Aug 3rd, 2012, 09:43 AM
First, are you even able to tell the difference between two speakers and which one is better strictly based on specs? Or do you just need to hear them?
I just bought the sonance ones (first in the list) with my new tv/receiver as recommended by the guy who helped me out at EHR. Problem is I have never heard of the name and I can't find any reviews. All speakers below are In Wall speakers.
Sonance C Series C101 (http://www.sonance.com/products/speakers/detail/40) - $200 (reg $230)
Infinity ERS 210 (http://reviews.cnet.com/separate-speakers/infinity-ers-210-speaker/4507-7869_7-30520303.html) - $200 (reg $300)
Yamaha NSIW470W (http://www.futureshop.ca/en-CA/product/yamaha-yamaha-in-wall-speaker-nsiw470w-nsiw470w/10129111.aspx) - $219 (reg price)
Speakers will be used as my fronts.
Aug 4th, 2012, 01:49 AM
Monoprice 6816s or 7604s. AMAZING value. Read the reviews and the threads on AVS. For $200, you can get a second pair too.
Aug 4th, 2012, 12:55 PM
First, are you even able to tell the difference between two speakers and which one is better strictly based on specs? Or do you just need to hear them?I just bought the sonance ones (first in the list) with my new tv/receiver as recommended by the guy who helped me out at EHR. Problem is I have never heard of the name and I can't find any reviews. All speakers below are In Wall speakers.
Did you ask the sales rep why he recommended them? Because from what i'm looking at on paper, the Sonance is the worst out of the three. The first thing I noticed is that Sonance has a much shorter Frequency Response range at 70hz-20khz. The range of the Yamaha is a lot wider at 55hz-20khz and Infinity even wider at 50hz-20khz. The Frequency Response is a specification that describes the range of musical tones a speaker can reproduce. The range of human hearing is from a low of 20Hz to a high of 20KHz and presumably a speaker that could reproduce that range would sound lifelike. Therefore the wider the range, the better sounding the speaker. So at 50/55hz-20khz, the Infinity and Yamaha should produce much better audio clarity and quality. My friend recently upgraded to Klipsch speakers and he tells me the difference was night and day compared to his previous setup and couldn't stop raving how clear they sounded. Of course Klipsch boasts a Frequency Response range in the low 30's, but they are pricey - you get what you pay for.
Anyway, not everyone knows about Frequency Response, in fact almost nobody does lol - but even without this knowledge, there's a couple things that stand out. The Sonance speakers are only 80W compared to the more powerful Yamaha at 120W and Infinity at 125W. The other thing that stands out is that the Yamaha and Infinity have larger tweeters. Sonance is only half an inch, which I imagine is partly why it won't sound as clear, and the shorter Frequency Response range attests to that. Anyway, I would go with either the Yamaha or the Infinity. I can't tell which one is better based on paper specs alone because the difference at this point will come down to things like speaker design, build quality, etc. And that's what the listening test is for. Good luck!
Aug 5th, 2012, 12:01 AM
You can choose Yamaha NSIW470W from these 3 inwall speakers. I think Yamaha is the best speaker from these 3.