Sitting at my computer enjoying music.
<$500 Good bookshelf speakers to pair with Audio GD NFB-12? - Page 2
Okay, the more expensive the monitor type speaker, the (for the most part) more sterile it will sound. So the Adams will be more sterile than the Audioengine's because the Adams are made for more professional purposes. I don't know what you plan to use them for, but take in mind that other forums don't really focus on the difference between what a "good" studio monitor is vs a "good" hi-fi speaker.
I haven't heard them yet. But all the testimonials suggest that if you don't like the Airmotivs, you better be ready to spend more money to do better
I'm not really blown away to be honest. Not sure if my room just sucks or if I need stands or what. I mean they sound great, but not that much better than my old Klipsch 2.1
Ok maybe that's a lie. I don't know it's hard to say without A/Bing them and I haven't done that. And I haven't been using the Klipsch much prior to getting these so idk.
Edited by anoxy - 4/10/13 at 9:33pm
1) They may open up a little with some break in. Let 'em play at moderately loud volume (not near their limits) for a good 20 hours and then evaluate them. Speaker drivers can break in most of the way over the first 40 hours or so, but I think a lot of it tends to happen in the first 20 hours, at least for me.
2) The Klipsch Promedia are angled upward because of their built in stands, which does help. Do you have the Airmotivs toed in toward your listening position with the tweeters angled toward your ears or with the tweeter at ear level? If no, try stacking some books underneath them. Get 'em up in the air and see how they sound with more optimal placement at that right height. That can make quite a difference.
Edited by cel4145 - 4/10/13 at 10:17pm
Yeah I don't know why I said any of that. These speakers sound magnificent. Out of the box they were really underwhelming, but I now realize how wonderful they sound after several hours of 'burn in'
I think I was just trying to find a reason to return them and save my money. But alas, head-fi has my wallet in a choke hold once again....