I own the HT-ST7 and while I like it Its not worth the asking price. I got mine as an open box from Best Buy for about $800 and It probably wasn't even worth that. I also own the HTCT660 and the YSP-1400 and it definitely sounds better than the 660 by a lot but I can't call it between the 1400 and the HTST7.So I've narrowed it down to Sony HT-ST7 and Bose Cinemate 130 since this is my price range.
Both are in a similar price bracket, which is better? Is Sony's simulated 7.1 a big advantage or just a gimmick? Which is the better sound experience?