Why would I give them a bad rep? I have done nothing but praise the speakers for its excellent prodcut.
Dude, get this through your head. I am just ONE consumer out of hundred thousands out there that own the Hsu's.
If you dont like me personally, so be it, who cares? We're not voting for a prom king, we're here to talk audio gear. And as far as the product goes, the Hsu's HB-1 win over Ascend 170SE by a mile.
Actually, maybe you can explain what I am about to tell you to the readers of this thread.
Now, you know I have been somewhat bashing Ascends for their poor speakers for its price (Ascend 170SE) BUT have also given them due creadit for their detail over the Hsu's. However, today, after playing the very same soundtrack I played with all 3 speakers (Ascend 170se, Hsu HB-1, Energy CB-10) it seems like this is NOT the case.
What I mean is, with the Ascend 170SE's when watching movies, alot of the small details (like keys droppng etc) are emphasized. When I went to demo them, I was used to the Energy CB-10 speakers in my room and I took the same demo (I am Legend) and immediately the little details were emphasized.
But today, when I played the same soundtrack of a movie, I heard a gutar playing LOUD that I didnt hear with the Ascends 170SE or the Energy CB10. (Literally it was non-existent with the Ascends and the Energy line)
How do you suppose this is happening? Since I heard the difference between the CB10 and Ascends 170SE, I gave them the benefit of the doubt that they are more detailed than the horn tweeters, however, I heard a WHOLE INSTRUMENT playing that I couldnt hear with the Ascend 170SE and the Energy CB-10.