I have done the passive bookshelves and the Aiyima T9, although no sub. It is a nice setup for a small room (bedroom). I actually went to an A07 though now because I found it fuller sounding. The T9 has a bit too much air, although it has a lot of features, including a remote and BT. The A07 I have to use the TV volume. Either way, I think this kind of setup is way better than a soundbar if you have the space.