Joined on 01/19/04
Incredible! Floors the Competition
Pros: Super efficient, require little energy to sound loud, smooth sounding with crisp imaging and frequency response, PRICE when on sale for $99 is amazing for these.
Cons: BIG MOTHERS! Be sure to measure the center channel area where they will sit, luckily they just barely fit in my modest setup.
Overall Review: Couple of things, make sure to check the loudness level of the CS2 compared to your fronts and surrounds, these are very efficient speakers and will easily sound louder than you would expect. After some break in time and dialing them down -3 db to match my Monitor 40s, they sound astonishing. Remember a center channel will carry 53% of the sound in a movie, so make sure you get a good one. I almost waited for the CS1 to go on sale to match with my m40s, but after seeing this on sale for 99, I took a chance and got this instead. Based on other reviews, I learned that the monitor series is voice matched, so I knew this would work with my m40s and m30s. Before I dialed them down, they drowned out my fronts and didn't blend with my system. After dialing them down to match my front levels, they blend in seamlessly and sound amazing. Dialogue is incredibly detailed and clean. Makes me wonder how they would sound with Monitor 70s, which everyone says is the best matching fronts for
Pros: Packaged deal with sub, price is good, Polk's Brand name, better mids than the newer Polk RM75 speakers.
Cons: Speakers lack crisp highs, somewhat flat sound, subwoofer is worse than my 7 year old sony passive sub.
Overall Review: Not impressed with this package. While they are nice for space saving, they lack the refined full range sound that bigger Polks will give you. I ended up getting Polk M40s, CS2 center channel and M30s for surrounds from newegg on sale. These speakers sound so much better and are a overall superb value for your hard earned buck. Trust me, scale up and you will not be disappointed. The money spent on these speakers would be better invested in bigger Polks.
Astonishing Anime-Inspired Over the Top Action Adventure!
Pros: - Amazing, end of a console generation graphics, really pushes the PS3 to its limits - Inspired Anime-like story with stunning art design, pulls you into the universe - Over the top action, promises the kind of epic moments that games like the GOW series are known for and delivers
Cons: - Emphasis on storytelling for the first couple of chapters, later chapters have more gameplay - Not as much actual gameplay action I hoped for
Overall Review: When I saw the trailer for Asura's Wrath, I was captivated and when the game came out, I was glad that it delivered on its promise of an over the top action game. Art Direction, character design, original illustrations, Capcom really put a lot of effort into conceiving and bringing to the life the universe of Asura's Wrath. This is by far one of the most unique game experiences I'd had for awhile, a definite winner. I am looking forward to the inevitable sequel....
Fruity and Boring
Pros: Cheap price, good brand, interesting concept
Cons: Annoyingly long and drawn out intro. Fruity character design.
Overall Review: I thought this game would be an awesome RPG fun, but I was incredibly annoyed with the excessively long and drawn out attempt at an artistic intro. The character design also felt really fruity and cheesy. Is it too much to ask for a decent RPG on the PS3? If I can muster enough bravery to plow through the cheesy semantics of the game, I might be able to enjoy it more.
Broke After 1 Month of Use
Pros: - Network printer with wired/wireless functionality - Supposed Brother Quality
Cons: Broke after 1 month of use, just past newegg's 30 day return back policy. INCREDIBLY DISAPPOINTED! Brother's quality control must be slipping for a new printer like this to fail so miserably this fast.
Overall Review: I barely used this printer during the month before it broke. One day I tried to print and nothing came out, I troubleshooted with usb/network and wireless connections with no such luck. I've had 3 brother printers that worked fine in the past, I had the same hopes for this new one before it clunked out on me. I now have to wait for my local printer repair shop to get off their lazy butts and fix this on warranty, it's been 2 weeks of waiting and counting...I'm so miserable!!!
Complete your Polk Setup!
Pros: Voice matched for the polk monitor line, looks amazing, price is incredible when on sale for 79.99
Cons: Not as beefy in the lows as the m40s, but to be expected with size and lack of second driver.
Overall Review: Blended seamlessly with my m40 fronts & cs2 center. Astonishing value with incredible sound. Newegg and Polk deliver incredible sound at a price that won't break the bank. At reference levels, my entire system sounds incredible with lots of headroom and no distortion. I've never had home theater speakers that sound this good and deliver this big.