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.
Samsung 51" PN51E450A, Pioneer VSX-918V, Polk Tsi300, Polk CS 2 series ii center, Energy S10.3.