Originally Posted by likemovies
I know that sounds like trolling. Sorry.
I just keep looking at speakers on Craigslist, find a brand that isn't totally destroyed, and then look them up. If you go to Amazon or some other place and they speakers get 183 ***** stars and like 2 * one star reviews.
I know people on the forums are in "the hobby," but is everyone's ear really that bad? Is it because they don't know what they are missing? I know many of you have a most discerning ear, more than will ever have.
I go listen to speakers and they sound nice, various prices. I think, yeah, they're nice. Sound good, but are these really $400 better than the brand beneath it? Not usually.
I only feel that "audiophile way" about subwoofers.
I know if I like them it doesn't matter if someone on a forum doesn't affirm my choice. That's not why I'm asking this. I'm not envious of folks that can afford $27,000 speakers (I just saw some today online by Sony, ironically.) If they sound good, I'll get over it that they're not the totl and respected by the initiate. When the music plays and the HT sounds good. So what if they were $70 on CL. Okay, I'm a little
ocd about it.
I just don't get how so many people are so-called "wrong," when you get to the forums.
Everyones tastes are different. This can be said with a lot of things, all kinds of electronics, foods, beverages etc.
I honestly stop being able to hear a real big difference in speakers once you get past the say ~2000 dollar mark. There really to me is no huge difference between the 1600 dollar B&W 683's and the 16,000 Dollar Diamond series hooked up to a mcintosh amp. Call me crazy but I just don't hear it.. maybe subtle difference but nothing I would call justifiable for me to spend the extra 14 grand
Then again, i don't hate on someone who does and swears they hear a difference.. everyone is different.
For some its the same between 100 dollar speakers and 1000 dollar speakers. Some just dont care about the difference, so long as it makes noise, thats all they care about. Even more so I think its because people have not had the oppertunity to hear what a real decent pair of speakers sound like. A lot only know the speakers built into the TV, the sony home theater in a box etc.
Theres some guys that like to go spend .25 cents at the local mom and pop gas station to get a cup of 3 hour old burnt coffee and think its the greatest thing since wonderbread, theres other that spend 5-6 bucks for a coffee at star bucks.
Some people just can't justify spending the money on more exspensive speakers, even if they think they sound better. All some care about is that the sound comming out of the speaker is audible and understandable, past they they just don't see the need for it.