VP 150 as a planter - Perfect! Driver scare magpies - even better!
Yes the VP150, although not bad, doesn't compare to the 180 (or 160).
I'm still using a 7.1 system and we were watching Star Trek Beyond last night, and I am still amazed at how good it sounds. No one was complaining that I needed a 2nd subwoofer or speakers in the ceiling. Just rich, detailed full range realistic sound. I never regretted buying my Axiom products!