The truth about high end speakers MUST READ


We audiophiles are a fussy discerning bunch who demand very specific requirements when it comes to what we hear.
The problem is that these requirements are seldom met no matter how much you spend on speakers. 

Forums like this indicate that audiophiles are trapped in a cycle of neverending upgrades and dissatisfaction no matter how much is spent.

We have been deceived into believing that a "one size fits all" speaker that has been designed by an "expert" who knows better than we do about our requirements, will be ok. This is obviously not the case since every audiophile has a different hearing response curve and different preference. 

If you choose a speaker that has a rising response with frequency, and you prefer a darker sound then its not going to matter whether it uses diamond or berylium, or mdf or aluminium cabinets, or a 4th order or 1st order crossover.

Its not going to matter if the designer has a phd in physics or decades of experience in speaker design because its YOUR hearing that needs to be satisfied not THEIRS.

We are being duped folks. The best you can expect out of all these high end speakers is substandard satisfaction for a few years before you get fed up and decide to UPGRADE!

In conclusion, the notion of a high end speaker is in fact a myth. No such thing exists. Buying a high end speaker is a complete gamble and most audiophiles end up losing not winning. The only winners are the speaker manufactures because as long as they continue to sell, they continue to profit. 

Its also impossible to compare all the different speakers out there in the comfort of our homes so the dealers obviously dont make it any easier for us audiophiles. Its pointless going to a store demo since thats not where youre going to be listening once you buy the speaker. We are getting a raw deal. 

Thankyou for reading. 






kenjit
What exactly are you proposing we should all do ?
Wow, millercarbon...you've been happy with the Talon Khorus?

I auditioned a Talon speaker in my home (small version of the Khorus) and, er...well...it was one of the weirder audio experiences I've had.That brand, at least at that time, was one where it was best to avert your eyes from any measurements.  (The measurements of the Khorus over at Soundstage pretty much look like what I heard).

So I'm kind of shocked whenever I hear of someone who owns those speakers.

But...then...who am I to speak?  I've enjoyed all sorts of speakers including ones that measure somewhat weird.




So, I suspect you have a point you want to make...Maybe even a solution for that "discerning audiophile" who can't seem to find happiness listening to reproduced music?  
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