Originally Posted by bthrb4u
i'm sorry for so many questions but fishing seams to be the only way to get answers. i figure it's obvious what i'm trying to acheive
No, not at all.
It's not clear if you're trolling, since you're not really paying attention to the answers or trying to understand them.
It's not clear if you're trying to show how much rubbish people here can post, you've done a pretty good job of that but that's probably inadvertent.
OF COURSE speakers are and can be colored. The idea that "they should just be accurate" is like saying ice cream should only come in vanilla. Some people like, say, caramel.
The simplest examples of preferences are tube amps and vinyl, they are not accurate but many find them euphonious. Presumably no one would say that no one should listen to tube amps, or vinyl, because they're not accurate. (Telling them to knock off the spew about them being better isn't the same as telling them they can't listen to them.)
It's not about THD. It's not about on/off axis response. Although those are audible, that's not what this is about. There are other audible differences among speakers too.
I'd suggest the simplest way to think about it is, as mentioned, frequency response vs. a flat response.