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#278250 - 11/09/09 02:04 PM M60 vs M80
CatBrat Offline

Registered: 08/05/09
Posts: 6015
Loc: Milky Way Galaxy
I'm still torn between the M80 and the M60. Would the M60 be better for movies in a 1200 cubic foot room that the M80? I've read that the M60 is better for movies and the M80 is better for music. If that is so, what I'm missing is WHY is the M60 better for movies?

#278255 - 11/09/09 02:11 PM Re: M60 vs M80 [Re: CatBrat]
Ken.C Offline
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Registered: 05/03/03
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Loc: NoVA
I don't think that's the case at all. If you can get the M80s, do get the M80s.
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#278259 - 11/09/09 02:23 PM Re: M60 vs M80 [Re: Ken.C]
Murph Offline

Registered: 10/05/06
Posts: 6955
Loc: PEI, Canada
If you play a lot of highly compressed MP3s or use a crappy sound source like an iPod then the M60s might be just a tiny bit more forgiving of compressed or poorly recorded music. Not a lot more forgiving though, the M60s are still extremely accurate and bring out the worst in the worst recorded music. More importantly though, they bring out the best in the nicely recorded music or movies.

However, for just about anything else, movies or music, M80s seem to have a slight edge. Of course that is what the M80 folk keep trying to convince us M60 owners anyways. <snicker>
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#278282 - 11/09/09 03:52 PM Re: M60 vs M80 [Re: Murph]
jakewash Offline
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Murph has it right, at least from my experiences with M80s/M60s. I found M60s to be a little more forgiving for poor recordings allowing me to listen to them longer and louder, while the M80s just sounded great with everything except poor recordings which forced me to stop listening to a few songs at louder levels as they sounded terrible.


#278304 - 11/09/09 05:08 PM Re: M60 vs M80 [Re: jakewash]
Potatohead Offline

Registered: 05/14/09
Posts: 670
Loc: Vancouver
1200 cubic feet?

Call me crazy, but unless you want to play at ridiculous (and I mean ridiculous) volume, M22 with a sub is all you need, especially if you are watching movies in there.

Edited by Potatohead (11/09/09 05:13 PM)

#278307 - 11/09/09 05:26 PM Re: M60 vs M80 [Re: Potatohead]
Wid Offline

Registered: 06/22/03
Posts: 6761
Loc: The Peoples Republic of Il.

You're not crazy, that's mighty small room for the M80 imo.

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#278318 - 11/09/09 05:50 PM Re: M60 vs M80 [Re: Wid]
RickF Offline

Registered: 02/26/05
Posts: 5210
Loc: Vero Beach, Florida
That is a small room for a pair of 80s I would suspect *but* if you ever have plans or *think* you might be moving them to a larger location I'd probably go ahead and get the 80s.

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#278330 - 11/09/09 07:30 PM Re: M60 vs M80 [Re: RickF]
CatBrat Offline

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Loc: Milky Way Galaxy
I'm looking for quality sound, not volume. My understanding was the M80's would deliver the highest quality sound, even at low volume, but that the M60 required more volume to sound almost as good. The M22's are missing a midrange speaker and therefore someone said that it was also lower in midrange quality.

But, my car is giving me problems at the moment. Replaced battery. Now it sounds like it's probably the starter. Will have to spend some of my speaker money on it go get it fixed and postpone my M80 purchase at the moment. Grrr. Always something.

#278332 - 11/09/09 07:41 PM Re: M60 vs M80 [Re: CatBrat]
EFalardeau Offline

Registered: 08/27/07
Posts: 3295
Loc: Laval, Quebec, Canada
If you want great sound at low volume, the M80s are one of a kind. I don't know the M60s, but I also own the M22s and even if they are good at low volume, the M80s are a notch over.
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#278334 - 11/09/09 08:15 PM Re: M60 vs M80 [Re: EFalardeau]
Argon Offline

Registered: 07/24/04
Posts: 1443
Loc: Oak Ridge, NC
I have the 60's - They are awesome - at any volume - distortion free and extremely accurate. I would go deaf long before the speakers maxxed out.
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