Translating what part into which? I get your argument, I think, but I also acknowledge the need for a more basic, as to say, monitor. As MPEG shows, masking is a strong instance in audio. With the hearing test given above me thinks that masking might prevent me from hearing the time delay. Same may be true for other effects, that may get masked with clean equipment, but would show up in, ironically, less perfect environments. The less good in 'objective' terms, the more 'revealing' as our high-end friends would confirm in their intricate lingo
You don't want an x-ray picture of your mix heard by unbidden audience, while you allegedly polished it to a glaring shine in your studio.
But, again your argument. There are limited ways to make a good speaker. As to make a bad one the choices are infinite. What kind of a decision would it be to select this one?