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Old 12-17-2018, 09:37 AM
 
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Are the speakers that come with your receiver system in a box always bad?
I bought a Yamaha YHT - 4930 UBL 5.1 receiver system. I am not an audiophile. Do I need to get brand name speakers like Polk, Klipsch and so on or will the manufacturer ones are good enough? How do you test these to find out the performance?
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Old 12-17-2018, 10:43 AM
 
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The only real test equipment is that on the sides of your head.

Generally, if you want a good rich sound there's no substitute for physical size in a speaker (given a good acoustical design). If you want the in-your-face over-mixed currently faddish recorded sound, then the little bitty fake-bass ones will do just fine.

If you can't tell the difference then just go with what came in the box.
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Old 12-17-2018, 11:00 AM
 
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The only real test equipment is that on the sides of your head.

Generally, if you want a good rich sound there's no substitute for physical size in a speaker (given a good acoustical design). If you want the in-your-face over-mixed currently faddish recorded sound, then the little bitty fake-bass ones will do just fine.

If you can't tell the difference then just go with what came in the box.

It's only intended for movies. I haven't tried any brand name ones so far, so I am not sure what I am looking for. Maybe I should try one out.
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Old 12-17-2018, 02:18 PM
 
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Are the speakers that come with your receiver system in a box always bad?
I bought a Yamaha YHT - 4930 UBL 5.1 receiver system. I am not an audiophile. Do I need to get brand name speakers like Polk, Klipsch and so on or will the manufacturer ones are good enough? How do you test these to find out the performance?

As you stated, you are not an audiophile.

The speakers that came with the system should suffice. They are matched to the system. Just learn how to tweak the settings on the receiver to your liking.

From the looks of it, the system should produce some nice sound.

You would be spending a lot more for separates, not sure you need it.
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Old 12-17-2018, 03:35 PM
 
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I've seen some stores have the more expensive HTiB on display to try but rarely with the ones around this price range. Margins are just too low on these to dedicate space and time to set them up. I suggest finding a retailer that's lenient on returns so if it doesn't sound good enough for you just return it.
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Old 01-09-2019, 03:43 PM
 
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In my humble opinion, HTiB are mostly garbage. Buy electronics from electronic company, buy speakers from speaker company.
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