Just wanted to summarize the thread so far as a lot of good things are happening.
Originally Posted by aarons915
I used to tend toward internet direct speakers myself and I know a lot of people here think that you can't do better with the bigger names but the past year or so has kind of changed my mind and at every price level. First, I had Chane ARX A1's and tried out Wharfedale Diamond 220, they actually sounded very similar but I gave the slight edge to the Wharfedale plus they were finished a lot nicer, all for the same price. I've also had Polk LSIM 703, Kef Q150, LS50,Revel M16, BMR along with Mini Phils in my room in the past year and have concluded that neither model is clearly superior. I would say to anyone looking for new speakers to try as many speakers as you can, preferably in your home and decide what's best for you. As much as I love this forum, when you ask these kinds of questions, the answers are very biased.
This was one of the most liked comments.
makes a great point on trying as many speakers as you can in your home. Amazon seems to be a great place for this.
Originally Posted by l0nestar8
Just so we are all clear, the original list in the OP's link was for speakers sold through Amazon. It says at the bottom of the article:
"We are committed to finding, researching, and recommending the best products. We earn commissions from purchases you make using the retail links in our product reviews. Learn more about how this works here."
They are listing products that are sold through Amazon to earn a commission. Since we all use this site for "free," I don't think we should begrudge the site owners earning a living and paying the bills necessary to keep offering a site that is "free" for all of us to use.
This place has a tremendous amount of invaluable information and a few ads disguised as articles is a small price to pay for the community, IMO.
Also, almost none of our favorite ID brands sell through Amazon, so naturally they wouldn't be listed. But they DO use this forum for "free" advertising and good word-of-mouth. Entire small businesses (that we all know and love) are run this way. It's a worthy trade-off as far as I'm concerned for all parties involved.
It's win-win for everybody.
I missed the fact that they were all Amazon Speakers and it's funny as I did say in the Original thread that I would have no problem if this was an Amazon list like they did with the Subwoofer list
. I 100% would not have put up a stink if the title included "on Amazon". This was not clear to me and I apologize for being so vocal. This Site needs to make money and this is a great way to do it. l0nestar8 makes a great point.
Originally Posted by Pitbull0669
Im getting a pair for review
Originally Posted by Pitbull0669
The Actives list is being worked on as we speak.
Originally Posted by imagic
Glad to see you are looking in on the thread and I would like to thank you and
for not blowing me off as another RANTer.
Okay, AVS Members I'm surprised at the list so far and it did grow super quick and I can see how it would be really hard to hear them all. Here is a list in order of them being mentioned so far. No comments for the speakers only mentioned once or twice.
Philharmonic Audio BMR - No surprise this was one of the first mentioned and the most liked and the most mentioned.
Revel Performa3 M105 and M106 - Tied for second most mentions but it looks like a few members have this speaker. The M106 is right at the $1000 mark.
Monitor Audio Gold
Dynaudio Excite X14 or X18
Dynaudio Special 40
KEF R300 and KEF LS50 were mentioned a few times with some wondering if the R300 is really “better” than the LS50.
buchardt s400 - this was a big hit, tied for second most mentioned and I think we will be hearing more about this speaker.
BBC LS3/5A FALCON ACOUSTICS
Focal Electra 1008 Be
Monitor Audio Silver 100 or 50 - Few members are wondering if the large driver with high crossover will affect the performance compared to the Silver 50.
JBL LSR 306