Greetings to all - I have been debating for several days whether to just plunk down a few hundred dollars and buy some JBL speakers for a HT set up (50% HT, 50% music), or whether to put money into DIY speakers. As someone who is not an audiophile and who has been listening to cheap speakers for quite some time, can someone please le me know whether the extra money and time needed to build DIY speakers are worth the effort? Meaning, does a $300+ kit from Adire or GR (excluding enclosure) really sound that much better than a pair of now inexpensive commercial speakers like JBL S38? Would the completed kit speakers be comparable to commercial speakers at 2x or 3x the price? If so, then I see the value. If the only value, however, is the pride in doing it yourself, then I may pass since the quality of my work would probably suck anyway. thanks for the help.