Originally Posted by eab6287
Looking to upgrade my system’s performance with music and went to audition the 700 line. Currently have Mirage Omnisat LCR, Nanosat rears, and the S8 sub.
I heard the 703 and 702, but wasn’t able to directly swap back and forth, heard them sequentially. I didn’t hear a difference but I guess I might have had I been able to repeatedly switch?
I’d also like to consider the 704 due to the smaller footprint but the salesman (who was legit extremely helpful and knowledgeable, not pushy at all) recommended investing in something that would be satisfying for many years (which I agree with).
Any opinions on this? Is there really a perceptible difference between the three for a less critical ear? I will typically be listening to music, various genres, via either Sonos or AirPlay (Spotify) and am unlikely to get into hi res purely due to the convenience factor at least for the time being. Will power these with a Sony STR-DN1080 (would upgrade in the future if there’s a reasonable ROI for doing so). I am attracted to this series because I also want something beautiful; open to other suggestions as well but only something similarly attractive.
Overall, willing to invest in a great system, but only up to the point of diminishing returns. Thanks!
The point of diminishing returns starts at $1. Now what’s worth the investment and what’s not? That’s up to your ears.
Regarding your speakers, I hate to feel like I’m piling on, but I did not like the 700 series. They sound bright, really bright. I get the bass was decent, but as someone said, the u shaped sound is accurate, lots of highs and lows but the mids are recessed unless you play music with just mid frequencies and then they can sound good, but still just not for me.
Def tech and golden ear imo are much the same, GE a little better but not much.
KEF, Focal, Dynaudio (this is what I own), Dali, Sonus Faber, Totem, Scansonic, Monitor Audio, & Revel are to me, much better speakers. Many of these speakers can be found on Crutchfield.