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
 One has to wonder how the OP can see to type with his cranium firmly inserted in his fundamental orifice.
I believe the purpose of this post is not to enlighten or start a discussion point meant to illuminate, but is essentially a troll post claiming we are all being scammed.  

Being an audiophile (or an audio designer) is about caring.  It’s about a desire to hear the performance and emotion closer to the original event.   There are many ways to get there, even on modest budgets or headphones.  I have gone to friends house with modest systems and repositioned speakers, removed the grills and the sound was improved.  

If frequency response is not to ones liking, there are several ways to get there, even resorting to EQ if needed in Jriver (or similar).  A perfectly flat response may not even sound good.  

If frequency response is not to ones liking,
@emailists  of course it would not be. Why assume it would? If i gave you my pair of glasses, do you think it would perfectly correct your vision? only if your vision happens to be exactly the same as mine. 
even resorting to EQ
Your wording betrays the point Ive been making. Audiophiles dont think of EQ as a necessity, they see it as a source of coloration and distortion! I bet most audiophiles have never even had an EQ in their system. They dont even know what frequencies to focus on when they hear something they dont like. 
Consider going to a few or many live music events and see if this is your idea of audiophile!