Okay I really did not want to post a thread on these..but I've really been scratching my head over the last few days and can't make up my mind between these two. I tried searching the forums a lot, but was unable to find direct impressions between these 2.
So here is what I require:
I listen to mostly electronic music (trance) and prefer a airy transparent treble rich sound with tight well defined bass. To give a fair idea I use q-Jays as my IEM, and I love their sound including the bass. I am not a bass-head, but I do want a satisfying bottom end to the music.
Space is no constraint
I can't stretch my budget to the A5
Swan speakers are not available in India
Good build quality is a must
Impossible to demo such expensive speakers in India (most of the dealers normally get a mild stroke if you ask them to even open the box)
Don't care about the headphone jack or controls.
Plan to buy a Asus XONAR DX for sound card.
I thought about M-Audio AV40, but not sure about their build quality and reliability. I would be open to suggestions though.
What I need help with: Direct sound only comparison between the T40 and A2. Both are available readily in India and at pretty much the same price point - about $210-$230 USD.
Things I am worried about - Tiny sound and poor bass from the A2 (they look really small) - Can the bass and sound of T40 be better than the A2s. I really can't say if the T40 are in the same league as the A2 at the same price, so I need help!
Edited by kingpintps - 12/27/10 at 10:48am