Energy-5-1-vs-Bose-Acoustimass/forum/Fx3DU6C6WW7UFWQ/Tx8Z7M6UCAPZ7Y/1?_encoding=UTF8&asin=B001202C44

Do you think this might be enough?
Or maybe I shouldn't bother with all of this and just get that $250 onkyo hitb for Christmas. I'm going to be upgrading from built in TV speakers and I'm not a audiophile. But I heard that the speakers you buy separately sounds better than the speakers that come in the box. If that's true, I might probably end up replacing them next year after saving enough money so I might as well get the good speakers now instead of later.

(Thanks in advance!)
post #2 of 9
I had the Take Classics as my first "real" speakers. They are truly fantastic, especially if you need to keep the speakers small.

I thought the same thing at first, being wary of an unknown brand, but speakers that sell by word of mouth vs. advertising are always better. (the product sells itself)

If you can find the 5.0 set for cheap (was $130 last week), then you can buy a different subwoofer that you would like.
post #3 of 9
Not sure what we can do, take a look at business tactics and spend some time explaining to your parents that most of the brands they know did not get there by offering people good products at a reasonable price, they got their by charging a high profit margin and a lot of advertising. Now days when ever I think of products people know of I immediately cringe cause I know its probably not even good stuff for what you pay. Another thing is you just might tell them that times are changing and now days there is alot of information to help people pick products that are good on the internet. Nothing to be afraid of and have them order from someone with good customer service like Amazon so you can assure them that if anything goes wrong they will take it back.

Just be careful how you deal with bose, because people who buy things often get defensive if you challenge it, you dont want to push them down that path. lol


BTW why do you have to kill trees and print everything out? Just tell them to read it.
post #4 of 9
You're on the right track. If they still say no, ask them if they've heard of a Bugatti Veyron...

If they still say no then just ask for the cash or just suck it up and be thankful you have parents that will buy you A/V gear for Christmas. cool.gif
post #5 of 9
Ha
Quote:
Originally Posted by UGAd13 View Post

If they still say no, ask them if they've heard of a Bugatti Veyron...
PERFECT! A top of the line car almost nobody has heard of, but those that know about cars know all about it.
post #6 of 9
Just make sure the Energy set-up is what you want. Have you had the chance to demo them? If not and you don't like them, you're only going reinforce your parents outlook. You don't say whether you live at home or if you have your own place. If so, how big is the listening area? If you have a large-sized room, you may want to go with something else. There are also some good holiday deals going on where you can get somewhat decent floorstanding fronts for a good price.
post #7 of 9
Only problem for you is most good speaker brands don't have common names. You should be wary though because some speaker brands that sound legit aren't, but if you stick with advice you get from here you should be safe. Look for speakers in the family of Energy, Definitive Technology, Bowers and Wilkins, Polk, Mirage, (there are lots more, others might make suggestions).....
post #8 of 9
wow you sound just like me when I was a kid (not sure how old you are by any means) with all the research you are doing. A+ for effort and research. A lot of kids and adults don't bother and buy crap or overly expensive crap.
post #9 of 9
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Macstatic View Post

I had the Take Classics as my first "real" speakers. They are truly fantastic, especially if you need to keep the speakers small.
I thought the same thing at first, being wary of an unknown brand, but speakers that sell by word of mouth vs. advertising are always better. (the product sells itself)
If you can find the 5.0 set for cheap (was $130 last week), then you can buy a different subwoofer that you would like.

Thanks!!! I saw the speakers selling on newegg this week for 129.99. But since the sell seems to only last for 72 hours, I probably won't be able to get them at that price anyway. And I think you're right about advertising by word of mouth being better. I don't see these speakers advertised ANYWHERE but they seem to be selling well since it has so many reviews for it!
Quote:
Originally Posted by Threefiddie View Post

wow you sound just like me when I was a kid (not sure how old you are by any means) with all the research you are doing. A+ for effort and research. A lot of kids and adults don't bother and buy crap or overly expensive crap.[/quote
If you can find the 5.0 set for cheap (was $130 last week), then you can buy a different subwoofer that you would like.

Thanks!!! I'm 16. I just believe if you're going to be spending a lot of money on something, you should research the product to make sure its the best deal you can get for the price point. I'm hoping for this set up to last for a long time unless i decide to get 7.1 sound one day in the future.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Macstatic View Post

Only problem for you is most good speaker brands don't have common names. You should be wary though because some speaker brands that sound legit aren't, but if you stick with advice you get from here you should be safe. Look for speakers in the family of Energy, Definitive Technology, Bowers and Wilkins, Polk, Mirage, (there are lots more, others might make suggestions).....

I know. Before I started researching speaker brands, the only speaker brand I heard of was Bose because that's the only brand I saw advertised. I was shocked when I heard that there are actually speaker brands better than Bose and for *gasp* less money eek.gif And I will try to avoid the crap speaker brands!!!
Quote:
Originally Posted by smudge981 View Post

Just make sure the Energy set-up is what you want. Have you had the chance to demo them? If not and you don't like them, you're only going reinforce your parents outlook. You don't say whether you live at home or if you have your own place. If so, how big is the listening area? If you have a large-sized room, you may want to go with something else. There are also some good holiday deals going on where you can get somewhat decent floorstanding fronts for a good price.

Thanks and no, I haven't had the chance to demo them. But I'm hoping these speakers won't disappointing me. I'm upgrading from built-in tv speakers so I'm sure they won't. And these speakers are going in my small bedroom. I have no room in my room for anything else than satellite speakers.
Quote:
Originally Posted by UGAd13 View Post

You're on the right track. If they still say no, ask them if they've heard of a Bugatti Veyron...
If they still say no then just ask for the cash or just suck it up and be thankful you have parents that will buy you A/V gear for Christmas. cool.gif

Oh, I am thankful! This is a lot of money they will be spending if I manage to convince them. But the funny thing is that this is probably the amount of money you audiophiles spend for just ONE speaker!
Quote:
Originally Posted by PubFiction View Post

Not sure what we can do, take a look at business tactics and spend some time explaining to your parents that most of the brands they know did not get there by offering people good products at a reasonable price, they got their by charging a high profit margin and a lot of advertising. Now days when ever I think of products people know of I immediately cringe cause I know its probably not even good stuff for what you pay. Another thing is you just might tell them that times are changing and now days there is alot of information to help people pick products that are good on the internet. Nothing to be afraid of and have them order from someone with good customer service like Amazon so you can assure them that if anything goes wrong they will take it back.
Just be careful how you deal with bose, because people who buy things often get defensive if you challenge it, you dont want to push them down that path. lol
BTW why do you have to kill trees and print everything out? Just tell them to read it.

Thanks too!!! I will try to be careful on the Bose part, even though my Father told me he managed to get them used on ebay for a good deal, I'm sure he still payed a pretty big price on his bose accoustimasses. And they're the ones who will be paying for them so I don't want to talk to them like they're stupid or something.

Oh, and how can I be killing tress....If they're already dead biggrin.gif

Thanks so much for the advice everybody!!! I'm going to try to convince them today or on Friday. I didn't have a chance to do it before because of homework and stuff. I will make sure to update you guys on what happens!!!
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Speakers
AVS › AVS Forum › Audio › Speakers › Can you help me convince my parents to get Energy Speakers for Christmas?