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Are B&W overrated ? Overpriced?

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Post time 2017-5-19 10:52:00 | Show all posts |Read mode
I see so many other companies on this forum ; wharfdale to emptek- small brands , independent that people RAVE about - but I don't see that same kinda fire over B&W anymore - maybe since they moved production to Asia ?
I see people call them soft, muddy not exciting etc - is there truth here ?
Just wanted opinions
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Post time 2017-5-19 15:04:00 | Show all posts

                       
                        Overrated, I think no...overpriced? yes, if you pay list price! My Def Tech SM450s IMHO, aren't worth 599/pr.but I got them for 200/pr, so good value.
               
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Post time 2017-5-19 15:06:00 | Show all posts

                       
                        BW have some great sounding speakers...I just liked the focal sound better...but cm10se were excellent.
               
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                        I liked B&W also, but compared vs. Revel speakers and liked them better for almost the same price
               
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Post time 2017-5-19 15:31:00 | Show all posts

                       
                        If the OP is thinking B&W, then I recommend that he check out some good used deals. Here is a set of the B&W 685 S2's that look to be in pristine condition:
https://www.audiogon.com/listings/mo...ort-collins-co
Not a bad deal for ~ $600 shipped! Here is the smaller matching B&W HTM62 center here:
https://www.audiogon.com/listings/mo...ort-collins-co
Not bad for $390 shipped! I bet if the OP was to buy both the 685 S2's and the HTM62 he could get an even better deal. BTW, I own a set of the B&W CM1 S1's and love them. However, I actually prefer my Wharfedale Denton 80th Anniversary speakers better. Both are superb for music listening inmho.
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 Author| Post time 2017-5-19 16:22:00 | Show all posts

                       
                        There you go, nobody knows who focal aria are not a soul outside of avs.
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