Hey Speaker sub-forum
After reading some of the more 'educational posts' around various forums and hearing similar things from people in real life, I've decided to get rid of a 'super brick' portable setup and go for speakers :) hopefully upon seeing this thread some people went
First of all, I'd like to say that my speakers will not be here with me in Rhode Island, but in Singapore. Experience with speakers: my family recently acquired and shares a Meridian DSP7200 system. Me, being the selfish boy that I am )= , would like a nice speaker setup to listen to in my room with the Air-con on and a nice drink while reading (80+ degrees farenheit gets irritating after awhile)
Basically, I've sold off/am about to sell off a lot of my portable gear to raise money to fund a speaker setup.
After searching around the forum, I couldn't find anything that matches my situation very well.
I'll be getting a table/some stands (need advice about that too...) that are about 1.5m high, and placing the speaker + the setup on it, facing my bed. Thus, the smaller the speakers, the better.
I'll be about ~2.5 meters away from the speakers, is this considered near-field/?
For my sound preferences: I like a balanced and slightly warm sound signature (Similar to my Sennheiser HD25's). I found that I listen to my HD25s a lot more than my SM3v2s as the mids on the sm3v2s get quite annoying for me sometimes...
In order of importance for me:
1. Mids: Overall
2. Treble: Sparkle without any sibilance
3. Bass: Impact
4. Bass: Extension
5. Soundstage: Must be reasonable (no cramped alley soundstage... as big as it can get in terms of width and depth without compromising the 4 above)
Active vs. Passive: Passive would be preferred as I'll probably upgrade components later on. For my source, I'll probably be using an iPod Video with an iPod transport to get the digital signal to feet into a Amp/DAC/??? and out to my speakers. Might upgrade that too.
My budget will likely be around $1000, and the longer I wait and save the budget will slowly move up.
Well, thanks for reading, and I hope to get some advice soon!