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i just got a Sony 46EX500 for my bedroom. being an audiophile, i'm interested in improving its sound, yet have it not be too complex and intrusive as it is for my bedroom.


i tried a pair of Behringer speakers (many Behringers are for music mixing and studios) and while they were not tiny, they were actually not that great at all - especially the highs (not crispy clear at all, muffled and veiled).

$260 price tag.


with that as background, may i ask what the good folks here might suggest as a way to improve the sound of my 46EX500? Kindly keep in mind that this is for my bedroom and that i only want a 2.1 system (or even 2.0) as i do not wish to have to deal with rear speakers.


hope to hear from you all.


thx in advance!
 

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I can't make any speaker suggestions, but it may be helpful to describe the room. If its anything like my bedroom (carpet, bed, bed covering, the entire left hand wall being nothing but an open closet of hanging clothes...) all of your highs are getting soaked up by the room before they hit your ears.
 

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i did purchase the CT100 Sony soundbar and the moment i hooked it up, it was disappointing for me. the highs were extremely veiled - not at all crispy. it was not surprising as there are no tweeters in that soundbar - only 3 small oval shaped "full range driven" drivers. personally, i'd rate the CT100 very disappointing. Again, i'm only speaking for myself and my own, subjective ideas of what is for me and what is not appropriate for me. your personal mileage, of course, would vary.


i'm hoping for a simpler set up rather than a more complicated set up. if nothing, just to avoid clutter. i do not wish for 5.1 as i don't want to have to have rear speakers. therefore, 3.1 or 2.1 or 3.0 or 2.0 set up would be ideal.


the less equipment the better, though of course, i understand that there are limits and trade offs vis-a-vis less equipment and better sound.


whether or not i need an audio visual receiver, i do not yet know.


so, either powered speakers without the need for a receiver? or would there be superior results with a receiver? Clearly, a receiver would open up the number of speakers options!


fyi: my living room set up is a 5.1 with a B&K receiver - though that is aging as well since the B&K is from the year before HDMI really started.


i look forward to reading about some more suggestions. thx in advance.
 

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ok, you're right. budget...mmm...


well, it's for my bedroom, and the tv is a 46EX500. would less than $600 be do-able? would that be a fair/decent budget?
 
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