Pros Look good, sounds better.
Cons While they look good from the lazyboy, a closer look reveals the vinyl covering. Just don't scratch it or nick it and noone will notice.
Summary I have the updated plus speakers. I think I finally have them broken in. They do sound good. We re-watched a movie that we had watched on the old set of Polk-Audios and could hear small noises that we had not before with the Fluance. I thought it was pretty cool.
I tried a few movies and CD's without the sub and they sounded good, but a sub really does help with the over all effect.
About shipping, these speakers were packed great. When we were taking them out of the box, we opened the first box and discovered another, then lots of styrofoam to pad. Like one of those hard to open gag gifts from a friend.
Anyways, I can't wait to show them off to my friends and family.Updated
I've had these speakers for almost a year and the sound is still crisp and clear. I added a sub and it complimants the 5 speakers very nicely.
They've pumped out the tunes for partying and made my home theater experience so much better.
What a great set of speakers to compliment my new 52 inch LCD HDTV. Now I have great sound and picture.
Popcorn's ready, time for an action movie!Updated
Someone emailed me to ask if speaker wire was included with these speakers. It is not included.
I got a good deal on e*bay on some good 12 gauge speaker cable and banana clips.
Pros Front speakers are outstanding; great depth.
Cons Centers and rears are serviceable - not great.
Summary I do not think these can be beat for their price. I paid $240 plus $60 shipping on ebay and would do it again in a heartbeat. The front speakers are jaw dropping good for the price, but the center and rears are just serviceable. I added a Dayton sub-woof for $99 plus shipping from Parts Express and that adds to the experience tremendously. The great benefit of these speakers is that they are very good for home theater and also very good for music. They do indeed sound like speakers costing quite a bit more. If you do get into quite a bit more, however, you get quite a bit more. For a small apartment and a small budget, they are a no brainer. And I think they look terrific - better than the pictures.
Pros I've had these speakers for about 6 months and I absolutely love them. My friend and I both purchased a HT system together, he went with the Onkyo HT-S760 system after hearing them at the store, I went with the Onkyo 502 receiver and took the chance on t
Cons Nothing. I could do without the little metal Fluance label on the towers but who cares.
Pros Good looks, great sound, amazing price
Cons You will need to add a sub, but considering the speakers will only cost you $250 you can afford to splurge.
Summary You can not even get 5 low quality speakers for this price at Best Buy or Circuit City. These will blow you away with their sound quality. The are also very well constructed high quality speakers.
Pros Amazing sound quality / Unbelievable price
Cons Shipping is a hassle
Summary I'm so very impressed with these speakers that I'm still somewhat shocked that I only had to spend $249 for them. From start to end, my experience with Fluance speakers has been nothing but positive. The ordering process thru Oakvillesound.com was painless, and I was kept alert of every step along the way. Within 3 days, I had the UPS driver at my doorstep with my speakers!
After wiring everything up, it took a few days for them to "break-in" (they sounded a bit harsh at first), but after that, the sound was EXCELLENT - clear and accurate. I would have given a rating of 10/10 if only we didn't have to deal with shipping, I wish there was a way around that. Regardless, I definitely recommend Fluance speakers!