Originally Posted by jamhead
Educationl requirements required in order to be able to buy and use a pair of speakers aside, the room is not as bad as some are want to say it is.
A suggestions would be to set the speaker output perpendicular to the ceiling beams as they'll act as sound baffles. Once throw rugs, furniture, bookcases and art work are hung/installed and put in place, the reflections in the room will be greatly reduced/controlled over what, at first blush, one sees in the posted, bare/empty room images.
One way for an ego to pump themselves up is to tout how scary the world is and how their education is going save you. No matter the subject matter, it's not a scary world. The point, once the room is appointed, your speakers are going do just fine and all the naysayers be damned.
Oh, and as to speaker cables and interconnects, the same thing applies to cables as to Amps, once a curtain has been drawn so it's no longer a sighted test, DBT's have show that zero Golden Ears can accurately choose beyond that of statistical chance.
Regarding telling differences, in the end, how does one realistically use a speaker/Amp/interconnect combination? Are they all curled up in the critical listening position as they time the decay of a single piano note 100% of the time or are they on the floor with a glass of wine with loved ones and a Yahtzee cup in hand? Quad sixes; yip-pee!
-Edited by BeeMan458 - 8/21/12 at 7:52am