GoldenEar vs. Morel
While the GoldenEar and Morel systems are both Top Picks in the same price category (Midrange), the Morel is actually 25 percent more expensive than the GoldenEar. So it makes sense that the Morel got a higher Performance rating with a lower Value rating, though in both cases, both ratings are very favorable.
Reviewer Mark Fleischmann had this response to your question: "The Morels have much smaller enclosures, so they have higher odds to overcome. Both systems sounded outstanding, which is why they're Top Picks. The Morels use a coaxial design, which gives them tighter focus, while the GoldenEars have a pleated ribbon tweeter, which gives them wider dispersion. So it may be a question of whether you prefer focus or dispersion. We always encourage readers to seek out demos at A/V specialty dealers and use your own ears to make final judgments whenever possible."
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