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
@adg101, man you are a glutton for punishment.
There certainly are some real characters in this hobby.
I must be stupid because I don't understand what the purpose of this thread is.  I guess I wasted my time at Cal and took the wrong classes.  Someone earlier said "feed the troll".  And we have certainly done it.  Anybody else feel manipulated?
Take ice cream. Millions of combinations in flavor possibilities; but probably only 50 viable commercial flavors. Does the average consumer complain, or just pick their favorite of the lot.? I personally feel the same about speakers. And i bet commercially available more choices in speakers than ice cream flavors.

of course if you want to make your own “turd” flavored ice cream there is always a ice cream maker available, same goes with speakers, DIY.

Disclaimer- I jest and intend not to offend DIY speaker crowd, as I have heard lovely speakers made from parts ordered from Madisound.