Slight speakers dilemma
I'm looking for a little advice; I have a Marantz M-CR603 and where I really enjoy its features and the fact the the whole family can use too (iPods, Spotify etc...) I've always felt that my speakers might be compromising the sound. My speakers are 16 year old Mordaunt Short MS25i floorstanders, they sound a little dull and I think missing some brightness, bass is there but not that defined.
So, I started looking for new speakers and have listened to speakers around my budget of £300. The good news is that they all sound better and cleaner and it was reassuring. Q Acoustics 2020i, MA BX2 and Dali Zensor 1 were my favourite.
My dilemma is that how can an tell if the better sound was because of the great demo location, better positioning etc... £250-300 is a lot to me and although I enjoy music and listen to music a lot, I would be so disappointed to fnd that the speakers weren't as good when I got them home.
i guess my question is, have speakers moved that much in 15-20 years to the extent that i would notice the difference that I heard in the demo room...it really was noticeable but I am just a bit nervous as the improvement seemed too good to be true.
any comments welcome, even ones recommending I just keep with what I have.