To start with I do understand that frequency response is not the "end all be all" of what makes a good speaker.
What I don't understand though is it better for the number on the left to be lower, or higher?
For example the NHT Absolute Towers that I was thinking about say their response is 58-20,000 Hz. Those are $500 a piece. Where as say JBL Studio 570's have a response of 45-40,000 Hz.
They both cost the same yet as you can see the left # is far higher on the NHT's but the right # is far higher on the JBL's.
The left numbers represent the lower frequencies (bass) and the right numbers represent higher frequencies correct??
If so wouldn't you want the # on the left to be lower and the # on the right to be higher, thus making those JBL's stats wise seem to destroy the NHT's?