Originally Posted by Hetfieldjames
OK the first thing I will say is over 100 db is wow loud. I'm pretty sure I don't listen at those levels. The second thing is this post right here, this post makes me want to replace the speakers I have with Ascend speakers because this post makes me believe I really don't know what a great audiophile speaker sounds like. I must have no idea because these sound awesome to me. That is not a criticism of Timothy1180 either, I'm not being sarcastic, I'm being honest.
First off, even 85db is loud, everyone should simply listen at a level they are comfortable with no matter what it is.
Second, Audiophile Schmaudiophile, this term is bounced around way too much and was created so that audio snobs could try and distinguish themselves from what "they" considered to be unlearned casual listeners.
While you can train your brain to listen for certain qualities in sound, you are still going to hear things different from anyone else, and YOUR personal taste, is YOUR personal taste.
Ascend makes a High quality loudspeaker that is designed to be very neutral, therefore inherently have a fairly flat measured response, DefTech's aren't, while the quality of some of the components may be different throughout the years, I personally think "their"sound is still there, and if you like their sound, you like their sound, plain and simple.
For me, when I sit in my threats, I'm happy with the sound, and that's all that matters to me.