Originally Posted by mh522
Hi, i'm not trying to be rude and NO, you are not wasting your time. I really appreciate your time and inputs in regard to my problem.
I did read those articles, though i did skip part of it. Because i trust you guys, you guys are the expert. every articles \ reviews will make themselves sound as fabulous as they can, so i don't wanna read any bias opinions, but rather have people that actually own the product and give me their thoughts. I wanna spend my money wisely, especially on things i'm not very familiar with. I can't judge the speakers base on their brand reputations \ price tag. I hope people can give me their inputs on their favorite pair of speakers around my budget range. Then i'll see what i can work with, because i can't afford to buy every pair of speakers then return them (If and only if they are free, but unfortunately they're not).
We are hardly experts (and we are all bias), and therein lies your problem. We all like different things in sound reproduction, be it professional reviewers or us "normal" folk. If one actually reads a professional review and not skim, there is plenty to take away from that review. It is as much reading between the lines as reading the actual lines themselves. I can easily tell if a reviewer is going through the motions in his very positive review, or is really impressed. It is also seeing reviews that have actual test data, at the site or somewhere else (not that many do, unfortunately) that sometimes confirms what the reviewer said, but just as often may contradict what the review said in one or two areas.
Add to that, room size, room acoustics, positioning and SPL preferences, and it is not much of a surprise that speakers one person loves aren't the ones I would purchase, and vice-versa. Reviews, professional and amateur, are there so we can whittle down those speakers that we may want to, or can, audition. There are literally thousands of speakers out there, and none of us, even professional reviewers, can audition any more than a tiny fraction. We take what we read and apply it to our auditions (either going out to several audio stores or going to I.D companies that allow a free trial period). So take the info I (or others) give you, or dismiss it. It is completely your choice to make.