Originally Posted by manman
[*]room is not affecting perceived quality of speaker speaking of transients, dips/boosts of F, phase coherence.[/LIST]
Unless we define what "Room" means that could be quite a dangerous comment to make when when discussing the practical
use of nearfield speakers in studios, considering the fact that nearfields (commonly found in smaller studios as the main set of speakers) are usually placed onto top of a console/on a desk/on stands in front of where lots of metal boxes are sitting.
There's a whole lot of stuff to effect your transients, freq response and phase coherence there!
In reality the "room" is a combination of the shape and what's in it. So it's important to mention that by no means the anechoic results of your nearfield speaker is going to be reproduced as long as your close to them..
I've had all kinds of debates with producer pals about stuff like this:
"yeah but I don't play it loud so it's not hitting the walls"
"yeah but it's close to my head so I'm not hearing the room" etc..