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Speaker practical - which pair out of these two? Klipsch Icon or Energy CB-10?

Poll Results: Pick one:

 
  • 100% (2)
    Klipsch - Icon 5-1/4" 2-Way Bookshelf Speakers
  • 0% (0)
    Energy - 5-1/2" 2-Way Bookshelf Speaker
2 Total Votes  
post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 

I'm torn between the two. These will sit on desk as occasional monitors for Laptop, Record Player, general use.

 

Klipsch - Icon 5-1/4" 2-Way Bookshelf Speakers

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Klipsch+-+Icon+5-1/4%22+2-Way+Bookshelf+Speakers+%28Pair%29/2138167.p?id=1218310759891&skuId=2138167

 

Energy - 5-1/2" 2-Way Bookshelf Speaker

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Energy+-+5-1/2%22+2-Way+Bookshelf+Speaker+%28Pair%29/9784287.p?id=1218173777200&skuId=9784287

 

 

Similar in price, specs, size etc.

post #2 of 12

You're depending on bestbuy.com for your information?  Let your ears decide.  No, really.
 

post #3 of 12
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Lazarus Short View Post

You're depending on bestbuy.com for your information?  Let your ears decide.  No, really.

 

Nope, thats why im asking here. I like both brands and both models look good. They happen to both be available locally.
post #4 of 12

I voted for the Klipsch. Fair disclosure: I think I heard that particular Klipsch model at Best Buy once, but it was less than an ideal listening situation. I haven't heard the Energy model. I like the sensitivity of the Klipsch, but I am voting just for fun without hearing them both.

 

Also, did you know Klipsch owns Energy as of a few years ago? They are two different product lines from the same parent company...


Edited by StratocasterMan - 1/18/13 at 10:58pm
post #5 of 12

I vote for ... neither of them. The PSB Alpha B1 should sound better for only $50 more.

 

If you want decent sound on par with the Klipsch or the Energy, look at the Dayton B652 (out of stock currently, ETA 1/31/13). $29 on sale, $40 regular price. Can't go wrong.

 

http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?partnumber=300-652

 

EDIT: See the bottom of the Stereophile review for similarly priced and better sounding options: http://www.stereophile.com/content/energy-connoisseur-cb-10-loudspeaker-measurements


Edited by yage - 1/19/13 at 6:43am
post #6 of 12

...And if you start considering the PSB Alpha B1, then you are only $50 away from the Music Hall Marimba, which Steve Guttenberg found to be superior to the PSB Alpha B1 in a direct comparison. (See paragraph three.)

 

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13645_3-57542543-47/music-hall-marimba-an-overachieving-little-speaker/

 

Of course, the price is gradually climbing here...

post #7 of 12
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Originally Posted by StratocasterMan View Post

 

Of course, the price is gradually climbing here...

 


Isn't that what always happens with hi-fi? If only I spent $X dollars more...

post #8 of 12
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Isn't that what always happens with hi-fi? If only I spent $X dollars more...

 

Yup, that's the way it works. smile.gif

post #9 of 12
Thread Starter 

If you had to choose between just these two - which would it be?
 

post #10 of 12
Thread Starter 

Well, luck decided for me.

 

Saw the Klipsch pair today at a Best Buy on sale for $99 down from $250.

 

...yeah, good enough to make me pull the trigger. Especially since they will be used maybe 10% of the desk-top listening time.

 

 

I've watched them disappear (from the website) from local stores this evening!


Edited by Grevlin - 1/20/13 at 6:05pm
post #11 of 12

At $99, I think you got a decent deal. Hope you enjoy them!
 

I'm also interested in your impressions on their sound...


Edited by yage - 1/22/13 at 4:39am
post #12 of 12
Thread Starter 

I play through speakers so little, it's gonna take a while for me to test them out with different types of music and at different levels.

 

I'll post later on when I have some impressions.

 

 

 

...from what I hear so far, they sound great at a room-filling level of volume.
 

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