• Hello and Welcome to HiFiVision.com - an online community for the home entertainment and tech enthusiasts!

    If you would like to ask a question, participate in a discussion and view attachments please Register yourself.

Energy C-300 or Wharfedale Diamond 9.1 ?

Wharfedale EVO 4.1 4.2 Speakers

ajinkya

Active Member
Joined
Oct 27, 2007
Messages
510
Points
43
Specific query so short post:

A US based friend asked for advice about these two models. He's heard good things about both but cannot audition them where he stays. He sees two good deals online, C300 for $250 (pair) and 9.1s for $ 260 (pair).
I've heard the Diamond 9.1s in Mumbai personally and know their sound. But I've never heard the C300s. I have the Take 5.1 Classic so I have an idea about Energy speakers but don't know how the c300 floorstanders will sound.

Has anyone compared these speakers together? Or has anyone done an extensive audition of the Energy C300s (or their bigger sibling the C500)?
Any inputs are welcome.

Thanks,
Jinx.
 

shiladitya

New Member
Joined
Mar 13, 2009
Messages
13
Points
0
Location
India
Well, I had listening of Wharfedale, some 2 yrs back and had listened to Energy at Futureshop just hours back. I had really liked the Wharfedale..thought it to be good value for money.... but I did not like Energy at all..I found it to be colored to my taste.

Having said that this totally depends on your personal taste and the kind of sound you like. I can therefore suggest that you listen to both using same track and buy the one that you feel suites your taste.
 

marsilians

Well-Known Member
Joined
Dec 8, 2008
Messages
2,642
Points
83
Location
117.192.87.109
Well, I had listening of Wharfedale, some 2 yrs back and had listened to Energy at Futureshop just hours back. I had really liked the Wharfedale..thought it to be good value for money.... but I did not like Energy at all..I found it to be colored to my taste.

Having said that this totally depends on your personal taste and the kind of sound you like. I can therefore suggest that you listen to both using same track and buy the one that you feel suites your taste.

Futureshop or any other big box store is not amenable to auditions as the systems are not tuned, the listening area is just an open space, there is a lot of external noise and the sources are not setup properly.

Having said that, I would pick the Wharfedales as the C-series did not sell as much as expected and has some flaws in the mid range.

Additional options to consider are:

Enery connoisseur series which have a much more dynamic soundstage
Polk RTi series
Paradigm Monitor series
 
Top