Originally Posted by penngray
What? this isnt a thread for that....it was a troll thread anyways
besides I posted the following...
If you care much about audio, your goal should be to train your ears/brain to understand what accuracy truely sounds like. You are not alone, too many people chase/audition speakers looking for their own distorted sense of a good sound"
What is evangelical or going way beyond with that statement (its just a fact about people and audio)? Its funny you say evenagelical, the subjective/faith side is those who just want use their ears...Im on the non-evangelical side of audio
There is enough threads out there for deep discussion. You and I both know of several.
Anyways, if he really cared to understand better he would have either posted a logical disagreement or ask a question. He did neither?
You think my post first post was insulting and his wasn't...too weird this morning.
So it's pretty clear that you're a staunch advocate for accuracy. I think we all get that. How important "accuracy" is in the grand scheme of things is perhaps a different matter.
If accuracy was the be-all, end-all, we'd all be driving Porsche 911's (or something similar) because of their handling, road-holding, etc. But we don't for a variety of reasons, not the least of which are price and practicality.
Accuracy is (or should be) the degree to which the original signal matches what reaches your ears. As was said earlier, step right or left and that's going to change. Without doing a signal analysis of both (and everyone here has the gear to do that, right?), how can people do anything but say "...sounds pretty good to me...."? You also may discover (much to everyone's horror) that you don't LIKE the completely accurate presentation of your favorite music. Kind of like seeing someone you're attracted-to in a dimly lit bar vs. seeing them in the bright morning sun. This is why they invented equalizers (and caller ID).
Quick show of hands - how many people here listen to their audio system on a chair in the exact middle of their otherwise sparse, sound-studio-like room?
OK, you can put them down
Another show of hands - how many people must put up with the indignities of an unreasonable spouse or partner who demands such counter-productive frivolities like couches, coffee tables, houseplants, doorways, and walls that aren't anechoically coated? Worse yet, have said invididuals tried moving your speakers to a less than optimal location in your listening room for something as silly as "...I keep bumping into them in the middle of the floor like that..."?
Thanks, you can put them down
Oh, one more show of hands - How many of you have lost the upper 3 KHz of your hearing from going to too many concerts, listening to movies/concerts with your HT volume on "11", etc?
Thanks. If you're like me, you wouldn't know accuracy if it bit you on the nose. What might have seemed "too bright" for me at age 14 probably would sound just right to me now. (I blame Ozzie and Roger Daltry).
It's cold comfort to pay big bucks for a set of speakers that you don't like but can tell everyone "...hey, they're really accurate!!!. No, seriously, guys, they are - you're just too unsophisticated to understand! Guys??"
I'm not trying to completely downplay accuracy, because it can be a really good indicator for how well the speakers were designed and constructed. However, it's only part of the equation, and telling people that "...you're a fool to like that..." (even if it's Britney on a pair of DiVinci's) isn't a great way to make friends and influence people.
If you're THAT concerned about accuracy, save yourself the price of a new sports car and buy a good set of headphones....Make sure the cable is long enough to reach the refrigerator.