Originally Posted by bo130
. . . But it doesn't give Axiom a free-pass with the sometimes shocking lack of engineering know-how this company possesses.
I respectfully disagree with your conclusion. Axiom is one of the most knowledgeable audio speaker manufacturer; starting with its founder's role in the renowned NRC audio speaker research.http://www.axiomaudio.com/research.html
I believe that there are four main reasons why Axiom is often attacked:
- its no-compromise attitude defending that if it can't be measured or
evaluated in a double-blind-test; it is worthless.
- price is not a factor in determining the sound quality of an audio speaker; it is irrelevant.
- for the money they make the audio speaker which will please the majority
- more money will buy you a speaker with a different sound but not
necessarely a better speaker.
De facto, every speaker manufacturer selling more expensive speakers and owners of more expensive ones are shocked and feeled challenged. It is normal; they have the right to be. They also have the right to think otherwise and express it.
As you well know comments on Forums are based on personal interpretation and evaluation and most of the time are not objective; they are tinted opinions like yours and mine. Forums would be much more pleasant and amicable if opinions would remain opinions based on personal experience and not judgements condemning such and such brand.
As some have mentioned before, audition as many speakers as you can, preferably in your own home. I would add trust your ears for picking the one you like best; nothing else really matters.