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The wisest way to buy speakers is to shop at the same place all the time, and always demand the "frequent customer surcharge" of 10% over retail price.
Originally Posted by 4DHD /forum/post/15473428
If you were comparing speakers of the same brand, then the higher priced ones would be better, 95% of the time.
But as you're comparing speakers from two different companies its up for grabs. Only auditioning both, in the same room, will tell you which ones you will like better.
Originally Posted by Bruins29 /forum/post/15474135
I would bet in a DBT that the % would be a lot lower than that.
Originally Posted by CADOBHuK /forum/post/15474660
Compare a tower with lots of average quality drivers to a bookshelf with better components but a bit lower price, the tower will have more dynamics and extension, but what about clarity, imaging etc? Both from the same manufacturer. Even two bookshelves with very different builds can have various strengths and weaknesses relative to each other. Many times people say they prefer an older model to a newer more expensive one from the same line.
Perhaps your ratio would be true if you said "the much more higher priced ones of the same brand"
Originally Posted by buzzy_ /forum/post/15471614
Of course it does. After I bought my speakers, the manufacturer raised the MSRP and they immediately sounded better.