What amp did you use with R3? I like bass, mids, but not highs, they sometimes sounds muffled. Even on YouTube. Maybe it is not HF but I do not know. I enjoy them but I think it can be different.Didn't compare both side by side and I got A500s many months after...
The main difference is that I enjoy listening to music with A500s for the last 18 months, while I gave up with R3s after one week or so.
I do not know. Maybe not HF. But when listening Metallica 1984 I feel that I listen some hard/heavy and not thrash. They are vey analytical and I like it.Weird, the highs on the R3 shouldn't sound muffled. If anything they are more forward and analytical than Buchardts which are neutral.
But I listened Yes 1971 and it was not dividing analytycal. It was music combined. Also Genesis 1976. It was great. I did not listen A500 but R3 sounds great. Ok. it is all specific question in specifis records. Old metal? Iron Maiden sounds superb. I have question to R3 but it is not about details. I would repeat. In Metallica 1984 I need agression. I can listen Faith Warning 2016 and have pleasure with them but I need Metallica thrash not heavy.Heh, to each their own. I wouldn't like an analytical speaker for old metal recordings. That's one area where the S400 MK1 really excels.
I found the R3 on the analytical side indeed, though not particularly forward.Weird, the highs on the R3 shouldn't sound muffled. If anything they are more forward and analytical than Buchardts which are neutral.
I'll allow it, so it's acceptable.In previous posts we mentioned about EQ which can significantly improve the reference score of this speaker. How "applicable" is that?