Originally Posted by Veda
Never heard an Axiom but I wonder why the hate as well. I thought they're the ID alternative for Paradigms which is an achievement by itself. Or is it just the hype and marketing?
They are Paradigm Monitor series competition, not Studio and Sig series like Axiom claims. They are also similar to EMP Teks impressions line, Polk RTi series, Aperion Intimus, lower end models of the Klipsch Ref series, and JBLs lower end models. If you get the M60s for example you getting just what you bought a $1k tower that performs on par with other $800-1200 towers. Not $4,000 towers or $15,000 towers.
If you buy Axiom speakers and are happy with them thats great. But from my experience there are better sounding speakers (subjective) better built speakers and speaker that use better quality parts that are around the same price as Axioms.
Axiom loves to tell people that you don't need high quality parts and that it just costs you extra money for nothing, but yet there speakers are the same price or sometimes more than the speakers that use higher quality parts.