Originally Posted by Trackr
Actually, I don't care for bass that much. It's just that I was told that satellite speakers wouldn't have any
bass and would thus require a sub. Since I would prefer not to have a sub, I am going for bookshelfs because they don't necessarily require one.
I keep getting good tips on speakers.. how do I know there aren't any more options?
AudioEngine A2's - 200$
Pioneer SP-BS22's - 90$
Cambridge S30's - 170$
Micca MB42 - 60$
Damn, are those Micca's really as good as the rest? For 60$ it seems like a no-brainer..
FWIW I auditioned/compared the AudioEngine A2, Pioneer BS22, CA S30 and NHT SuperZero and Absolute Zero in home. (Was looking for small bedroom speakers at the time.)
While the A2 and both NHT's had very nice detail and imaging, compared to the others they had little to no bass. To my ears the A2 and SuperZero were even lacking in the lower mid range (I kind of think of them as satellite speakers at this point).
If need be both the Pioneer and the S30 could be used without a sub - the bass of course isn't "strong" but you can hear the notes/tones. The Pioneer is really a marvel for it's price point but the S30 was better on all fronts, especially for music - more detail, better imaging, more balanced, etc.
Never heard the Micca's.