Originally Posted by John1400
"Based on past and more recent reviews, the e55's are more on par with the Studio's from Paradigm" You said it, now show me a professional reviewer that states this. You say speakers are subjective and we all have our opinions, except your opinion is not yours, its someone else's. You praise these speakers, and say they sound like the studios with no first hand experience. Do you give people the flip side of the coin, like they came tied for 3rd place in the 1k speaker challenge, losing to the klipsch rf62 and the axiom m60, yet they sound like the studio's. Good one!! Thats why I would trust a professional opinion over yours any day as professionals give the pros and the cons. You say its a friendly forum but you sound anthing but friendly. 1 too many redbulls?
Lol......wow.......this has to be literally one of the dumbest posts I've seen.
I said it...so you want me to show you a "professional reviewer" that states the same? Why. So you can have ANOTHER SUBJECTIVE OPINION? You're obviously having a hard time grasping that concept of HELP on a SUBJECTIVE topic. Nothing is right or wrong. Everything is stated to be of help to someone, whether they use it or not is their choice. What I like someone else likely will not.
Why is quoting someone elses opinion a big deal? You just did it in this post lol. Should I get my panties in a bunch? You're a few nuggets short of a happy meal huh? ....that's rhetorical if you couldn't understand that either
I've NEVER stated that I
think they sound like Studios. Why would I...I've never heard them. Hence why I said what I did. I certainly don't praise these speakers lol. Are they good? Yes...to me. Are they good for the price I got them at....hell yes...to me. To most others they'd be pretty darn good too I'd think, especially given the BF price. Would you like them? I don't know. I really don't care either. I don't have stock in RBH/EMP. But it's sure nice for newcomers to have another option out there. Sounds like you might have needed one before you got burnt basing all your judgement on someone elses opinion of a speaker. What a poster child for this campaign
So you can look up a review and quote it and somehow "get me"? What's even more funny is that in that "professional" review....the scores obtained that you've based your statement on are from "2 trained listeners and 4 casual listeners". HAHAHAHAHAHA. You realize YOU are the exact definition of a hypocrite.
Quote from that review:
"The EMP E55ti's overall score ranked 3rd place but its scoring on midrange and dynamics were higher than every other speaker in this comparison. The Klipsch significantly reduced the EMP highs, bass and imaging rankings when the two speakers were directly compared. The EMPs highest dynamic ranking was when it was directly compared to the Axioms."
Myself and many others would GLADLY take something other than "klipsch highs and bass" any day of the week. Harsh treble and bloated midbass isn't my thing. What's even better is if you would have read any further you would have seen the comments from the reviewers...
Klipsch RF-62 Sighted Listening Comments
Very weak mids and highs are very brash. This speaker is heavily bass biased.
Excessive highs. Singer had too much lisp in her voice. Midrange was very lacking.
Voice has harsher edge than I heard on this speaker before. The bass was clean and deep.
Sound was great but a bit too bright.
Man!! WHAT GREAT HIGHS!!!!
What about this graph? And lets not forget that the e55's are the cheapest of the bunch. Over $300 cheaper than the m60's actually.Since time was limited, I only asked each listener to offer a final overall ranking for each speaker while listening to them without the grille cloth coverings. The speakers were level matched exactly how they were done in the blind testing. One of our trained listeners was unavailable for the sighted tests which would have likely boosted the EMP and JBL ratings since he scored those highest among the four speakers during the blind tests. The results were averaged are tabulated below.
In this round of testing, the EMP E55ti's appeared to come out on top while the Klipsch RF-62's and Axiom M60v2's ratings dropped most dramatically. I believe the most significant reason for preference changes in the sighted testing had to do with restoring the tonal balance of all of the speakers once the lossy grille cover was removed. Aesthetics may have also played a factor though nobody commented on the appearance of any of the speakers in the comparison since they were sitting so far away and focused more on what they were hearing while note taking.
But wait....what about these reviews from your beloved, and what seems like the only opinion that matters to you?
(what about even the little guys!)