I'd be interested in any opinions too. I'm trying to decide between these two, the new Paradigm Studios, and a few other models. Do you have any thoughts on them you could add?
Originally Posted by mziegler /forum/post/15549858
I have heard both, and they are both excellent. Since I didn't hear them together, I can't really say which I prefer.
I guess I'll pimp my own speakers here and say I like my Ascend Sierras more. I think they are about the same price as the D5.
Between your two I think I agree with Warp and would go with the D5. I also like the way they look. I imagine you can get the Classic Threes for less than the D5.
Originally Posted by mziegler /forum/post/15559105
Did we hear the D5 and Classic Three at the same time?
I actually preferred the Ascend 340SE to the Classic Three. I am pretty sure I only directly compared the D5 to the Sierra.
Ascend and Era both offer 30 day trials, and both were great to work with. Era did not hassle me at all about returning the speakers. With both companies you only have to pay shipping back, which is not too expensive considering their size.
I would strongly recommend you try some out in your home if you have the credit limit on your card.