I am looking for input as to which floorstanding speakers might sound the best, given my situation.
I wear hearing aids for high frequencies. For instance, without the hearing aids, I have trouble hearing "s" sounds from dialog - in particular female "s" sounds.
With hearing aids, I can hear these sounds fairly well. While the "s" sounds, as well as higher frequencies, are audible, I am not quite sure how the hearing aids work exactly, and I am not so certain I would be able to particularly tell minute and subtle differences in high frequencies.
According to my hearing graph I have above average hearing in low and mid frequencies until about 2khz. Then it drops pretty low until the 6khz range. At 8khz it starts to go back up. That is the highest the test ran, so I am not certain, but it seems like my hearing might not be too bad after 8khz.
On to the point:
I am looking for the floorstanders that seem to have the most clear and articulate midrange and lower high frequencies. The more accurate and clear those areas are, the easier it will be for me to understand lyrics in music and dialog in movies (without needing to mess with preamp dialog options).
I have read the Ascend Sierra towers are good with midrange. Same with the Salk Song Towers. The Arx A5 seem like it might be decent options as well (and at a much cheaper price) -- which reminds me, I wonder how much benefit someone like me would see in the extra cost of a RAAL tweeter for instance...
I do not care much about how low it will go as I will likely always use it with my Rythmik sub.