Friday, March 14, 2014

Frequency Graph comparison: Polk T15 vs Dayton B652 vs Definitive Technology Studiomonitor 350

The Polk T15 is a small entry level book shelf that generally retails for $99.99. It has recently been on sale at Best Buy for $59.99 and can be found as low as $49.99 during Black Friday sales. It is a good looking well build inexpensive bookshelf speaker, but I haven't seen much in the way of reviews of it. So I thought I would give my hand at it.

Details on the above graph:

  • Speaker test Polk T15, Dayton B652, Def Tech SM 350.
  • All were tested with REW using a Dayton UMM-6 usb mic placed in the listening position pointed forward. 
  • 1/6 octave smoothing.
I have been using them as my main set of speakers for the last few days, but have not been overly critical in my listening (critical listening and more detailed measurement are to follow). From my initial impression, they are not the most musical speaker, however they are better than the Monoprice 8250 and the Sony B1000. I did find them pretty enjoyable for TV, movies and games. 

This was just a quick comparison test between the 3 speakers and more detailed tests are to come, but I was again surprised by how comparatively flat the Daytons are. I enjoy the Def Techs the most, they are very nice speakers when found on sale/clearance they are almost unbeatable. 

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