Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 10
Rated 5 out of 5 by Leo18374874 Awesome sound
They can easily fill a room with rich sound; I bought these to replace some 20 year old SB-1000's. The bass is noticeably more pronounced-adding richness to the sound field. I use these as my rear speakers in a 4.0 surround system. Their construction seems top notch, each perfectly clean and ready for action. Love them.
July 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dogfish Best "Boom" for the Buck
I bought mine direct from Sony. They showed up 2 days early, good packaging, no issues. For the size, great quality. I will order another set soon.
May 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by sotor562 bett er than expected
Crisp sound. I think I got what I paid for but would have liked a woofer that could handle more bass.
September 8, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by NuSoardGraphite So close Sony. Good speakers that could be great.
For lower end speakers, you are unlikely to find a better deal than these Sony speakers. The sound is quite surprising for the price you pay and they easily match up to speakers that cost double what you normally pay for these. For the non-audiophile on a budget, I highly recommend these speakers over the competition for the sheer price to performance ratio.
Sonically, these speakers are very even across the spectrum, however I feel that the tweeter on these speakers is exceptional. highs are very crisp and clear. The 8" woofers are also quite good, being able to produce fairly low frequencies (below its rated 50hz) and hits the low notes with authority producing smooth even bass. In my opinion, the weak link in this speaker is the 3 1/4" mid-driver. I feel it's not quite large enough to reproduce the lower-mid frequencies properly. I'm thinking they should have went with a 4" driver instead. Vocals are slightly muddy as there seems to be a bit of a gap between how low the mid-driver can perform and where the 8" woofer is capable of taking up the slack. Owners who are using these speakers in a 3.1 or more configuration probably won't notice because the problems are usually found in the vocal range, which would pretty much go away with the use of a center speaker.
Overall, these are very nice sounding cheap speakers. True enthusiasts will look elsewhere of course, but for the lay home theater fan, these will do nicely to fill out your HT setup at home.
Two thumbs up (just please, in your next speaker line, put in true crossovers and a more robust mid-driver, please Sony. Then these guys will be perfect!)
January 25, 2013