Recently there was a thread where we discussed Sound&Vision magazine's methods for reviewing speakers. This raised a few questions in my mind... How much do measurements actually tell us about how a speaker sounds? What kind of measurements do we need to get a good idea about a speaker's performance? Is frequency response alone enough? Do modern hi-fi/HT magazines provide us with the right measurements for us to make informed decisions? I think measurements can tell us a lot about a speaker. I've been able to correlate my experiences listening to my Kit281s, for example, with some of the measurements in the Audioxpress review of them. Which is very interesting. If we want to get past all the subjective commentation about a speaker, I think good measurements are very helpful. Being a technical geek I follow the doctrine of 'more is better'. You cannot have too many measurements. On/off-axis frequency response, impulse response, spectral decay, THD, IMD, I find it all quite interesting. Whether it's practical for a magazine to do all this work, that's another story. What kind of measurements would you like to see to go along with the (often pointless) subjective commentary we see in speaker reviews? Well, those are just some of my thoughts. I still haven't decided if I prefer being subjective or objective. Guess I'm both.