Originally Posted by bcasey25raptor
What i mean is why spend $1000 on speakers when $100 logitech speakers do the job. I'm not hugely into sound quality all the time and cheap $30 speakers satisfy me more then $300 headphones.
The only real purpose in having that expensive speakers bragging rights and to show off to friends.
I'm not sure what you mean? There's the whole sound quality thing that makes some more expensive speakers worth having. For music this is especially true. Have you ever heard a really nice set of electrostat speakers? Beautiful.
For film, maybe one likes the whole movie experience in their living room. Getting clear dialogue and excellent surround sound and monstrous bass is as important to so many of the films I like as the quality of my TV.
On the other hand, for music, I'm not interested in using speakers for the most part, so I have nicer headphones than speakers in my "music room" and am more than content with the Wharfedale 8.1's I got for $15 at a garage sale. Good enough is fine because I don't use them for much, but I can certainly imagine it would be awesome to have a set of Lenehan ML1's and not merely because of the price point.
This is an audiophile board, so "doing the job" is probably not good enough for most members here, though I'm new and don't know that for sure. If we were all content with what just did the job, we'd all have $2 ear buds and computer speakers and would have nothing to talk about. It's sort of odd to see the argument - that having nice speakers that perform above and beyond "just enough" being nothing more than bragging points - on a board like this.