I’ve been after some new speakers for a while, so like most people I scoured the internet for reviews, both professional and forums.
Now I know to treat forum comments with scepticism, We don’t know the Hi Fi history or credentials of the person commenting, and we can be pretty sure they haven’t had access to the breadth of equipment a professional journalist has. Often its ‘I brought this and its great’ comments!
I was slightly more trusting of professional reviews. However my opinion is changing! After all, These journalists have to stay in the manufacturers good books to ensure when the next new Kit arrives they are sent if for review and can sell more print. Dont believe me, just checkout the What Hi Fi reviews, everything has 4or 5 stars, its impossible that every piece of equipment is that good! what they seem to have done is come up with a very subtle code to try and let us know if things are a bit rubbish.
I brought my speakers based on the reviews (Lock down and all that), and yes they are a bit rubbish! so I went back and re read the reviews, and I now have a better understanding of the code. here’s the explanation!
They are not the most detailed speakers in their price range = You might as well stick your head in a bucket
They don’t go as low as their competitors = You might as well stick your head in a metal bucket
There was a noticeable off axis drop off in tweeter response = Off axis you cant hear it, on axis they will tear your eardrums off
The Imaging is slightly behind the speakers = They are so unresponsive and slow you might as well play music through a cup and string.
Care should be take with matching electronics to get the best out of these speakers = They only sound good with 10K’s worth of exotic amplification, your Denon wont cut it!
They really sing at high volume = at low volume they sound like a bee in a beer glass, best you turn them up until your ears bleed.
I thank you!