Most speakers you see have an arrangement like the eyes of ours with which we see them. For the most part, speaker drivers face directly toward us, and we lie in the viewing window of their gaze.
This works, generally, until you get up from your chair to get another beer or check on the roast. As you stand up, the sound changes, particularly in the treble region. As you move further away from the speaker window, the sound changes and you lose more and more definition and musicality. When you’re standing at the kitchen sink, it sounds like you’re living next to a dance club — all that’s left to hear from that spot is bass and midbass.
Does this matter? Obviously it sounds great in your listening chair, so why should you expect better sound outside of the view of the speakers?
The fact is, losing the upper frequencies as you exit your music room is not the largest tragedy.
BUT. When you hear what a bipolar speaker does in the same position, or an…