Originally Posted by Martycool007
I have spent many hours with the CM9's and the Ascends, and in my opinion the Ascend's with the RAAL tweeter stomp on the CM9's for both movies and music. I just could not make myself like those CM9's, especially for movies. There are a lot of B&W groupies but don't be fooled, there are much better speakers out there, at a much lower price.
Can't they say the same about the Ascend groupies, Salk groupies, Revel groupies, KEF groupies, Focal, Dynaudio, TAD, Paradigm, PSB, and all the other groupies?
Some may have heard both the B&W & Ascend, and they may say the B&W "stomps" the Ascend.
That's my point. One group will say "Don't listen to the other groupies, just listen to us".
At the end of the day, the buyer has to hear for himself and make the decision.
Don't be influenced by one group.
If you say the Ascend has better measurements than the B&W and most speakers out there, I can't argue with that.
But if you just say the Ascend sounds better, it's just (like you say) only an opinion.