Has there ever been an audio product that you did not buy because of how it looked?

Has there ever been an audio product that you did not buy because of how it looked?
Yes
63% (126 votes)
Almost
11% (21 votes)
No
27% (53 votes)
Total votes: 200

Judging by last week's results, industrial design clearly matters to many readers when it comes to audio products. So it raises the question: Has there ever been an audio product that you did not buy because of how it looked?

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felix suwarno's picture

I always try to find products that perform superbly, and then see how they look. If it doesn't look good in my room,Ii would find another product that performs superbly and looks good. Simple.

borzenkov's picture

Naim, because of that glowing logo—ugly green.

Chris Kenney's picture

Just don't give thought to appearance. It's sound that counts.

Nic's picture

Sure, even in the used market. The Parasound Halo JC2 pre is fairly ugly, so I might just buy a Jeff Rowland Synergy IIi instead.

Spike's picture

Any Harbeth speakers. They look too ugly to sound good—even if it is not true.

Brankin's picture

The "One With Veto Power" nixed Vandersteen 2Ce speakers when I was looking to move into high end sound years ago. I was encouraged to spend more to get a nice looking cabinet, so I did!

Anonymous's picture

I mean, it's appearance doesn't have to be mesmerizing for me to buy it, but it has to at least have a clean look. Something I can walk around town with and avoid being ridiculed.

Anonymous's picture

Musical Fidelity's V-DAC... supposedly good stuff, but I could not bring myself to buying it. Went with the Bel Canto instead.

Lucinda's picture

Of course - some are downright ugly enough to give me nightmares!

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Edgar Augusto's picture

Any Grado headphones. The sound superb, but look ugly.

Dimitris Gogas's picture

I can't remember listening to something good that looked really hideous.

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