Originally Posted by dthree
Has anyone compared the 6 series s2 vs. s3? I've heard the 603 s3 and really liked it, but I have also read that the 603 s2 sounds better. Opinions?
It really goes along with what your ears tell you.
A few years ago, I had the good fortune to be able to go and hear 602, 603, 604 (s2 and s3) (as well as a couple of 7 series), when I was looking to buy. I brought several cds that I loved and had them play the same cds on an a/b setup in a listening room. (Actually a/b/c).
I then narrowed it down to the one that sounded the best for my ears which wound up to be the 604 S3. While the 7 (I forgot which ones I heard at the time) were in another room, which may have impacted on the true listening a/b set up, their sound was fine. Maybe price did impact a bit, but I do not regret my purchase.
There have been several comments here supporting the ability to take both home and audition/compare within your own environment. If you can swing that, then, you will really be in a good position to make an educated/informed decision.
Again, you have to be the one to decide.