I've got a surround sound system in the media room based around a quality Yamaha amp I've had for a few years now.
Speakers, front, center, sub and rear pedestals are all from a Sony package.
Whilst it is all good and makes a good movie experience, it is wasted on me as I am deaf as a post. As a result, I need to have the thing turned up to 12 to hear any spoken dialogue, but I shake the windows in the joint once a bit of action starts and there is a bit of bass involved and as a result the better half gets the shits and I end up turning the thing down and can't hear what is being said.
End result - probably easier to just listen via the tinny built in TV speakers!!