Originally Posted by loop7
After reading and posting in this thread, I spent the evening listening to tracks with which I'm very familiar. I am changing my story and I do think the B6's lack important top end.
I'm over sensitive to bright speakers, specifically upper midrange, so ELAC excels in keeping that fatigue component at bay but cymbal detail and decay lackluster may be a deal breaker. Since I bought from the great people at MusicDirect, I can return them if needed.
Can high frequency capability change as aspeaker runs in?
I am over sensitive to bright speakers as well, and I am use to using much higher end speakers in my main room like Dynaudio and Magnepan/KEF/PMC etc... Every speaker doesn't do everything right, so anyone can get caught up on one thing when it comes to a speaker and find a reason not too like them. I am finding out more reasons to like these and not dislike them, its all personal taste and opinion on here and cymbal detail just doesn't rank that high on my list to give these up! lol
I am comparing them too KEF LS50/Dynaudio Contour 1.3MKII and a few others and they do compare in many ways, sure they lack the micro-detail some of the other speakers have, they do voices very well and the Piano is spot on. I don't think this speakers are bright at all, my opinion of course. These speaker sound so much better than anything in their price range and much further up the food chain.. I most likely will get another pair of KEF LS50 as they seem to do the most right when it comes to listening to music to "my ears", and that's what counts. These speakers for there price do so much right, especially at the price point given! There is a reason at shows that they play selective well recorded music... Some suggestions for testing, which I used...
Joel Grare Grace: Paris-Istanbul-Shanghi "Good acoustic music with very detailed instruments"
Agnes Obel - Great voices and Piano
Diane Birch - Via AudioTree Live Great vocals and Piano
Grace Potter - Great Vocals
Brian Bromberg - Great Acoustical Guitar
Audiophile Voices - Recordings
Anges Obel - Great voice and piano hauntingly good.
Heart "The Road Home" very well recorded.
London Grammar - Used as a test CD for most shows, very well recorded and some nice use of bass etc..
Throw in some Boston and Dire Straits/Mark Knopfler/Led Zeppelin
A answer to your last question, yes most likely, slightly but will your ears actually hear the difference is highly debatable topic. http://thestateofsound.net/2014/02/0...-new-speakers/
this is just a blog, but it does have some decent information in it. If your using tracks that are familiar to you there is a chance you will notice a difference.