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
kenjit - the car that you bought was optimized for the roads that the designers drive on, NOT the roads that YOU drive on. You’ve been DUPED buddy.
@nicotico Hogwash. Most people just want a car to get them from A to B. A garden variety car will do that perfectly. Nobody is being duped. 
Ok, you think expensive speakers are a rip-off. And you’ve chosen not to spend your money on them. Is that the point?
Life is an adventure for some who laugh and dance and fail and enjoy what time they have left. Others croak and complain and congratulate themselves with sophistry and horse feathers. Joe
Just finished a very enjoyable evening listening to music that I really like on my modest system. Felt absolutely no need to run out and change any of the gear tomorrow. 
Hope that doesn't disappoint anyone.
I've found something enjoyable with each speaker or amp I've used, as well as found incremental room for improvement. The quest is part of the experience. There is no destination
youre talking out of both sides of your mouth. You have found something enjoyable with each speaker. In other words you have not been able to find a speaker that is optimised to suit your needs perfectly. For example speaker A gives you more bass but harsh treble. Speaker B gives you less bass but sweet treble. What you want is both more bass and sweet highs. Youre just going round in circles and calling it an experience. There is a destination, youre just wasting time and money and its taking too long to get there.