Many people treat their rooms too -so yes they are optimizing their speakers/room to their ears -as you suggest. If that’s not your point then what is? Are you suggesting something? Btw- It’s a hobby. If people are happy exploring equipment and speakers that’s great. If Others think it’s a waste of money why would they care?
@vinylfan62 Actually as far as i know many audiophiles do not treat their rooms. That aspect is never mentioned in hifi reviews either. Ive been to hifi shows and dealers. No treatment in most cases. And most treatment is useless for bass anyway.
But youre right. The room is obviously part of the optimisation. Thats exactly my point. But the room is only one aspect of it. The crossover, the drivers, the cabinet, the frequency response, are all variables that need to be optimised.
Nobody wants to waste time and effort, do they? Its a hobby but whats the end goal? The end goal is maximum enjoyment of your music. Thats my assumption.