Originally Posted by Bitfiend
seriously you're proving my point.....the truest representation of the music with the highest transparency is what the 2 brands i mentioned bring to the table NOT focals.
barefoots sound absolutely nothing like westlakes, which means they can't both be bringing 'highest transparency'.
to my ears, barefoots have a definite sound, and it involves a big old bump at 40hz, some scoop around 800, and a little shine at 12k. focals got their bumps and scoops too, every monitor i've ever used does.
i just spent an afternoon in a room with barefoots, twins, pelonis, griffins, dyns, mackies, and atc's, half of which i already had experience with. listened with 6 other engineers, 2 acousticians, and a speaker designer, switching with a calibrated dangerous switcher.
all agreed: no such thing as a truth box. each one gives you an angle; no angle is inherently superior, it has to jibe with the operator.
pick the angle that works for you, and get to work.