I'm in the process of finding the right set of speakers for me in the <$3000 area. In doing this, I've found a literally enormous set of reviews containing verbiage such as "these speakers are fantastic, except for lovers of electronica or rap music," and "hip hop lovers should look elsewhere."
I understand that electronica isn't the preferred material of many audiophiles. And I understand that from a content perspective, hip hop is very polarizing, and that there are a great number of very poorly recorded/produced hip hop albums.
That said, there are many very good ones too. I enjoy all sorts of music. Singer/songwriter, country, jazz, blues, reggae, rap, drum & bass, trip hop, orchestral.
I want speakers that can detonate fireworks as well as arrange flowers. I understand compromises must be made at this, or indeed any price point. I'm just looking to make as few as possible.
Do any of you, dear readers, listen to rap, or punk, or drum & bass on the same speakers you use to listen to more subtle music? If so, please do share your experience!