Originally Posted by bowei006
Oh right those.
I would rather have a set of AudioEngine 5+'s in a huge open air garage than these:
in the best well treated, shielded room in the room with professional placement and etc.
...Obviously. That's why I said "above a certain threshold of decency." I already said this at the beginning of my OP.
What I'm saying is that I would rather listen to some good entry level hifi speakers in a treated room than listen to $10,000 speakers in a concrete box.
P.S. Aside from lack of isolation from noise, I don't imagine a large room with open spaces would be the most terrible acoustic environment at all, since there are less and farther away reflective surfaces.