Worth upgrading to Monitor Audio Rs5 from Br5, for compressed mp3 sources, Mainly hard rock, metal music
I got Br5 a week ago still have a week within which i can replace it for a Rs5.
i mainly listen to heavy rock metal stuff, compressed mp3s.
After over 50 hrs listen to the Br5 i am not very satisfied when compared to Br2 that i got before which i kept for 2 weeks.
i let the br2 go, as pro speaker stands are not available here. though i got one wooden custom build, but the result wasnt good enough speakers resonated even at medium volume. most of my music is heavy, drums sound specially went wayward with increase of volume.
my amp is onkyo tx8255 analog 2 channel, which is quit warm and slightly laid back
i cant really makeout the character of br5. it is sounding more laid back than br2 and to my liking, at the same time it is little harsh not only on mp3s but also on Cds. dont know may be the smaller speakers, 5.5inch rather than 6.5inch on br2, are not suiting heavy music.
i liked how my warm amp brought some life to compressed mp3s even when i used it with the speakers of my old sony music system. But with Br5 im not enjoying my music collection asmuch, although i liked the Br2 except for the lack of stand factor.when i listen to the same mp3s on my Grado SR125 through the amps headphone out they are more rhythmic, less soft, no less treble but not harsh
in such situation should i go for Rs5, would the 6inch speaker and also being higher end series be a better solution or they will rather bring about more of the artifacts of compressed source..
Any advice is highly appreciated