From the other threads you've created on this topic, I believe I recall your budget being $500. Those Sony towers are $155 each at Best Buy minus whatever discount you get. Seems to be in the ballpark. Regardless, follow the advice of others and just listen to all the speakers you have available at the store. Pick whatever suits your personal tastes. You don't need the approval of the internet on the choice you make.Way too expensive
Sound is subjective. What one person really likes, another person might really hate...Do these sound a lot better than the Klipsch?
They are the only ones I would buy off the Best Buy floor. Some speakersDo these sound a lot better than the Klipsch?
Do Klipsch fall into the jump out category?They are the only ones I would buy off the Best Buy floor. Some speakers
are voiced to jump out at you in/on the showroom floor - while others are
voiced to be balanced and still have good detail and definition.
The ones that are voiced to jump out, can after a while bring ear fatigue.
However it is about you and not me - can you find a way to audition them?
Damn, maybe I need to go listen to theseThat is the problem, IMHO. Not all Klipsch horns are ear fatiguing, but the low end stuff, well that is hard for me to listen to. Also, Bic Acousttech stuff. If you are going to get a horn/compression driver, I think you have to spend some money to reap the benefit. At the lower end, I would find a speaker with a dome tweeter...
I am not a fan of the Pioneer AJ series, but a ton of people have bought them and liked them and it is hard to argue with the price. Sounds like the Sony core speakers are a very solid budget speaker- just listen after work some day and buy what you like, however!
Why does everyone think Klipsch are so great? Marketing?Our local Best buy doesn't have the Sony core tower, but has the bookshelf version. If that is the case with the one you work at, go listen and see what you think- the tower will likely be "fuller" with more bass, but will sound similar.
Klipsch Heritage series are phenomenal. If you ever get the chance to listen to some Fortes or Cornwalls don't hesitate. Particularly with upgraded crossovers. I really like their reference line too, especially the first run of them. The lower end stuff not so much.Why does everyone think Klipsch are so great? Marketing?