I was tired of sitting at the hotel this morning and decided to venture to Milwaukee and listen to some Energy speakers I had saw in an American advertisement yesterday. They had the full line of Energy RC speakers and I noticed that they also carried the Polk and Klipsch. I asked the salesperson for a demo of the Energy speakers and he proceed to oblige me using the new Justin Timberlake CD. Although Justin isn't my cup of tea, it did provide dynamic sound to test the speed of the speakers. My impression of the Energy speakers was that they were very bottom heavy. The bass was muddy and vocals seemed muffuled and the high end was almost non existant. Since the LSI 15s were sitting next to the RC-70s, I asked the salesperson to switch to those and it was like the fog had lifted. The high end was crisp and clear, but not too bright. The vocals were clear and Justin's falsetto sounded exactly like a bad singer should sound. The most noticable difference was the bass. It was strong, clear, and tight. I wanted to look around for a bass drum although I knew there wasn't one around.
I've found my next set of speakers! :D