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
@cleeds 

i can make one cable sound horribly different from another if I added a massive capacitor to it. 
you are implying that speaker companies are touting their innovations (however good or bad they may sound to you) in order to sell them and make a profit?!?!?!
They are not innovations. Show me the proof that a diamond dome sounds better than a soft dome. Its all hearsay within the audiophile community. 
kenjit
i can make one cable sound horribly different from another if I added a massive capacitor to it.
So what? Anyone can do that. It's a simple parlor trick.
Maybe a certain someone should start his owner speaker company and begin to take custom orders, starting with his own, so we all reach his audio nirvana and join his 'true audiophile" circle
They are not innovations. Show me the proof that a diamond dome sounds better than a soft dome. Its all hearsay within the audiophile community.
Innovation does not necessarily mean better, just different. Show me proof that Pepsi is better than Coke. It’s opinion. I assume (and hope) that the innovator of the diamond dome really felt like s/he improved SQ. Pepsi I’m sure felt like it improved on Coke. I don’t like pop, so I don’t buy either. Maybe if speakers are all so bad, you should buy none.

Personally, I have read many opinions on different equipment and found those that like the same kind of analog sound I do, often give me a good place to start when searching for my nirvana (which I think I have found, speaker-wise at least). And I think now DAC wise following advise from some one with tastes similar to mine. I believe I am done (except for adding more vinyl)