"Contentment is Destroyed by Comparison" is the old saying I use. Only after listening to a speaker system that you can FEEL, instead of just listening to, do you realize how good speakers can be. Being a musician all my life and playing in all kinds of groups, I want to be surrounded/immersed in the sound, not just have 2 polite small speakers up in the front of the room. You know, the kind you can be brought into the room blindfolded, and point right to where the speakers are? You need to be enveloped to try and give a 3-D effect with a good bottom end too. "It's all about that BASS"Listening to a *good* set of full-range speakers for the first time is a perspective-altering experience.
Can you tell how excited I get about Hi-Fi?