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James McCall
Community Member

Satin is subdued and tasteful…more purposeful!  Gloss can look cold and ostentatious.  Plus, gloss tends to show dust and fingerprints more.  And of course, there’s that reflectivity issue.  That said, I actually like both…but went with satin.

Hani Alzahrani
Community Member

I prefer the Satin in home theater to handle reflection of tv specially in a dark room.

I would prefer the Gloss finish in a 2ch music listening setup (no tv). It feels more luxurious.

Joseph Uffner
Community Member

While I understand everyone’s concern with reflections in a theater environment, that doesn’t really bother me.  My preference is glossy white – classy, stylish and just plain sexy!  Don’t think I’d choose glossy black, however, since that definitely shows the dust and fingerprints way more than the white.

Keith Luken
Community Member

I hate Gloss finishes in a home theater room, risk of reflections. I prefer matte and satin finishes and actually leave grills on as when I am watching movies in near black I do not want anything catching my eye away from the screen.

Joseph Uffner
Community Member

<p style=”text-align: left;”>For someone like me who does not have the luxury of a dedicated theater room with controlled lighting, reflections off of speakers are the least of my worries. :-)</p>

Hans Erik Sæbø
Loyal Member

I think both look beautiful, but I’ll have to say that I’m on team satin because of reflections in a home theatre and because of micro scratches are easy to get 🙈

Laurence C
Community Member

I’m torn even though I now have the 1723 Tower/Center THX in black satin.  I think the black gloss would be absolutely stunning, but dust and finger prints would drive me crazy.  The black gloss being reflective wasn’t a factor for me when choosing, but it sure looks classy.

money tatarow
Community Member

Gloss looks more expensive and satin looks cheaper. I keep the grills on and have no issue with glare

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Neil H
Community Member

Please don’t toss me out of the community but the gloss white does it for me. It looks very elegant and exudes quality. The big difference I can see though, is most of the people who are into home theatre don’t like the reflection. Me being strictly a 2.1 person, it’s not an issue. Either way, they sound the same😊

Jared Beskow
Community Member

Satin for me.

I do not like the dust showing from gloss, fingerprints, or reflections the gloss can have.  My center channel is right below my 85″ TV so when the TV has a bright scene it could reflect off the gloss finish.

The satin on the Arendals looks great and better in person than photos can reveal.

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