CFO (Chief Fun Officer)
- Feb 13, 2016
- Seattle Area
Yes, unsophisticated listeners who aren't used to the clarity of reflection free listening might find the improvement unfamiliar and even jarring at first. But in the world of audio professionals - people who create and listen to music for a living - early reflections are not considered beneficial. I have visits from people who are both professional and lay, and everyone universally comments on the amazing clarity and overall excellent sound of my living room system which is very well treated.
Side reflections (not all reflections) are so beneficial that listeners can't get enough of them. It is for this reason that delayed mixing in surround provides so much more of a spacious experience.