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Sony SS-MB150H
9 Reviews
rating  4.22 of 5
MSRP  50.00
Description: Easy on the budget as well as the ears! The clean, good-looking Sony SS-MB150H bookshelf speakers deliver remarkably solid, attractive sound for the price — paired with a Sony subwoofer, they're a great solution for folks who want to enjoy stereo music in a smaller room. Plus, they make good surround speakers in a Sony home theater system. <p /> Each speaker offers a 1" Nano-Fine® balanced dome tweeter, for highs that go all the way up to 50,000 Hz, and a HOP 5-1/4" driver. Ultra-light HOP (Highly Oriented Polyolefine) driver material is Kevlar Fiber Reinforced™ and many times stronger than regular polypropylene — as a result, these cones deliver consistent, realistic mids and lows. Put it all together, and you've got a very nice little performer! The black ash finish fits nicely into most styles of decor. <p /> <ul> <li>bass-reflex</li> <li>video-shielded</li> <li>frequency response 80-50,000 Hz</li> <li>8-ohm impedance</li> <li>sensitivity 87 dB</li> <li>handles up to 120 watts</li> <li>spring clips</li> <li>black ash vinyl finish</li> <li>6-5/8"W x 9-13/16"H x 7-1/4"D</li> <li>warranty: 2 years</li> </ul>


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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by james a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: May 10, 2011

Bottom Line:   
awesome sound for the size WOW that's all i got to say....................jim

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2010



Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Kevin McMurtrie a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: May 29, 2007

Bottom Line:   
At close range, the speakers sound very clean and the timbre changes little with listening angle. As distance increases, the sound level of the tweeter drops much faster than the woofer's. The sound is very muddy past about 8 feet. They're excellent on an office desk or in a small room. They can be used as surround sound speakers as long as they're within a few feet of the listeners. Don't put them in a large room, even as fill speakers.

The bass is weak, as expected for a tiny speaker rated at 120W.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2005

Purchased At:   Best Buy



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Thomas a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: August 8, 2005

Bottom Line:   
These little speakers are quite amazing. I'm powering them with a 10 watt per channel integrated vacuum tube amp. Obviously, due to their size, they should be used along with a subwoofer. They weren't designed to blow out windows..... I have the Sony SA-WX700 dual 10 inch sub that they match up well with. The midrange clarity is outstanding for such a small speaker. The highs, unlike what others have stated, are very smooth and revealing, not harsh and grainy. I have them on a pair of 30" Plateau speaker stands about 8' apart and about 2' from the back wall. They're very holographic and image like crazy. They are overall, a very impressive pair of budget speakers. They weren't meant to be compared to and reviewed against speakers costing hundreds, if not thousands more. But, why not? ;-) As far as I'm concerned, they can definately hold their own and play quite loud with a measly 10 watts. They're worth every penny.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2004

Price Paid:    $53.00

Purchased At:   Circuit City



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by ball0735 a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: March 11, 2005

Bottom Line:   
These speakers sound very good for the price. I have heard lots of $200 speakers that don't sound much better. The only difference in the speakers is the bass response. The sony speakers have almost no low response. You hardly get any bass. But for me that is not a problume for me though. I have two velodyne subs which pick up the low end frequences very well. One is a cht-10 and one is a spl-1000 which together have 1875 watts of total power.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2004

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   local audio srore



Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by vfrken a Casual Listener

Date Reviewed: February 27, 2005

Bottom Line:   
On paper, these speakers appear adequate for casual use and on top of it, they're fairly attractive and have good craftmanship for the price. However, in a critical evaluation their weaknesses are revealed. In comparison to my usual Optimus LX-5's, the Sony speaker lacks the range and depth that I'm used to. Given their size, of course there isn't much low end bass to speak of. The woofer is actually very nice and provides relaxed, yet clear, mid-ranges. The biggest downfall is the tweeter, which sounds a bit tired dynamically and has very narrow dispersion. I played with speaker placement quite a bit before I settled, and even then there was only one spot, +/-1 foot, in the room that worked. Overall, I think the speaker has nice warm mid-tones, but the poor tweeter performance is a dealbreaker for me. Back to Best Buy they go. But hey, for $50 it's worth a listen if you're on a budget.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Casual Listener

Product model year:   2004

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   Best Buy




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