I think that having beautiful speakers and subs is a huge plus. For me personally, i don't want to spend thousands of dollars on speakers/Subs and not see them or have them hidden. I want to hear them sound amazing and see them as well. Granted sometimes the best sounding speakers don't look the best and vice versa, but it is what it is.
To me, there comes a point in someones budget that stepping up to a better sounding speaker/sub doesn't make a big enough difference. Not an audible one. At that point, you go for the best looking. Or at least i would.
I don't know. To me Aesthetics, although not as important as sound, still plays a big part on my speaker/sub selection. I want them to sound fantastic and look fantastic. Everyone has their own opinions.
Now let's get back to the task at hand and start posting up more pics of beautiful subs.
FAMILY ROOM - Totem Tribe II LCR, JL Audio E-112, Anthem MRX 300, Apple TV Gen 3, WD HDTV, Panasonic 55" Plasma
BASEMENT THEATRE - Paradigm Studio 100 v.5 L/R, CC-690 v.5 C, Studio 10 v.5 x4 Surround Side and Backs, 4x DIY 15" Ultimax Subwoofers in 3.0 Cu Ft sealed boxes, Cerwin Vega CV-5000 for Subs, Anthem MRX 720, Outlaw Audio 7700, HTPC, Apple TV Gen 4, X-Box One, Harmony Ultimate Remote, Ben-Q W1070, 92" screen