Originally Posted by NagysAudio
No need for PC. ID being overrated is an understatement of the century. ID is being driven by human greed, pure and simple. So long as someone is made to think that he/she is getting something more for less, it's all over. Like flies on poop.
But as always, the joke is on the greedy consumers. As if some garage dweller with a $15 Dayton mic from eBay and a cheap Dell laptop can engineer and build better products than any one of the true established (for many years) companies like B&W, Dynaudio, Sonus Faber, Klipsch, etc.
Cheap Chinese parts, cabinets, and the most laughable idea that SPL should be flat cannot replace millions of dollars and decades of R&D that companies sold at even Best Buy have put in.
So what you are saying is just because a guy does not have the R&D of say Harman that a speaker is not good? Correct me if I am reading it wrong!
Certainly you are entitled to you're opinions, but if you think for one minute that ID company speakers are so bad, maybe you should get out and hear for yourself. RMAF is this weekend and there will be plenty of ID companies on hand and I am sure you will be quite surprised at what you hear!
I actually heard a pair of DIY speakers in the last year, put together by a garage dweller
(I am not sure they are his design or not) and I thought they were one of the best sounding speakers I have heard in some time! $150 to make or something like that? They were not SPL winners, but I bet if you were to hear them next to a pair of B&W's blind, you might reassess your opinion. I also know that some little things have come from garage dwellers like Apple computers, Disney and Amazon to name a few. I might even throw Harley Davidson in that mix!
I know for me, I let my ears do the talking. ID, name brand, garage dweller what have it, if I like the sound, I want it!