Originally Posted by OctaDyn_Dude
Not that I ever felt fatigued with the Scansonic tweeters the Raidho tweeters are much better. What surprises me too is that less than stellar recordings sound really good. Can't say the same for the Dynaudio C1 and C1 Signatures which I really thought had the best highs. I only have a couple of cds that didn't sound very good but with Raidho they sound much better. If you have a chance to demo XT1's you will hear many more layers of resolution. The D series adds even more layers. The XT series are a bit more forward sounding where the D series is a bit more relaxed.
It's very interesting how different people hear different things with different speakers. Thank goodness we have such a wide variety to choose from!
I would describe my recent experiences as follows (not that you guys asked):
Dynaudio Focus 160 - Nice and clear highs, punchy bass, fatiguing highs after an hour of 80-90db listening
Dynaudio Confidence C1 - Very clear/flat highs (to the point that it felt like a studio monitor), tight bass that didn't feel as punchy as the Focus 160s, highs felt a little harsh at times with crash symbols and other similar sounds
Harbeth 30.1 - very smooth highs, lighter bass, amazing
mids, could listen to forever
JBL LSR305 - great for the price, highs are very detailed but get slightly fatiguing over time, great bass performance to about 50hz (seems like a digital low-pass is applied), compression at higher dbs (100+)
Philharmonic Audio BMR Philharmonitor - Very detailed, but ever so slightly emphasized, highs in my room (RAAL tweeter), fantastic imaging, great mids, phenomenal
bass. I would imagine they are nearly impossible to beat at the price
Marten Heritage Bird 2 - The "complete package". Great bass, non-fatiguing highs, natural sounding vocals. Imaging for a speaker this size was impressive, but I feel like monitors/narrow baffle speakers in general do a little better.
Scansonic MB-2.5 - great highs (not quite as buttery-smooth as the Harbeths) but similar/slightly more detail, good mids, bass has a decent bump (maybe 6-10db which is exacerbated by my room) at 100hz that I EQ out