I've seen these speakers in my local Best Buy store numerous times, but never really paid attention to them. When my old speakers were destroyed due to a child attacking the cones, I needed a new set of speakers. I asked the home theater rep, and he recommended Kipsch (For something in a reasonable range that's loud and clear).
I bought two of these with monster black hdmi cables, and monster platinum 14 gauge speaker wire. My receiver is a 740W Sony receiver.
After bringing these home (And almost spraining my back, these things are heavy!), I set them up. Setup took about 20 minutes (5 minutes of which was me bandaging my finger after I cut it with a stripping tool). Speakers have double posts, for those who want to bi-amp their speakers).
My test consisted of the following:
- Frank Sinatra, FLAC
- Tangled in DTS-HD MA (Through Plex with a gigabit Ethernet line).
- The Avengers in DTS-HD MA (Through Plex with a gigabit Ethernet line).
Sinatra: I'm 20, and enjoy listening to music such as EDM, rap, and hip-hop. However, one of my relatives recommended Frank Sinatra as a good way to test/break in the speakers. Having not listened to him before, I was absolutely blown away at the quality of the sound. You could hear every breath he took, every step he took, and it was like you were physically there, watching him perform. The audio was warm and made me feel legitimately good on the inside (It was as if I was at a concert, except better). I dared to turn up the volume up, and was shocked to hear no distortion whatsoever - it's like these speakers enjoyed a challenge! I sat back on the couch and just absorbed it all in for a solid hour - it was absolutely blissful.
Tangled: I invited my 17 y/o sister and my 10 y/o cousin over to judge this one. I sat back and found myself paying attention to all the little things I couldn't previously hear (It felt like a completely different movie). My sister and cousin, naturally, didn't understand the difference (This is coming from the kids who think DVD's look the same as 4K content), although I could tell they enjoyed the movie overall.
The Avengers: This one was my favorite out of all the things I listened to. When the first avengers came out, I saw it in IMAX (Because I love the movie theater experience). When I played the avengers on these speakers, it honestly sounded better than IMAX (Although I currently have a 2.1 setup, planning on upgrading to a 7.1 soon). During the action scenes, you could hear every piece of rubble that hit the ground, each pane of glass that broke - it was absolutely amazing. These speakers have subwoofers built in (Small ones), but they really kick bass! When explosions happened, I could feel the walls shaking, and a few of my paintings were askew after watching the movie. It's easy to get absorbed within all the crisp, clean notes and bass, because my neighbor called the police for a noise complaint (And I had them half way up - she lives in a separate house that's 75ft away from me). Thankfully, I know most of the force, so I was let off with a warning (He also asked what model speakers they were, because he liked what he heard).
Having not dabbled into the world of hi-fi audio in the past, I've been spoilt for choice at this point. These speakers (For the price) are some of the best home-theater speakers out there, and I love them so much! 10/10, would buy more Klipsch products for a true 5.1/7.1 home theater system.