Originally Posted by rboster
$1000 for a demo room in a business focused on managing musicians screams cheap. Almost as bad as a test kitchen using an easy bake oven.
In all seriousness, that is pretty cheap for a professional organization with a focus on music. Are they firm on the budget??
Just the doors for Abbey Road's piano-room costs about $10,000, the piano is like $100,000 LOL!
Their Studio1 audio-room has like $1 million dollars worth of audio gear in it. (They have like 5 Studio rooms in this building, not just 1...)
Artists like: Adele, Beatles, Ellie Goulding, Peter Gabriel, Amy Winehouse, Annie Lennox etc... have sang in their rooms and made CD's there.
Don't ask what their whole building costs...
Skywalker Sound has a comparable system/building, with their own full-scale movie theater built for making/tuning movies that we all watch (Like Avatar, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, MadMax etc)
I'd bet the bulb in their projector costs $10,000
Anybody that knows anything about room acoustics knows that the untreated walls are gonna kill the beautiful sounds coming out of any speaker.
Especially if it is hardwood, tile or cement floors, and brick walls. Hard surfaces = bad. (Glass is bad enough as-is.)
Unless you have budget for treating the walls, you'd be better off with Sennheiser headphones...
Either the 700: https://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-HD...dp/B0070U8KSM/
or 800 S: https://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-HD...dp/B00PXLX2TC/
Headphones avoid room issues by focusing the audio directly into the ear. You just need to stop using Bose and Beats headphones to have good sound quality come out of them.
Unless it MUST be heard by multiple people at the same time, only then would speakers make sense... in an acoustically-treated room.
Originally Posted by nashvilleIntern
a music management firm
I never thought for a second that my personal music system... would be better than a business who actually manages music for a living, considering I don't make any money doing this nor it is my living profession...
(HD800 headphones sitting on my center channel BTW...)
My speaker's frequency response:
My headphone's frequency response: