Originally Posted by Raymond Leggs
Is it okay to have a preference to Boomy/forward in the Bass region speakers to The more neutral sounding Audiophile speakers?
I dont mean boomy as hollow one note BOOOMMOOOMOOOM. I'm talking about speakers that just have a more pronounced bass sound that isn't fatigueing.
It is a subjective thing, so of course it is "okay" to like something that someone else might not. Thats the name of the game!
A subwoofer could easily accomplish what you want (since it is very adjustable in terms of relative volume to the speakers, crossover point) and has its own amplification (if active) that can give you that mid-bass extra slam that may be expensive to reproduce in speakers with smaller drivers.
A trend in many "audiophile" speakers is actually to have that mid-bass hump. If you check out some of stereophile's FR curves, you will notice that speakers like the B&W 802D have a mid-bass hump. So..., if a mainstream company is producing speakers with these "colorations" perhaps you are not the only one who desires that "extra kick".