What speaker could safely be ordered without hearing it first?

Hi everyone,

I’m in the midst of my speaker search and curious about something.......as noted above. There are some brands I would be interested in based on reputation, reviews, looks etc but may never be able to hear first.

I’m curious what the collective group thinks would be a safe choice having never heard them first. I know there are variables as in size of room, current gear etc. Just want to see what people would suggest. The one I would note based on what I have read is Joseph Audio. I’d also be curious if people would say the same about Borresen.

So it may be a frivolous exercise but I’ll ask the question anyway. Let me know your thoughts.


One that you can listen to in your home, has a return policy, and you're comfortable with the cost of returning it.

Along with the sellers who have return policies, there are forums out there which have subforums with owners of various speakers and maybe someone near where you live. I've found many audio lovers are very generous (or just lonely?) with their time and are willing to allow auditions. 

I have not read through this thread but my vote is for Legacy Audio Focus SE. there is nothing not to like about this speaker.

Something sneaky is going on here, am I the only one? Questions about speakers seems mysterious on a stereo website. Hmmm


The Op may not have taken the class on how to ask a question on here without the premise of the question being the subject of the thread.

Very interesting. Definitely worth whining about.