Originally Posted by garetjax
I guess what you were missing in those four threads you linked is the fact that I don't want to buy junk. I have three different branded floorspeakers to choose from... tell me which brand is the better choice. It would be like me telling you that you need to get to Point A to Point B and that cost doesn't matter - just pick one of the following cars: a Daihatsu Charade, Daewoo or a Ford Focus... and we both know that 99% of people will pick the Ford.
The same can be said here when choosing a floorspeaker. Yeah, I guess I need to listen to them to make a decision, but they all play music, they all play movies. I just want to know which brand makes a more quality product, and which floorspeaker I will get the most "stuff" out of.
I'm super confused. I'm not the one that missed anything lol. You've posted the same topic 4 different times and I'm trying to tell you that no one can tell you what you like. Someone might say that speaker A has nicer quality parts, but some might prefer speaker B that has a slightly less quality part, but better in other areas. Speaker B might have worse measurements than A, lesser quality drivers, etc, but some may still prefer it over A. All depends on you and your factors. Polks likely have the higher build quality and are the one's I'd choose, but I certainly wouldn't limit myself to that list b/c I've heard them and didn't care for them. Energy is, like gtp said, hit or miss since the RC & good veritas days. Klipsch is pretty much reference line or nothing and even then it's just meh (for me of course...YMMV).
I'm assuming this is BB employee discount so try to find a store that might have them. If not, search the Polk, Energy and Klipsch threads. Ask if anyone is local and if they'd be willing to let you have a listen. If nothing then you'll just have to do what most do and buy whatever you think you want