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Sony dirt-cheap bookshelf speakers.
Old 6th September 2011
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Sony dirt-cheap bookshelf speakers.

Sony SSB-1000 2-way bookshelf speakers (around $50 USD)
Sony SSB-3000
3-way bookshelf speakers (under $100 USD)

So my curiousity is high (perhaps just for my own amusement);
has anyone actually tried these, despite the low, low prices and having to overcome any "I-wouldn't-put-those-in-my-studio-in-a-milliion years" reactions?


With the near-universal negative opinion of a famous Yamaha monitor in heavy use around the world...just how bad can these be?

Every review that I've looked up seems positive, but then again at the cheap end of the market, they may be very easily impressed; but then again, maybe not?

I've never regarded (passive) speakers as particularly complex devices and have tended to look at the high prices of most speakers in disbelief, even though I can appreciate a fine-sounding system.

Is Sony giving the market what it wants here?
Is this a fair price?
Do they really stink?
Has anyone tried them?
Old 6th September 2011
Where are you finding them for $50-100? I can only see them for $100+. Seems to me for $50 (if you already have an amp laying around) you couldn't go wrong, even if they end up somewhere other than the studio.
Old 7th September 2011
Here for the gear


Sony SSB-1000
is under $50 everywhere, just google it (Amazon, bhphotovideo, Sonystyle...)Sony SSB-3000 is a similar story (under $80, or just check bhphotovideo, Amazon and so on)I think the speakers look the part and if I were in the USA I'd snap both of them up just to have (at that price, it's nothing...)

Really well-reviewed by those who have bought them. They look the part too.

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