Do you also subscribe to the "sweet-spot" myth? Meaning do you honestly believe that it is necessary to place your head within a few hundred cubic inches of space in order to hear signal properly? And that this is either a necessary or a good thing?
Melrose Park, PA
well, if you mean that the 'sweet spot' is the point which is at the apex of an equilateral triangle ('speaker, head,'speaker), then yes, it is real.
Is it a good thing? For me, no, it's like putting headphones on, with a very vivid 3d presentation. I prefer to listen further away, as I want to be convinced that I'm listening to a group of musicians playing in their environment, not in my head, or even in my listening room. This is a quale, and very difficult to explain, but the best systems for me, take me to the venue, not bring the venue to me!