Originally Posted by JimWilson
Your wording was a bit sharp, but you are free to post your comments and opinions in this thread. I only ask that people remain civil about it.
I didn't think it was sharp or offensive, but if it offended anyone I apologize. It is just my personal opinion.
Originally Posted by Transmaniacon
Perhaps you had a defective unit, but the measurements don't lie. Seems that Monoprice sub offers some good performance, and given it's cost, it's hard to beat that value.
I own a pair of Monoprice towers that are phenomenal! They exceeded my expectations by a long shot so I am not bashing Monoprice at all. Just stating facts on this particular sub that I based on the premise of a great review and how awesome my towers are.
Originally Posted by batpig
Also I'll note that the reviewer is VERY well respected -- Brent Butterworth is one of the most well known subwoofer reviewers out there (the Wirecutter website seems to make an effort to recruit top people to write their "best XXX" articles). You can read his creds in the "Why you should trust me" section.
Now obviously a defective unit cannot be excused, but I don't think the article was "fixed" or that Brent is lying in his measurements or the subjective reviews of the panelists.
All that said, I have no personal stake in this, I've not heard most of those subs so understand that I was just sharing. Don't shoot the messenger
It definitely would be interesting to throw in some of the other contenders popular in this thread such as the nicer BIC subs, the Polk PSW-505, some Klipsch options, etc.
Please see this thread. I am not alone in this one. List of budget subwoofers ($300 and less)
Originally Posted by cel4145
Dude, I read your other thread, and you are just now learning how to properly calibrate your sub. Instead of assuming that the review was "fixed," perhaps you might want to troubleshoot and see if part or all of your problem might be a setup issue? For instance, subs do sound better when properly calibrated with the receiver. A poorly shielded cable next to a power source could cause hum. Etc.
And even if it is not a setup issue, as I already said, I skimmed through ALL of the reviews at Monoprice, and it's a very small percentage of people indicating there is a problem. Could be Monoprice sold 1000 of these subs, and you were one of the unfortunate ten or fifteen to get a bad one. That happens with budget equipment, where you know there are likely going to be a small percentage of bad apples when the products are mass produced cheap like that. I'm sure they don't test each individual product as it comes off the line during manufacturing when $100 subwoofers are built.
This doesn't mean that no one here is unsympathetic. But you are jumping to some conclusions here.
And just for the record, despite all the reviews you read I think you may have missed this thread. You kind of badgered and bashed me for my opinion and I assume that is since I am new, but the point remains.. List of budget subwoofers ($300 and less)
feel free to also do the same for anyone who also disagreed with that review.
Originally Posted by Bond 007
I wouldnt waste my time. If its a crap sub its a crap sub. Return it.
You have a point. I was really trying to also prove a point but base it on data and facts to help others. But it appears that doing that here some arent going to believe you (because of post count or credentials) or aren't even interested in hearing opinions kind of does make it pointless. But I hope anyone who is going to spend their hard earned money like myself at least gets as much honest information as possible and not just some possibly biased reviews. I wanted to learn and educate in doing a comparison myself but you're right no need to waste time.