Hello, I am thinking about changing my speakers as I am not pleased with how they sound and because I think one is about to break (it took some damage and once in a while the woofer starts cracking if not completely stopping).
Setup: Topping E30 DAC → Rebel Audio Headphone amp as pre → Onkyo A9010 (EU version)
The speakers I want to replace: Focal Chorus 705V
What I do not like about them is that I don’t think they are exciting. I believe they are kind of flat and made to run with a sub. The low end sound too tight for me and I feel the highs are not as airy as I like them. For reference, the sound I like is very close to my Hifiman Ananda but I do like some bass as long as it is not muddy or messing with the mids.
Scouting around on the Internet I have stumbled across a few recommendation in the price 500$ price range, and I am worried that if I would go for a speaker at a lower price point, say at 300$ or lower, it won’t sound sound better than my Focal. Example here would be the Jamo s803.
Anyway the speakers I am considering right now are these, in order of preference:
- Jamo C 93ii
- Kilpsch RP600m
- Wharfadale Diamonds 12.2
- SVS Prime
My aim is to have more clean bass without having to buy a subwoofer and without sacrificing trebles.
I am focusing on the 500$ price range but I don’t know if my current setup would truly benefit from it. Should I go for something cheaper? I can’t understand how my Focal compare to these speakers. Any advice is very welcome.