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Biggest myths in audio that tick you off/General things in audio that tick you off.

post #1 of 998
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Hi

I think it'll be interesting to have a thread about this!

So, what myths/general things about audio tick you off?
post #2 of 998
That some people really believe Elvis is dead.
post #3 of 998
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Originally Posted by Nethawk View Post

That some people really believe Elvis is dead.

LMAO!! Some people think Bing Crosby is dead...some people are so stupid!
post #4 of 998
Ok I'll play...

"surrounds don't matter since they don't get much use"

Sure this is place you can save some money but in IMHO there is nothing like having large capable speakes as surrounds if you can afford them and have the room.
post #5 of 998
People think that their $400 receiver really pushes 100watts x 7 channels.
post #6 of 998
^^^^^ Or those HTIB that are advertised as 1000 watts are realy powerfull

http://www.amazon.com/Sony-HTSS380-H...1707984&sr=8-3
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Originally Posted by biomed_eng_2000 View Post

People think that their $400 receiver really pushes 100watts x 7 channels.

I have a similar one: People think their speakers are continuously getting that "100" watts at all times.
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Originally Posted by CalgaryCowboy View Post

^^^^^ Or those HTIB that are advertised as 1000 watts are realy powerfull

http://www.amazon.com/Sony-HTSS380-H...1707984&sr=8-3

The sub weight is 6 pounds!!! LOL!
post #9 of 998
Many think that Bose is serious audiophile gear. Or that exotic cables and wires make an audible difference.
post #10 of 998
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Originally Posted by flyng_fool View Post

Many think that Bose is serious audiophile gear. Or that exotic cables and wires make an audible difference.

I love how Bose has stores like Best Buy and Frys Electronics hang the speakers above your head at the display. I also throughly enjoy the little demo they have with the woman telling you how good her voice sounds! -.-

By the way, long time flying_fool! How's life treating you these days?
post #11 of 998
The whole breaking in speakers thing really irks me, I think it is a complete myth.
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The entire audio review industry. It seems like home audio is the only market with this bogus "expert" segment. The golden eared voodoo magic reviewers somehow have these jobs with no technical background, or ability to pick a product apart. Every speaker is as good as speakers costing twice as much, but not as good as the expensive speakers they previously reviewed. It's even worse when places like stereophile have measurements, yet the reviewer doesn't even base any of the commentary about what he's hearing on the measurements, and even makes observations that are opposite of what the measurements show.
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People who spend $400 on a pair of tower speakers (recent Emptek B stock sale comes to mind) then recommends that everyone needs to buy an AVR with pre-outs so that they can put a 200 WPC amp on these speakers to make they "really sing". Seriously? You are going to spend $400 on a pair of speakers then spend $1800 on an AVR/amp combo to drive them? And then they go on telling people that the difference is night and day from when they added an amp. Totally bass ackwards IMO.
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Originally Posted by Ih8u View Post

People who spend $400 on a pair of tower speakers (recent Emptek B stock sale comes to mind) then recommends that everyone needs to buy an AVR with pre-outs so that they can put a 200 WPC amp on these speakers to make they "really sing". Seriously? You are going to spend $400 on a pair of speakers then spend $1800 on an AVR/amp combo to drive them? And then they go on telling people that the difference is night and day from when they added an amp. Totally bass ackwards IMO.

Your post made my morning!
post #15 of 998
Keep in mind that with the Emptek speakers being half off they are now comparable to speakers costing 4x as much.
post #16 of 998
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Originally Posted by Ih8u View Post

People who spend $400 on a pair of tower speakers (recent Emptek B stock sale comes to mind) then recommends that everyone needs to buy an AVR with pre-outs so that they can put a 200 WPC amp on these speakers to make they "really sing". Seriously? You are going to spend $400 on a pair of speakers then spend $1800 on an AVR/amp combo to drive them? And then they go on telling people that the difference is night and day from when they added an amp. Totally bass ackwards IMO.

I guess I can unhook my Logitech speakers from my Classé amp then.
post #17 of 998
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Originally Posted by Norske View Post

I guess I can unhook my Logitech speakers from my Classé amp then.

No no no, you're fine they are Logitechs after all!
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Originally Posted by Decepticon07 View Post

Your post made my morning!

Your welcome
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Originally Posted by Chu Gai View Post

Keep in mind that with the Emptek speakers being half off they are now comparable to speakers costing 4x as much.

I can never tell if you are being sarcastic or not LOL
post #20 of 998
People assuming that a member with a high number of posts knows what they are talking about.
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Not all
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posts are
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very insightful.
post #24 of 998
Biwiring sounds much better!
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Originally Posted by Jay1 View Post

Every speaker is as good as speakers costing twice as much, but not as good as the expensive speakers they previously reviewed.

Love this.
post #26 of 998
A general thing in audio that ticks me off is the Loudness Wars.
post #27 of 998
I agree with jay as I have read reviews that state these speakers sound like speakers that cost serveral times more, except I have read that about too many speakers or brands that its not believable.
When the reviewer says the con of a subwoofer is that its to heavy and has no remote.
When a best buy employee tells me that a percision acoustics subwoofer has the same build quality and sound as paradigm. The employee did not realize that I have 2 sub 12's at home.
When so many speaker reviews are glowing and nothing to compare it to.
post #28 of 998
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Originally Posted by Ih8u View Post

People who spend $400 on a pair of tower speakers (recent Emptek B stock sale comes to mind) then recommends that everyone needs to buy an AVR with pre-outs so that they can put a 200 WPC amp on these speakers to make they "really sing". Seriously? You are going to spend $400 on a pair of speakers then spend $1800 on an AVR/amp combo to drive them? And then they go on telling people that the difference is night and day from when they added an amp. Totally bass ackwards IMO.

HAHA!!!! I KNOW!!!!!! That thread drove me nuts!!!! People were spending a couple grand on the receiver and amps!!!!!

The thing that drives me nuts the most is when people say that speakers sound like they cost 3 times as much.....then when you ask them what they compared them to and they say speakers at the same price point.....or not at all!!
post #29 of 998
Yeah the "speakers sound better than other speakers costing 3-10x as much" is very annoying. With so many discounts on speakers nowadays you can always find something comparable in a similar price range.

And its really annoying when the reviewer says that about HTIB speakers or even satellite speakers.
post #30 of 998
"My 300 dollar samsung home theater system has 2000 watts!"

"I want a crazy kick ass home theater system! Oh my budget? 75 bucks"

"Bose is the best, PERIOD!"

"How many watts does it have?"

"My samsung home theater system has more watts then your $5000 home theater system so its louder"

The list goes on and on.....
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