Yep, I find a lot of CNET reviews very bone-headed in this way. It's like they're working on a deadline or quota and just slobber together something half-assedly. I guess what can you expect, CNET is more of a gadget site than an audio one. Scary thing is, there are much worse gadget sites reviewing speakers, and the poor clueless newbies googling up speakers have no idea.Good review for them, but does anyone else find it odd they compared it against the larger 6" Elac? A fairer fight would be the 5" Elacs.
It's not hard to test any speaker against a larger one, then throw in comments that the larger one has more bass or is fuller or louder. It's kind of like a 'duh' comparison. But it also doesn't tell the reader much, especially if they own a sub.