Argh. Ever since my headphones broke and I was too cheap to replace them I've had to use the computer speakers :( :o
The "listening chair" is in the dead center of the (cubic, eek) room, and having the "sub" 5 feet off the ground in the middle of the wall didn't help.
So I put the sub where my head usually goes and found one corner that really helps with bass.
So I did that, and the problem now is that even though the bass is deeper and louder (so I don't have to use complex equalization to make it listenable) it's like having a center channel with a bad tweeter in the corner. Anything that isn't a cymbal crash or a flute you can hear in the "sub". I looked in the manual and sure enough, it's crossed at 180. There are two 1 inch tweeters/mids in each of the sats, and that doesn't help at all.
My "listening room" (the bedroom) has the same problems, chair in the middle of the room so you can't hear all the bass the mains are giving and subsequently you get ****ty bass imaging and volume because you have to turn the sub waaaaay to loud and cross over waaaaay too high. I've pretty much abandoned that room until I move it all to the basement. I've tried *literally* about 20 different placements and nothing worked
Now that I'm sick of the computer sound too I've got basically no music. Silence is so stressful.
I guess I could turn out the lights, light a candle, and put on some new age music, and... oh, but wait, I don't have anything decent to listen to music on.
Oh well, I should start moving to the basement in about a week. Just have to move the furniture, do the floor, do the lights, Set everything up, do some soundproofing, clean up the mess I made in the bedroom, move the media, and enjoy.
There's also the broken Xover in the sub that I was too stupid to get fixed earlier. I let it wait because like I said I abandoned the real system.
I'm done bitching for now.