Got em today. So excited. I know they need to be broken in I have 10 days to do so before I can no longer return them.
I first hooked up my Polk RTi4 to the SMSL amp and was thoroughly grossed out by sound - no eq-ing mind you. I simply streamed (over BT) an mp3 of a house mix I normally listen to in my car or on the logitechs. They sounded like a banshee screaming in my ear with almost zero low end bass and too much upper bass - I was sitting here scratching my head (and plugging my ears) I've listened to music on these in my old living room and enjoyed it, what's going on here, is it the amp, is it BT??......then I got up and stood at the back of the room (4 feet behind me). It was like I was listening to a different set up! Bass was there man....bass was there - sound was good too. You could hear the power, they had gusto behind them, I smiled.
Then I hooked up the WD 220's - first impression when sitting at the desk? Same thing, also sound like crap but noticeably better than the polks, I mean the polks you straight up could not listen to at the seated distance. Went to the back of the room, again - like listening to a different set up, sounds good.
Did I just f**k myself by buying "bookshelf speakers" when really, at this near field, I should have purchased tiny little speaker and a sub? Like AudioEngine A2, smsl amp and a wireless sub. As blasphemous as this may sound, when seated, although much more inferior and WAY less detailed (to the point of fault) I think I enjoy the z-2300 set up better
Tomorrow, I will try placing the speakers behind me to create the opposite effect of when I was standing but I don't really want to do it this way, this is more of an experiment at this point.
Pioneer DEH-X9500BHS | Pioneer GM-D8604 | JBL P660C | JBL P963 | Pioneer GM-D9601 | Infinity Kappa 120.9W Sealed
Last edited by sannitig; 12-03-2018 at 09:00 PM.