Originally Posted by mginster
How do these compare to other $100-200 bookshelves? Best buy has them for 99 which seems decent as they are normally 300.
I like them in the BB store. None of them are perfect. No speaker is. I wouldn't be discouraged if they aren't the latest or greatest. In that range they sound fine to me.
Klipsch can sound bright, in my experience, if not balanced right. I don't know if that's the right term, but when you play their big floorstanders, I think they're great and the polks are brighter.
I do hate the BB display though. I hate most places. Their stuff never works. They have it turned off or whatever. I HATE it when things don't work and the music is crappy. The other poster is wise. If you can bring your own music, do it. I hate that they don't put those in the fancy theater room. My guess is that folks wouldn't buy the high dollar speakers as much (actually Fry's did have them in a nicer room. BB does not.)
edit: Don't know much about it but doesn't the 94db sensitivity mean it will take less power to drive them? That is good to me if they sound good. I have to turn my receiver way up to power my Polks.