If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is: The Monoprice 9774 scored a CNET Editors' Choice by delivering nearly identical sound quality to our earlier favorite 5.1 speaker system, the Energy Take Classic
, at an even lower price. But the product was "nearly identical" in more ways than one: it was pulled from the market
after Klipsch (Energy's parent company) accused Monoprice of patent infringement
. Monoprice returned later in the year with the similar 10565 speaker system
, which was apparently different enough from the Energy to avoid a legal challenge.