Martin Logan vs. Everything

I have a pair of Martin Logan 13a. to me they sound incredible. The thing is I also like to spend time at hi-fi shops , whether they be brick and mortar or or online and it seems like those dealers think the Martin Logan are the weak Link in my system…


I’ve listened to Speakers twice and even three times the price and they don’t sound any better to me but I do have my room treated and everything is tuned just in my liking. my personal opinion is that Martin Logan has spent years perfecting what they do with the electrostatic speaker, and that it’s just not financially feasible for some of these smaller companies to try and do the same so they have traditional box speakers, which are great, but to me not as great as the Martin Logan .


so how wrong am I ? Fight me. 



I have the Maggie’s 3.7i and love them. 
I’ve auditioned ML’s at Magnolia several times and they sound overly bright to me. Magnolia occasionally has sales on MLs at substantial discounts. 

From my experience and many others I have spoken with Magnolia is a terrible place to audition speakers. Their rooms are very badly set up.

@tony1954 As for the @secretguy post.... his words were completely civil and exactly addressed the Original Post. He did not say he "hated" anything, nor did he proclaim that M-L sucks. He simply stated what he liked and disliked. How is that dumping? The original poster asked for it!

I don’t like Rap music, or country music, or opera!

My statement does not "dump on" those genres, nor does it judge the people who love those genres. I reserve the right to dislike things that are very good.

Oh yeah.... I love my old SL3's.... as well as my B&W's and Tannoys.  

Unless you broke somthing, it is not your speakers.  I have a pair of older Ethos model and they sound great with the Hegel h190 and Eversolo DMP-A6 dac.  

Check your source, amp and cables. 

I have had ML's since 1996, which are still in my living room and have upgraded to the ESLXs in my office.  If you like the sound from the MLs that is all that matters!  The only true negative point about the MLs is that their panels loose their fidelity over time and may need to be replaced after 10 to 15 years.  I've noticed the highs have faded a bit from my 1996 models in the living room but my own ears have also faded over the years. :)  Don't worry about what the dealers are telling you, they want to sell you new speakers. Trust your own ears, no one else will experience the audio the same way that you do.  Good luck with whatever decision that you make, just remember to enjoy the music!