Originally Posted by Mox Monkey
I don't know a lot about audio equipment but have been told that the klipsch reference line is a good base level system, and I like the aesthetics of the speakers.
Whatever Klipsch speakers you have bought, take them out of the boxes and LISTEN to them. For at least 1-2 hours, at your normal listening volumes.
If your ears do not complain and you enjoy their strong treble, proceed.
If you experience ear fatigue, put them back in their boxes and return them while you can.
Klipsch speakers are usually a love-or-hate proposition, figure out directly which side YOU fall on.
Nobody on an online forum can figure that out for you.
There are plenty of speakers with pretty cabinets on the market. Some of them actually sound good, and some (not many) both sound good and provide decent value for your money.
PS. The packages you are looking at all stick you with weak crappy subwoofers in exchange for big pretty-looking towers you likely don't even need. Consider NOT buying full packages---they almost always screw you in the end while making you THINK you're getting a good deal.
PPS. Unless you have a spouse holding a gun to your head, don't get hung up on aesthetics---focus on the actual (GASP!) *sound* rather than just the LOOKS.