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This review is from: JBL CS6100BG High-Performance Complete 6-Piece Home Theater Speaker System with Brackets (Black Gloss) (Electronics)
I put off going to 5.1 surround for a long time. Figured my old Jensen 3's, which are plenty hefty enough for TV sound, would continue to do the trick, and they do sound smooth. But I've found that the sound field of 5.1 adds a captivating dimension to the TV-watching experience. This particular system has plenty of volume and good tone. I'm a recording engineer and as such have certain expectations from the performance of a speaker; my studio monitors are high end and quite accurate.
The whole idea of a speaker system is not to be hyped by artificially-induced things like boomy lows and unnaturally-boosted highs. To be sure, certain members of this culture are stuck on boosted bass and highs, but those qualities get ear-fatiguing very rapidly. And of course, any subwoofer can be set, both volume and EQ (tone)-wise to sound like a volcano, but when set judiciously will sound natural. This system has a pleasing, round sound, a smart look, and the price was right. Couldn't be happier.